CytoBond™ Removable Coverslip Sealant*

CytoBond™ Removable Coverslip Sealant*

Ready-to-use CytoBond sealant for temporary sealing of slide coverslips. A superior alternative to rubber cement, it remains supple without humidification and removes in one piece after incubation. Provided in an easy-to-use squeeze bottle with applicator tip sufficient for up to 500 coverslips.

  • Superior replacement for rubber cement
  • Effective evaporative seal over prolonged incubations and high temperatures
  • Remains supple without humidification
  • Removes in one piece after incubation
  • Easy to use squeeze bottle with applicator tip

Using CytoBond

Using CytoBond



Applications & Benefits
Removes cleanly in one pieceNo residue left on slide that can interfere with second coverslipping for microscopy

Eliminates cell damage caused by coverslip movement when removing rubber cement
Stays supple without humidification for easy removalEliminates humidity strips in Thermobrite

Heat block/oven can substitute for Thermobrite
What is CytoBond ?Proprietary polymer; patent pending

Contains same solvent as rubber cement (heptane)

Viscosity like honey

Colorless; forms a clear seal


Ordering Information
CytoBond Removable Coverslip Sealant, 100 ml.2020-00-188,00 €


Testimonials
Heather Salsgiver - FISH Technologist
Clin-Path Diagnostics, LLC - Tempe, AZ, USA

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Our lab has been using CytoBond Sealant for over a year now and our techs love it. Only two months after trying it, we completely replaced our rubber cement with CytoBond. We use it with blood, bone marrow and FFPE samples with Abbott probes. Everyone in the lab likes it because of its ease of use. We apply it to the coverslips using the 100 ml bottle?s adjustable applicator tip instead of loading syringes of rubber cement.?Since CytoBond does not require humidity we have eliminated the hassle and mess of using wet channel cards on our ThermoBrite instrument. CytoBond stays moist and supple even in Arizona?s dry and arid climate ? no more scraping sealant off piece by piece like we used to do with rubber cement. When we return the next day it comes off easily. We really enjoy it!?


C. Dana Bangs - Cytogenetics Supervisor
Stanford Hospital and Clinics - Palo Alto, CA, USA

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I have long been frustrated by dependence on individual hybridization instruments with linked denaturation and hybridization functionality. ?The linear addition of new instruments to meet increased test volume is limited by cost and available bench space. ?Suggesting to SciGene that the solution was to de-couple denaturation and hybridization with a high-capacity, high-precision incubation oven, mated to their CytoBrite hybridization instrument, quickly lead to the development of the CytoBrite Slide Oven. The CytoBrite Slide Oven incubates up to 60 slides in 6-slide hybridization trays transferred directly from the CytoBrite instrument following denaturation. Slides can also be transferred from HyBrite and ThermoBrite instruments. This frees the denaturation instruments for additional runs. The trays fit mated heat blocks on five pull-out shelves, facilitating rapid transfer of multiple slides with negligible temperature disruption. Precision (temperature regulation to ? 0.2?C) is excellent, and the use of CytoBond Coverslip Sealant eliminates the need to humidify the oven. The CytoBrite oven has successfully hybridized the full range of FISH testing, including standard cytogenetic interphase and metaphase preparations, FFPE specimens (breast, lung, lymphoma, sarcoma, etc.), and fixed intact cell Thin-Prep slides for bladder cancer screening. Probes from the major vendors and representing all FISH strategies (fusion, breakapart, deletion, amplification) have been successfully hybridized. Results have been excellent.


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