Part of the Mellanby Centre for Bone Research, skelet.AL (formerly the Bone Analysis Lab) has a diversified expertise in imaging, histology, and bone biology. Established in 2003, the laboratory is open to any investigator wishing to perform analysis of bone. It specialises in morphological analysis, using micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) both ex-vivo and in-vivo; is a fully equipped modern histology facility for the preparation and analysis (histomorphometry) of both decalcified and undecalcified bone specimens; and has recently acquired the TissueFaxs 200, a slide scanner able to scan up to 200 slides of immunostained tissue sections (brightfield and fluorescence), along with its flow cytometry like analysis software package.
In recent years, skelet.AL has expended its range of expertise through collaborations with specialised laboratories such as the Bone Biochemistry Lab and the INSIGNEO Integrative Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Group.
For further details go to: http://skeletal.group.shef.ac.uk