Manufacture of Custom Tissue Microarrays (TMA) can be performed using BioreclamationIVT's high-quality tissues. Standard configuration for a Tumor Matched Pair TMA consists of two tumor cores and one NAT core for each case. Duplication of the tumor core prevents drop out due to layers of fibrous, normal, or necrotic tissue in the sample, ensuring every section is representative of the tumor. Custom configurations can be performed as well. All tissues to be used for a TMA are prescreened using a top slide to identify the areas of the highest tumor cell percentage.
Tissue microarrays allow a researcher to process and analyze all of their samples at one time. This greatly accelerates the time to results while reducing the reagents needed to run an assay. The short time frame to results also reduces inter-assay or inter-observer variability.