abberior Mounting Media

abberior offers different kinds of embedding media for fluorescence microscopy.

abberior MOUNT embedding media are aqueous embedding media with a refractive index in the range of 1.38. They are very convenient in terms of application. However, due to evaporation of contained water and polymerisation of the embedding medium, the refractive index will change over time.

abberior TDE mounting media are 2,2'-thiodiethanol based embedding media with refractive indices in the range of 1.408 - 1.518. For many applications abberior TDE mounting media are superior to aqueous embedding media. Especially for demanding applications as 4Pi microscopy, 3D STED microscopy or isoSTED microscopy, because the refractive index will stay constant over time.