Histology Core Facilities


The PCMD Histology Core is located on the third floor of Stemmler Hall, lab bays 344B and 345B, within the McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory.

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The core is comprehensively equipped for all aspects of musculoskeletal histology. Major equipment includes:

A Polycut plastics microtome
B Upright fluorescence and bright field microscopes equipped with high-resolution digital cameras and image analysis software (x2)
C Double-headed teaching microscope
D Paraffin embedding station
E Histomorphometry workstation equipped with Bioquant software
F Automated paraffin tissue processor
G Cryostat microtomes (x3)
H Fume hoods for staining and plastic embedding (x2)
I Paraffin microtomes (x4)

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