Simpler Protocol: There are only three steps for the Compresstome™ protocol --tissue fixation, tissue slicing, and free floating staining. No over night sucrose incubation, no OCT compound embedding, no liquid nitrogen freezing. This saves you time and money. It also makes the experiment much more repeatable.
Stronger signals: The Compresstome™ eliminates the freeze-thaw step(s) that can lead to degradation in proteins and their antigenicities. This reduces false negative results for low level signals.
Better histology images: There is no ice crystal formation with the Compresstome™ slice. Cellular structure and histology image are better preserved. Further EM study is possible.
Wider cutting window: The cyrostat can slice tissues between 4 to 40 microns. For experiments requiring thicker slices, the cryostat slices cracks easily. The Compresstome™ can cut slice thickness from 8 micron and up, with no upper thickness limit.
Convenient: The footprint of the Compresstome™ is very small. It can be easily moved around from counter to counter.
Affordable: The total cost for the Compresstome™ is only a small fraction of that of a cryostat. The savings on material cost and your time is even bigger.