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Tissue fixation at OHSU

Definition
Fixation of biological tissues to preserve them from decay, either through autolysis or putrefaction. Fixation terminates any ongoing biochemical reactions, and may also increase the mechanical strength or stability of the treated tissues. Fixation is usually the first stage in a multistep process to prepare a sample of biological material for microscopy or other analysis
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Electron Microscropy Core

Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Contact: Barklis, Eric, Ph.D.

  • Scanning electron microscopy and dual beam 3D imaging
  • Ultrastructural and Morphological analysis