Visikol is a clearing agent designed for use in biology.
A versatile tool for biological imaging, Visikol® renders specimens transparent allowing you to visualize internal structures without complex and time-consuming sectioning.
Never use chloral hydrate again.
Visikol is a peer reviewed, all-purpose replacement for chloral hydrate in optical microscopy.
A Tool for Research
Microscopy is an important tool in research laboratories, allowing scientists to peer deep within and observe the inner workings of nature. Scientists have used clearing agents like chloral hydrate for over a century to help increase transparency and clarity of specimens for analysis.
Visikol was developed as a substitute to chloral hydrate allowing researchers to get the most out of optical microscopy.
Simplified Quality Control
Microscopic analysis is the most accessible and inexpensive method of quality control, and is widely used for foods and herbal products. Pharmacopoeias and the FDA recommend the use of chloral hydrate as a clearing agent for quality control examination under a microscope.
Visikol places this technique in the hands of any laboratory, giving you a step up in quality.
Visikol makes it easy for students to quickly grasp biology and apply their textbook knowledge to the laboratory with ease. Used in a number of biology classrooms, Visikol enables teachers to engage their students in deep and enriched lessons where science can be witnessed firsthand.
Excite students about the science of plants, insects, forensics, and food.
The performance of Visikol was evaluated in comparison to chloral hydrate and Visikol was demonstrated to be as effective effective in clearing a number of botanical species. This work has been published in May's issue of Applications in Plant Sciences, published by the Botanical Society of America.
Visikol is a new formula designed to replace chloral hydrate in a wide variety of microscopic applications. In this white paper, the superior clearing action of Visikol on Arabidopsis thaliana can be easily observed when directly compared to acidified chloral hydrate solution.
Take a virtual tour through a basil leaf which has been cleared with Visikol.
The depth of field you get with Visikol allows you to traverse vertically through optical planes of your specimens, so you can get a clear understanding of spatial relationships and anatomical structures.