SelectScience Members can achieve membership status by writing product reviews. This helps other members to better understand the Reviewer's experience and expertise.
Status: No. Reviews Published: Member 0 1-4 5-14 15+ By Invitation
Reviewers are also encouraged to publish a 'public profile' so others can benefit from a further understanding of the Reviewer's applications and expertise.
Write a review today>>
Member since: 2016
Reliable, user-friendly product
Application Area: Live cell imaging by confocal microscopy
"We have used CyGEL to immobilize Drosophila pupae for live imaging using a confocal microscope. Embedding of samples in glass bottom dishes is carried out using a fluorescence stereomicroscope. We find CyGEL more convenient than LMP agarose because it saves the hassle to melt agarose and have a heating block or water bath nearby to keep agarose liquefied. The only utensil required is a small container with ice to keep CyGEL in its liquid form. Toxicity was not an issue since samples survived 3D time-lapse imaging for five days (see http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/3/2/150517). Overall, we are very satisfied with this product."
Member since: 2014
Organization: Institute of Microbiology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Application Area:Confocal microscopy
"This is wonderful product to immobilize cells. It can be used also for immobilization of cells after cell sorting. Just sort cells on cool microscope slides and your cells will be immobilized during transport to confocal microscopy (as the slides will heat to room temperature). Just a very easy-to-use tool."