Tissue samples will be processed in a standardised manner and will be evaluated in a blinded fashion.
Please find more informations here:
- Services and prices
- Shipment of samples
- Transfer of results and pictures
- Storage of your samples
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First steps: Please register at OpenIRIS in order to book our services
Shipment of samples
1. Please register OpenIRIS and book our services/products
We offer two services: 1) Staining of paraffin sections and 2) Staining of cryo sections. All other services like embedding, cutting, analysis can be booked as a product within these services.
2. Sample shipment
During the week, samples can be delivered personally between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. :
Campus Benjamin Franklin
Haus 5011, Raum E812
2.2. Postal/courier services
You can also ship your samples via courier or Charité "Hauspost":
Core Unit der Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Campus Benjamin Franklin
Hindenburgdamm 30, Raum E812
Please include a sample list to your shipment and don´t forget the assessment of risk potentials according to Biostoffverordnung (BioStoffV) and/or Gentechnikgesetz (GenTG)/Gentechnik-Sicherheitsverordnung (GenTSV) nicht.
Samples delivered after 3 p.m. will be processed the following day.
For personal delivery after 3 p.m., we will charge extra.
A standardised sample preparation is key to comparable results within experiments and studies.
We also provide assistance during sample preparation in your lab handling mouse or rat models. If you are interested, please send an
How to prepare samples and ship them?
Warning: Please make sure that your samples are labelled concisely.
Tips & Tricks
Extending the shelf life of your paraffin sections
Paraffin sections cannot be stored for a longer period of time if they will be used in immunohistochemistry/-fluorescence or similar methods as they oxidize in air. The staining of older sections will be weaker:
You can store your paraffin sections long-term in a dry & cool place if you place a layer of paraffin over your section. After mounting the section onto a slide, you have to bake the section overnight and can cover the slide with paraffin the next day. All you need is:
• Paraffin bath
• Plastic spatula or something similar
After dipping the slide into the paraffin bath you scrape off the excess paraffin of the back and at the far end of the slide. This way, you can store your layered slide in a slide box.
Processing time and communication of results
First come, first served. Samples can be moved up further depending on deadlines. Please contact the head of iPATH.Berlin for arrangements.
The duration of processing depends on the overall amount of samples, the kind of service you ordered and the availability of reagents.
You will receive your results by email. You are responsible for storage of your own data.
The prices of services provided by iPATH.Berlin are listed in the service catalogue.
The accounting will be done quarterly via ILV in January, April, July and September. Additionally, you will receive an invoice for your won documents.
External customer please ask iPATH.Berlin for prices:
+49 30 450 514 345
Costs for longterm storage will be charged yearly.
Services of the iPATH.Berlin can be applied for as material aid with third-party funding agencies. The iPATH.Berlin prepares cost calculations for your funding applications on the basis of our service catalogue in its recent form.
The prices in the service catalogue are calculated regularly according to costs development.