Leica to Sell Expression Pathology's Slides. Rapid, gentle and contamination free laser microdissection, directly into sample buffer, is now possible with the combination of Leica Microsystems' laser microdissection system Leica LMD6000 and Expression Pathology's Director glass slides. A sales agreement between the two companies now gives scientists the opportunity to buy both the instrument and the slides from Leica Microsystems worldwide. The slides bring a new level of speed and accuracy to laser microdissection, allowing collection directly into a vial, while eliminating the need for plastic membrane-coated slides or sticky caps. These membrane-free slides employ a proprietary energy transfer coating bonded to a glass support. UV-laser energy is converted to kinetic energy upon striking the energy transfer coating, vaporizing it, thereby propelling selected features into the vial.
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