Question: How do I assemble and disassemble the Visium Slide Cassette?
Answer: The Visium Slide Cassette creates leakproof wells for reagent application and removal directly to the oligo-captured probes on the Visium CytAssist Gene Expression Slide. Prior to assembly with experimental slides practice assembly and disassembly using plain glass slides (25 mm x 75 mm x 1 mm). For the Visium Slide Cassette to perform as expected, the Cassette and Gasket must be free of debris. During assembly and disassembly, do not apply excessive force as this can break the Visium Slide. The Visium Slide Cassette is a 'single use' consumable. If additional Visium Slide Cassettes are needed, 4 packs are available for purchase.
Instructions for assembly and disassembly of the Visium CytAssist Slide into the Visium Slide Cassette are included in the Visium CytAssist Spatial Gene Expression User Guide. See below for GIF demonstrations using a representative slide with a Visium Slide Cassette 2-port, 11 mm. Assembly and disassembly of the Visium Slide Cassette 8-port, 6.5 mm will be performed identically.
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