Laboratory Instruments / Logos Biosystems Tissue Clearing
The X-CLARITY™ is a collection of systems and ready-to-use reagents developed by Logos Biosystems to make electrophoretic tissue clearing simple, rapid, and efficient.
TISSUE CLEARING FOR 3D IMAGING
The X-CLARITY™ systems and reagents standardize, simplify, and accelerate each step of the tissue clearing process. With the CLARITY method, preserved tissues are embedded in a hydrogel matrix and lipids are actively extracted through electrophoresis to create a stable and optically transparent tissue-hydrogel hybrid that is chemically accessible for multiple rounds of antibody labeling and imaging. Native cytoarchitecture remains intact and even endogenous fluorescence proteins are preserved for robust fluorescence imaging downstream.
01 HYDROGEL INFUSION
The X-CLARITY™ Hydrogel Solution Kit is a pre-tested hydrogel solution for uniform and consistent tissue-hydrogel hybridization. The kit is made up of X-CLARITY™ Hydrogel Solution, an acrylamide-based solution used to create polyacrylamide, and X-CLARITY™ Polymerization Initiator, a thermal free radical initiator also known as VA-044
02 TISSUE-HYDROGEL HYBRIDIZATION
The X-CLARITY™ Polymerization System is a standalone, automated system developed to simplify tissue-hydrogel hybridization, a crucial step for optimal tissue clearing. Multiple samples can be placed in multi-well plates or conical tubes for rapid and efficient high-throughput sample processing. Users can control polymerization by adjusting vacuum strength, temperature, and a timer through a simple touchscreen interface.
03 LIPID REMOVAL
The X-CLARITY™ Tissue Clearing System II is an all-in-one, easy-to-use solution for electrophoretic tissue clearing. Its unique design accelerates the removal of lipids from tissues while preserving the structural integrity of the sample. Clear a whole mouse brain in just 6 hours, an astounding 8 times faster than the original technology. Users can set tissue clearing conditions through a simple and intuitive touchscreen interface. In ETC (electrophoretic tissue clearing) mode, platinum-plated electrodes generate an electric field to accelerate the removal of lipids from tissues in a highly efficient manner. A built-in temperature control system actively cools and heats buffer to maintain consistent buffer temperatures during clearing. Buffer is constantly circulated to ensure consistent buffering capacity, temperature control, and elimination of tissue clearing byproducts. This advanced system ensures efficient, rapid, and consistent tissue clearing.
Extraordinary tissue transparency for superior imaging quality
Quick and easy implementation
Faster processing times
No tissue damage