Methods for Rapid and Specific Fluorescent Staining of Biological Tissue for Laser Capture Microdissection


Available for licensing and commercial development are methods for rapid and specific fluorescent staining of biological tissue samples that substantially preserve biological molecules such as mRNA. Also within the scope of the invention are methods for microdissecting tissue to obtain pure populations of cells or tissue structures based upon identifying and excising cells or tissue structures that are labeled with fluorescent specific binding agents. A laser capture microdissection (LCM) apparatus useful for identifying and isolating cells and tissue structures following rapid immunofluorescent staining is also disclosed. Other LCM devices are available for purchase from Arcturus Engineering.

Inventors:

Robert Star (NIDDK)  ➽ more inventions...

Hiroshi Murakami (NIDDK)  ➽ more inventions...

Kenneth Spring (NHLBI)  ➽ more inventions...


Intellectual Property:
U.S. Pat: 6,790,636 issued 2004-09-14
US Application No. 09/881,446

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