With our patented compression technology, The Compresstome® overcomes these issues and can produce slices that have

  • More Live cells: Compression stabilizes the tissue, producing much more living cells on live tissues.
  • Smooth sections: tissue stabilization + Auto-Zero-Z® = No artifacts

Reproductive Organ tissues have the following characteristics that makes it difficult for traditional Vibratomes to section

  • Variability in tissue density: Reproductive tissues, such as the testes or ovaries, contain several different types of tissue with varying densities. This variability can make it challenging to produce uniform sections with a vibratome, and dense regions may cause the blade to skip or produce uneven section thickness.
  • Presence of delicate structures: Reproductive tissues contain several delicate structures, such as blood vessels, ducts, and germ cells, that can be easily damaged during sectioning. The vibratome blade may tear or crumple these structures, leading to unusable or distorted sections.

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Abdelaal HM, Kim HO, Wagstaff R, Sawahata R, Southern PJ, Skinner PJ. Comparison of Vibratome and Compresstome sectioning of fresh primate lymphoid and genital tissues for in situ MHC-tetramer and immunofluorescence staining. Biol Proced Online. 2015 Jan 7;17(1):2. PMID: 25657614; PMCID: PMC4318225 Download PDF

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