The modified Hiraoka Staining Kit that can stain up to 20 grids at a time. This kit encompasses all of the amazing qualities of the original Hiraoka Staining Kit with the enhanced features of the ability to autoclave and microwave the staining tray as well as the staining tray insert. The modified plate holder as well as the parafilm well holder are made from Delrin, while the staining tray and staining tray insert are made from polypropylene. (Chemically resistant, autoclavable, and microwave safe.) Kit includes: Modified Hiraoka Staining Tray (6), Modified Plate Holder, Parafilm Well Holder, Staining Tray Space Insert (2), Grid Support Plate (2), Parafilm. Dimensions of kit contents are as follows: – Modified Staining Tray: 46 x 46 x 11.5mm (1¾ x 1¾ x ½”) thick – Modified Plate Holder: 45 x 38 x 32mm (1¾ x 1½ x 7⁄32″) thick – Parafilm Well Mold: 53 x 40 x 17.5mm (2⅛ x 1½ x ¾”) thick – Staining Tray Space Insert: 29 x 14 x 4.5mm (1½ x ⅝ x 5⁄32″) thick
Technical Data Sheets Citations Hiraoka JI. A holder for mass treatment of grids, adapted especially to electron staining and autoradiography. Stain Technology 1972; 47:297-301. Seifert, P. Modified Hiraoka TEM grid staining apparatus and technique using 3D printed materials and gadolinium triacetate tetrahydrate, a nonradioactive uranyl acetate substitute. Journal of Histotechnology. 2017. 40 (4):130-135.