Immunohistochemistry

HCB provides a number of immunohistochemistry (IHC) services aimed at ensuring you achieve the highest quality results. There are numerous advantages to using the HCB IHC services including close contact with our experienced IHC technician throughout the process of antibody selection, optimisation and validation by our Biobank Pathologist. Our primary services include:

  • Fully automated IHC services, including antibody optimisation using the Discovery Ultra
  • Manual IHC consultancy

The Discovery Ultra is a dedicated solution for scientists and research professionals who demand more than what conventional immunohistochemistry (IHC) and in situ hybridization (ISH) research methods have to offer. The Discovery Ultra research instrument offers our highest level of protocol flexibility for the most challenging assays and for rapid assay development. The thirty independent slide drawers allow for titration capability for each individual slide and this instrument offers enhanced multiplexing and immunofluorescence capabilities. It also saves valuable development time with continuous access to bulks, waste and reagents.

The Discovery Ultra is a cost effective solution that reduces reagent and time commitments and has extensive research application capabilities including:

  • Multiplex IHC
  • Gene and protein ISH/IHC
  • mRNA ISH
  • miRNA ISH
  • DNA ISH

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.