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Technologies

NSA has revolutionized the execution of neurohistology services. With MultiBrain® Technology, up to 40 brains are embedded together in a solid gelatin matrix and processed as a single unit. This technique achieves uniformity of section thickness and staining quality across cases while providing “built-in” quality control, making subsequent analysis more efficient and efficacious.

MultiCord® Technology uses the same revolutionary set of technologies as MultiBrain® Technology, with as many as 40 spinal cords embedded, sectioned and stained simultaneously in the transverse/coronal plane. When there is value in viewing the same cord in different planes, multiple segments and planes of a single spinal cord can be processed together and presented on a single slide. With this configuration, up to 8 spinal cords can be processed within the same MultiCord® block.

The embedding and sectioning of large brains is achieved utilizing many of the principles of MultiBrain® Technology. This Large Format™ Technology enables NSA to section large intact brains continuously with no interruptions.  Brain sections of relatively small species such as monkey, sheep, pig and dog are mounted on our typical 2”x 3” slides. For larger brains such as human brain hemispheres, cow brains and grizzly bear brains, sections are mounted on 3”x 5” slides.

 

COVID-19 IMPACT: Our labs are currently OPEN for business. We are fully operational with uninterrupted delivery services ready to receive your tissue.

NSA IS OPEN

For clients with projects in process: NSA will communicate with you prior to shipping materials to ensure you are able to accept deliveries. If you are unable to receive deliveries due to the current global situation, NSA will hold shipments at our facility until your delivery system returns to normal. If you have not added digital imaging to your order but need it to expedite or continue your research, contact us right away so we can work together to meet your needs.

For clients with tissues, sections and/or slides located at our facility: Please allow us to help you continue your research, particularly if you are working remotely. We are able to perform additional stains, digitize slides for secure remote viewing, and perform additional analysis. Contact us today via email at info@nsalabs.com or using our contact form.

For new clients: We are ready to assist you with all of your neurohistology needs. We are open and fully operational with uninterrupted delivery services ready to receive your tissue.. This is a dynamic situation and we will update this message as things change.

NSA strives to minimize the impact of this global situation on your research and the neuroscience community as a whole. We wish you and yours the best as we maneuver through uncharted waters. Please contact us if we can assist you in any way.