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your IHC workflow

Introducing VectaMount® Express

VectaMount Express is a non-aqueous clearing and mounting medium enabling the rapid mounting of cell and tissue specimens following immunohistochemistry (IHC) staining. This novel formulation is engineered to enable mounting directly following staining, saving time by eliminating the need for extensive ethanol and clearing washes prior to coverslipping. Just stain your slides as per your usual workflow, briefly wash in isopropyl alcohol, and coverslip.

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Human Colon: Mouse Anti-Ki67, ImmPRESS-HRP Anti-Mouse IgG, ImmPACT DAB EqV and Rabbit Anti-Cytokeratin ImmPRESS-AP Anti-Rabbit IgG, Vector Blue. Mounted in VectaMount Express Mounting Media.

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Human Tonsil: Mouse Anti-Ki67, ImmPRESS-AP Anti-Mouse IgG, Vector Blue, Nuclear Fast Red counterstain. Mounted in VectaMount Express Mounting Medium.

Why VectaMount Express?

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Save time

Stop wasting your valuable time with up to 30 minutes of tedious slide handling through an ethanol dehydration series and xylene clearing prior to coverslipping. Just stain, wash, and mount.

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Get results faster

With a mounting workflow that's ready and available when you are, staining is more accessible. Streamline your IHC workflow and get right to your imaging.

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Embrace sustainability

Reduce laboratory waste by decreasing your dependence on alcohols and xylene for histological-based assays.

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Save money

Minimize the need for alcohols and xylenes — and the associated disposal costs — in your IHC workflow.

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Apply with ease

With an optimal viscosity, this mounting medium enables easy application and uniform spreading.

Faster IHC clearing and mounting

  • Eliminates the need for extensive ethanol washes and solvent-based clearing agents (e.g. xylene)
  • Rapid drying formula for fast visualization of stained samples
  • Preserves staining for at least 18 months at room temperature
  • Compatible with horseradish peroxidase (HRP) and alkaline phosphatase (AP) enzyme substrates
  • Refractive index of 1.49
H 5700 60 VectaMount Express Mounting


How to coverslip with VectaMount Express?

— Learn how you can save valuable time and get right to your imaging in this helpful how to video.  Watch now


— Explore commonly asked questions about VectaMount Express for tips and advice.  Read more

Workflow comparison

— Compare traditional and VectaMount Express workflows to learn how you can streamline your IHC protocol.  Learn more

There’s a New Mountant in Town


“The big thing is that it’s very time efficient. I think I spend a third of
the time and see a technically beautiful product that looks just as
good, if not better, than when using another medium.”

Brittany Cederstrom, Research Scientist,
Proteogenomics Research Institute for Systems Medicine (PRISM)
San Diego, California

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