The imaging platform has been ISO 9001 certified since April 2014.
It is divided into two sections, sample preparation and optical microscopy.
- Production of paraffin blocks and sections and staining for optical microscopy
- Production of EPON resin blocks, semi-fine sections and preparation of grids for transmission electronic microscopy (TEM).
The platform is equipped with:
- 1 automated tissue processor (Milestone Logos)
- 1 embedding station (Thermo Scientific HistoStar)
- 1 manual microtome (Shandon Finesse 325)
- 1 Cryostat (Leica CM3050S)
The imaging platform has three microscopes:
- 1 Axioplan 2 microscope
- 1 AxioImager M2 microscope
- 1 LSM 510 Meta confocal microscope
The observations in electron microscopy are carried out on the LISA platform.