Highlights

  • Several types of staining media
  • Supplied in 25 ml bottles
  • Safety data sheet available
  • used to better visualize cells and cell components under a microscope
Models
Specifications
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(Dissolved) Stains

MODELS Stain Contents Application  
PB.5280 Azo carmine-G 25 ml Biological stains for animal tissues. Also suitable for bacteria pigmentation  
PB.5283 Eosin yellow 25 ml For general overall-view colouring  
PB.5286 Haematoxylin 25 ml According to Ehrlich. General purpose nuclear stain  
PB.5289 Astra Blue 25 ml For vegetal cells  
PB.5292 Orange-G 25 ml For most elementary structures of animal tissues  
PB.5295 Safranine 25 ml A general stain for showing nuclei and cellulose walls  
PB.5297 Methylene Blue 25 ml Biological and bacteriological stain  
PB.5300 Analin Blue 25 ml to be used as third colour for Azo pigmentation  
PB.5305 Fuchsine 25 ml For staining bacilli in tissue  
PB.5270 Xylol 100 ml Lens cleaner  

Why Stain Cells
The most basic reason that cells are stained is to enhance visualization of the cell or certain cellular components under a microscope. Cells may also be stained to highlight metabolic processes or to differentiate between live and dead cells in a sample. Cells may also be enumerated by staining cells to determine biomass in an environment of interest

What Are Some Common Stains?
There are several types of staining media, each can be used for a different purpose. Commonly used stains and how they work are listed below. All these stains may be used on fixed, or non-living, cells and those that can be used on living cells are noted

• Analin Blue - To be used as third colour for Azo pigmentation (PB.5300)

• Astra Blue -  Stain for vegetal cells.To be used in combination with safranin (PB.5283)

• Azo Carmine-G - colors glycogen, biological stains for animal tissues. Also suitable for bacteria pigmentation, red (PB.5280)

• Eosin - a counterstain to haematoxylin, this stain colors red blood cells, cytoplasmic material, cell membranes, and extracellular structures pink or red. Stain for general overall-view colouring, yellow (PB.5283)

• Fuchsin - This stain is used to stain collagen, smooth muscle, bacilli in tissue or mitochondria (PB.5303)

• Hematoxylin - a general purpose nuclear stain that, with a mordant, stains nuclei blue-violet or brown (PB.5286)

• Orange-G - Stain for most elementary structures of animal tissues (PB.5292)

• Methylene blue - stains animal cells to make nuclei more visible. Biological and bacteriological stain (PB.5297)

• Safranin - a nuclear stain used as a counterstain or to color collagen yellow. A general stain for showing nuclei and cellulose walls. To be used in combination with Astra Blue (PB.5295)

After staining cells and preparing slides, they may be stored in the dark and possibly refrigerated to preserve the stained slide, and then observed with a microscope

PB.5270 LENS CLEANER 
Xylol, lens cleaner, intermediate agent for section slide preapartion. In bottle (100 ml)