SmartBatch+

Electrophoretic tissue clearing & immunolabeling

Our easy-to-use system combines active tissue clearing and immunolabeling into one high-throughput device, allowing you to switch between clearing and labeling modes simply by changing buffers. SmartBatch+ is compatible with different tissue types and large intact samples.

An advance on our founder’s CLARITY tissue clearing method, Clear+ provides maximum optical transparency with no tissue expansion or contraction. In immunolabeling mode, eFLASH and patented SE technologies uniformly label whole organs. Unlike other methods like iDISCO and CUBIC, SmartBatch+ actively preserves fluorescent protein signal.

Consistent histological data

SmartBatch+ actively clears and labels up to 12 whole mouse brains or comparably sized samples in as little as one day, and 2 whole rat brains in just 3-4 days! This provides unparalleled consistency for multiple treatment groups. Its small footprint also allows ample space for multiple devices.

High quality sample integrity for 3D imaging

SmartBatch+ combined with SHIELD tissue preservation protects fluorescent protein signal, antigenicity, and molecular and physical architecture through all tissue processing steps. Clear+ is currently the only tissue clearing technique that preserves sample morphology. This ensures your samples will produce information-rich images.

Fast, cost-effective clearing & immunolabeling

Use just 4-20 μg of antibody per target to label a sample the size of a whole mouse brain — up to an order of magnitude less than passive staining. Save hundreds of dollars per sample per antibody, in primary antibody alone! SmartBatch+’s turnkey design is also labor-efficient, requiring <12 mins hands-on time per sample to clear and label.

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