The 3D imaging workflow from Miltenyi Biotec offers neuroscientists the ability to generate 3D images of entire biological systems with unprecedented detail, advancing studies in pathology of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases in mouse models. Where once imaging analysis was restricted due to standardized microscopy techniques, Miltenyi Biotec's high-resolution rendering and easy-to-use staining, clearing and imaging protocols are a complete solution that must be seen to be believed.
Acquiring meaningful 3D microscopy data from large samples such as whole brain, hemispheres or brain organoids, whole rodent organs, or even human organs is a three-step process:
Our 3D-immunofluorescence (IF) antibodies are specifically validated for whole-mount staining of large samples, such as mouse brain hemispheres, or cerebral brain organoids. Directly conjugated to bright and photostable Vio® Dyes, our REAfinity™ Recombinant Antibodies will accelerate and facilitate your research through shorter experiment times and optimal signal-to-background ratios. For maximum reliability, ultimately producing more conclusive results, all our 3D-IF antibodies are functionally validated with the MACS® Clearing Kit.
The video shows a human cerebral organoid, whole-mount stained with Ki-67 Antibody, anti-human/mouse, Vio R667, REA183 (yellow); SOX2 Antibody, anti-human, Vio B515, REA320 (magenta); and β-Tubulin 3 Antibody, anti-human/mouse, Vio G570, REA1152 (cyan). The sample was processed and optically cleared using the MACS Clearing Kit and imaged with an UltraMicroscope II light sheet instrument.
To enable clear and distinct imaging of structures deep inside large tissues, light scattering of opaque tissue has to be minimized by tissue clearing. Starting from scratch, establishing a new clearing protocol, can be time consuming and labor intensive.
Our ready-to-use, non-toxic MACS Clearing Kit effectively renders your samples transparent for optimal 3D imaging results. Easy-to-follow tissue staining and clearing protocols guide you through a hassle-free process step by step.
The MACS Clearing Kit enables effective clearing of, for example, a human tumor sample or adult mouse brain within only 6 hours.
After staining and clearing, the samples are immersed into the non-toxic MACS Imaging Solution, which matches the optimal refractive index for optimal light sheet imaging with the UltraMicroscope II and UltraMicrosope Blaze™.
Full automation of the UltraMicroscope Blaze Instrument enables overnight imaging of multiple samples in a single imaging experiment, without manual intervention or monitoring. The batch measurement mode ensures that 3D data will be available for in-depth analysis the next morning. Our pioneering UltraMicroscope technology combined with cutting-edge light sheet optics ensures excellent data quality from macro to subcellular imaging.
Visualize the complete workflow solution for automated 3D light sheet imaging.
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