Preparative Histo-Core, a Core Facility located at BioClinicum, J8:20, Karolinska University Hospital, Solna.

Histo-core core facility
Histo-core core facility

Dehydration Service

We can dehydrate any type of tissue in regular or mega cassettes. The dehydration program can be adjusted to match different tissues type and size. 

Equipment Milestone Logos (2019)

Embedding Stations

After the dehydration we have two embedding stations for self-service.

Equipment Kunz WD-4 (2018)

New equipment

We can scan any slide in the new Slide-scanner

Software is free

Olympus VS200 (2021)

Price dehydration

Dehydration: 14 SEK per paraffin block

Embedding: Free self-service. 400 SEK/hour if the Histo-core staff takes care of it.

If you do not have your own cassettes and pad’s you can buy them from us.

Price Slide-scanning (2021): Brightfield 40kr/slide, Fluorescence 60kr/slide

Equipment Rental

  • Microtome 50 SEK/hour - Equipment Microm HM360 

  • Pressure- boiler 20 SEK/run, Equipment BIOCARE Decloaking Chamber Nx Gen

Users of our Dehydration service have priority and can use the microtome for free.


Training is required for all first-time users at the cost of 400 SEK/hour and is limited to instructions on how to operate the equipment and software. Training does not include supervision in assay setup, assay preparation or staining. The fee includes the costs related to the first run. To schedule training contact us directly!

Booking and further information

Contact Mariette Lengquist mariette.lengquist@ki.se for booking, further information and introductions.

Mariette Lengquist

Lab Manager and BMA in Histopathology
Vascular Surgery
K1 Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery


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