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University of Otago Histology Unit Hercus

Primary brain cancer
A primary brain cancer specimen from the Histology Unit Hercus.

The Histology Unit Hercus provides histology services for University of Otago researchers, as well researchers based at outside companies. It also offers diagnostic dental services for the whole of New Zealand.

The Unit undertakes processing, cutting and staining of all types of tissue. Routine staining, immunoperoxidase and fluorescent techniques are all catered for.

Qualified Medical Laboratory Scientists are available to advise on all aspects of histology and to instruct users in either staining techniques or use of equipment.

Equipment available for use includes:

  • Cryostat
  • Embedding machine
  • Microtomes
  • Staining machines
  • Light microscopy

For further information please contact Mandy Fisher:

Tel 64 3 4797152