Tissue Extraction with Dissection Tools in Life Science Research
Dissection tools are highly relevant in many fields of life science research. Precise and clean-cut isolation of tissues for experiments is crucial especially when methodical and analytical rigor is vital.
In oncology, for example, dissection is often carried out on mice during immunohistochemical studies when determining biomarker expression. In neuroscience research, dissection tools are employed when explanting brain tissue samples for different types of experimental analyses. Furthermore, the dissection of plants is common practice when studying their internal botanical structure and molecular physiology.
Types of Dissection Tools and Instruments on ZAGENO
A wide range of dissection tools are often required in labs due to the heterogeneous makeup and physiology of organisms. Scientific dissection tools include scalpels, forceps, knives, scissors, probes, and saws. Key attributes when purchasing your dissection equipment are quality and utility. Your scalpel's blade should be incredibly sharp and deliver the cleanest and most precise cuts. Forceps should be of high durability and allow for easy and secure handling of your delicate samples and tissue explants.
At ZAGENO we offer a variety of tools for all your dissection needs. Featuring top brands such as VWR, Integra LifeSciences, Swan-Morton and Fine Science Tools. Use our unique cross-manufacturer product comparison and find the best instrument for your experiment!
Scalpels are small handheld tools equipped with an extremely sharp blade that is usually made of stainless steel or high carbon steel. Scalpels are used for creating clean and precise cuts in tissue during dissection procedures. We offer durable multi-use models and disposable models that can be used when sterility is of high importance.
A forceps is a hinged metal instrument used for holding small objects and slippery tissues. Like scalpels, they are made from high-grade carbon steel and can be either disposable or non-disposable. Thumb forceps, more commonly known as tweezers, are relatively simple instruments that use spring tension to enable grip. They are held between the thumb and two fingers and are a ubiquitous accessory seen in the lab. Check out the different types we offer on our Life Science Marketplace!
Like conventional scissors, dissection scissors posses two very sharp blades that use shear force to cut through tissue. They are usually made from hardened stainless steel, come in a variety of different types and are multi-use in form.
Similar to scalpels, dissecting knives are sharp, handheld tools used for cutting tissue or other materials within the lab. They consist of a long flat piece of hardened and passivated steel that is finely sharpened at one end. In general, they are usually larger than scalpels and are employed where bigger and less precise cuts are needed. At ZAGENO we offer high quality and long-lasting dissecting knives from some of the top suppliers in the industry.
Dissection probes are long, thin tools with blunt ends that are used to manipulate tissue during dissections. They come in an assortment of shapes and sizes and like most dissection tools are generally made from hardened stainless steel.