As part of the Scientific Facilities and Technology Implementation of IGC, the Histopathology Unit has two major roles: provide high quality preparations for microscopic analysis and pathology support to IGC scientists investigating animal models of human disease. Another main goal for the Unit is to provide histology solutions to other model organisms in research. The Histopathology Unit is open to all internal groups in IGC but also to associate laboratories, academic institutions and private companies.
As histopathology is a valuable instrument in scientific research, our laboratory, is equipped for three main techniques:
In addition, the in-house experimental pathologist assists in:
Since 2017, high quality image acquisition is also available with a slide scanner (NanoZoomer - SQ Digital Slide Scanner).
In 2019 we started using the Visiopharm´s stereology software.
In 2020 the Facility acquired a new equipment, Leica RM2255 Fully Automated Rotary Microtome.