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IHC Optimization

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IHC Fixation Optimization

Fixation prevents autolysis and necrosis of excised tissues, preserving their morphology and antigenicity as well as increasing their resistance to processing. The choice of fixative is critical as different fixatives are more optimal for some antigens than others.

Keywords: IHC, optimization, fixative, pfa, perfusion, immersion, fixation method

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IHC Embedding Optimization

Once your tissue sample is fixed using the appropriate method and fixative, it is ready for sectioning and mounting. In order to preserve tissue morphology during sectioning, the tissue must be embedded in paraffin.

Keywords: IHC, optimization, ICH-P, IHC-F, FFPE, frozen section, paraffin embedding, paraffin embedded vs frozen

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IHC Antigen Retrieval Optimization

There are two common methods of epitope retrieval: heat-induced epitope retrieval (HIER), and proteolytic-induced epitope retrieval (PIER). Selecting the right method is critical to get the best results for your application.

Keywords: IHC, optimization, HIER vs PIER, heat-induced epitope retrieval, proteolytic-enduce epitope retrieval, antigen retrieval

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Troubleshooting Guides

Troubleshooting Guides

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Troubleshooting Guides

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Protocols, optimization tips, troubleshooting guides , and more for IHC.

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IHC  Principle 

The principle behind Immunohistochemistry (IHC)  entails detection of antigen or happens in cells of a tissue section by exploiting the principle of antibodies binding specifically to antigens in biological tissues. Learn more about this in this guide.


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IHC Protocol

BosterBio has a detailed stepwise IHC protocol with a clearly illustrated IHC workflow with recommended  reagents. Learn how to effectively implement a successful immunostaining for tissue sections and cell climbing slices.  



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IHC Troubleshooting Tips 

This guide provides a thorough list of  Immunohistochemistry troubleshooting tips, including weak staining, high background, nonspecific staining among others. Learn how to take control of your IHC process. 


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IHC  Sample Preparation

Learn the best IHC and ICC sample preparation techniques. Get a detailed procedure of preparing different types of preserved tissues which is key to getting high quality staining during Immunohistochemistry (IHC). .


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