Compresstome VF-300 vibrating microtome

Electrophysiology at The Allen Institute


One of the things that we are keen to do at Precisionary Instruments is to help push the boundaries of scientific research.  That’s why it is always cool to see how scientists have modified and enhanced the Compresstome.  At the Allen Institute, their “open science” concept puts neuroscientists together with system engineers to come up with some extremely cool ideas, and conjure them into existence.
We are proud that the Compresstome can be part of this by helping the scientists work with both mouse brains as well as human brain tissues.  This can be seen at times 1:34-1:50 and 3:10 of the video.



How is the Compresstome different from a vibratome?  You can read about a discussion thread on ResearchGate on selecting the best tissue sectioning tool for you.

The Compresstome is also the best machine to cut adult and senior brain slices.  The paper and the associated protocol can be found in Brain Slice Methods.

The VF-300 is the workhorse of the Compresstome™ family.  With our compression technology, this fully automated slicer excels at sectioning slices used for:

Our slicer technology allows you to double your slice viability.  The Compresstome™ is also easy to use. Our online training videos will allow everyone in your lab to produce excellent slices.

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