SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope)
American Preclinical Services has in-house, GLP compliant SEM capability, which can perform imaging on wet or dry specimens without the need for critical point drying or sputter coating.
SEM is useful for qualitatively evaluating cellular deposition and tissue-related effects on devices and implants (e.g. endothelialization, fibrin deposition, granuloma formation), as well as surface changes (oxidation, pitting, cracking) and surface erosion.
All image acquisition is performed by our trained pathology technicians to ensure that representative and abnormal nature images are precisely acquired. In addition, APS is capable of splicing image montages so you can view an entire surface or device as one large image.