Microscope Slides & Chambers

Corning microscope slides and cover glasses.

Light and electron microscopic analysis of biological samples requires consistent reagents and supplies to help ensure that the cells and tissues analyzed have limited processing and viewing artifacts. We carry a broad selection of microscopy reagents, tools, and glassware for the research and clinical lab from Corning®, BRAND®, PELCO®, and other reliable brands.

Microscope slide cover glasses

Proper cover glass size and thickness is necessary for optimal slide viewing conditions. Choose from our wide range of cover glasses based on shape, size and thickness.

Microscope slides

Our complete portfolio of microscopic slides available in various sizes and color codes offer consistency and high optical clarity. We have a full range of sizes with different options including plain, frosted, twin frosted, colored, rounded edged, ground edged, cut edged, and cavity slides for use in your clinical laboratory or research applications. Our selection also includes microscope slide grids and a wide sliding latch slide storage boxes to support your analyses and organize your material.

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Staining glassware

We offer a wide range of staining glassware for your specific cell or tissue staining needs, from small well cavity slides to staining troughs and trays that enable convenient and even staining. For larger volume staining, we also offer a full range of Wheaton Coplin staining jars in sizes from 5 to 50 slide racks with covers.

Microscopy tools for efficiency and comfort

Precise and reliable tools can greatly improve the efficiency of microscopic work. We offer a variety of fine tweezers and forceps in different materials and shapes to manipulate samples and coverslips, along with PAP pens for immunostaining slides. The portfolio also includes slide spinners with 110V and 230V inputs to enable fast drying. Our slide boxes and slide mailers are designed in various sizes enable secure storage and shipping of the slides. For those long sessions at the slide bench, we even offer silicone lab mats of assorted colors to cushion your feet.

Microarray surfaces

We offer a choice of three optimized surfaces for creating microarrays from Corning® brand, including Epoxide, UltraGAPS™, and GAPS™ II coated slides. Our portfolio of Corning® microarray slides are manufactured under the most stringent conditions, cleaned and individually examined for mechanical defects and the presence of dust and glass particles. Surfaces are applied in an environmentally controlled, HEPA-filtered ISO Class 5 facility, resulting in coated microarray slides with highly uniform surface properties and low autofluorescence. Surface wettability is consistent across the slide surface to assure uniform spot size and shape and to avoid uncontrolled wicking or poor volume transfer during printing. Packaging has been developed to maintain the appropriate storage environment.

Electron microscopy supplies

We provide the essential supplies and tools required for scanning or transmission electron microscopy. Our collection includes embedding molds for samples, glass strips for making thin or thick section knives, and the specimen mounts for key instruments. We offer a range of copper, nickel, and gold grids, grid markers, and grid storage boxes essential for transmission electron microscopy. Our Carestream® electron microscopy films are designed to produce high quality EM photomicrographs.