The facility is equipped with all the necessary devices to perform basic and advanced histology techniques.

The following equipment is available for the DIY platform, free of charge for DBM members:

  • Two tissue processors and one tissue embedding station
  • Three semi-automatic microtomes 
  • One manual microtome
  • One microwave tissue processor
  • One Thermobrite FISH incubator
  • One slide and one cassette printer
  • Two cryostats
  • One vibratome
  • One slide scanner
  • One image analysis workstation (HALO software)
  • Three bench microscopes
  • One tissue microarrayer

Additionally, the facility staff provides a service for:

  • Histological staining (H&E, PAS, Safranin-O) performed by the Gemini autostainer (free of charge for DBM groups)
  • IHC, IF, ISH performed by the Ventana Discovery Ultra autostainer (fee based)
  • Tissue Microarray Design & Realization (from June 2022)