Biomaterials and Histology Lab
Residents and students can become involved in implant studies and basic research that will help them evaluate new products throughout their careers. Dr. Toth has mentored 49 graduate students (42 MS and 7 PhD). In addition, he regularly publishes work with our orthopaedic residents.
About the Lab
Specifically available equipment includes: a Leica ASP 300 tissue processor, a Leica paraffin embedding center, several microtomes, including an Olympus CUT 4055, an Olympus CUT 4060 retracting microtome, and a Reichert Jung sledge microtome. A high-resolution radiography system (Model 43805 Faxitron), tissue preparation area and histological staining area under a fume hoods, several microscopes including a Zeiss Universal (capable of ultraviolet fluorescence, phase contrast, polarized light, and photomicrography), Siemens K-2 microradiography unit, six diamond saws (four high speed, two low speed), and analytical balance. An Image Pro-Premier v9.3 image analysis system as well as digital cameras can be coupled to any of the microscopes for quantitative histomorphometry.
OREC Biomaterials Research Labs and Offices are located on the Marquette University Campus in the Physics Building, Room 127 (1,250 ft2) and offices (250 ft2) contain tissue processing equipment as well as a darkroom (84 ft2).