Question: What is included in the Visium Accessory Kit?
Answer: The Visium Accessory kit is required to run the Visium Spatial Tissue Optimization and Gene Expression workflows and is generally a one-time purchase. The kit includes the following 4 items:
1) Thermocycler adaptor that up to two slide cassettes fit onto for direct heat transfer from the thermal cycler block to the Visium slides
2) Imaging Test Slide for the user to determine if their imaging system is compatible with the Visium solution. Once system compatibility has been determined, the slide should be used to set-up programs for imaging of the Tissue Optimization and Gene Expression slides. Refer to our Imaging Guidelines for additional instructions.
3) Slide Alignment Tool is included which aids in placing the Visium slide into the disposable Slide Cassette
4) 10x Magnetic Separator for performing SPRI bead purifications when processing the Gene Expression slide