3D Print of the Week

3D print of the week: temperature and chemical resistant slide holder

The Fan Lab (Lab Director, Assistant Professor Dr. Yi Fan) at the Department of Radiation Oncology in the Smilow Center for Translational Research designed a device that can hold 30 paraffin-fixed tissue slides in a heated buffer during the antigen-retrieval procedure of immunohistochemical staining.  In this procedure, this device, along with the slides, will be submerged in 100 °C citrate buffer with a pH of 6.0 for around 1 hour. Since such a high degree of temperature and chemical resistance was required, the Biomedical Library’s 3D Printing team printed the device in high-temperature resin on the Form2 printer.


Printed in high-temperature resin on the Form2 printer.

Learn more about the Biomedical Library’s 3D printing service which is proud to print complimentary objects and provide 3D design consultations  contributing to innovation in teaching, learning, research, and clinical care at the University of Pennsylvania.

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