An adhesive is any substance that causes surfaces of two individual items to bind together. There are various reasons that adhesives are used in histology and hematology. Primarily, they are used to attach the tissue sections to glass slides. Adhesives also prevent the loss of tissue sections as a result of harsh treatments, for example, staining methods often detach tissue sections from glass slides.
Sometimes there are variations between glass slides obtained from different sources. By minimizing the interactions between charged glass surfaces and reagents, adhesives can counteract these differences and provide reproducibility of results. At ZAGENO, a range of adhesives are available, including slides that are pre-coated with a permanent adhesive.