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Our Partners at the Allen Institute for Brain Science

 Leaders in the Field of Neuroscience Often heralded as leaders in the field, the Allen Brain institute performs pioneering research on all manner of brain tissue. Working with brain tissue can often be as frustrating as it is rewarding. Slicing brain tissue presents many challenges. The tissue is a combination of soft and fibrous regions. […]

NEW From Precisionary Instruments: The brand new Compresstome® VF-310-0Z

We started in 2004 with the very first Compresstome® vibrating microtome. More than a decade later, we bring you our newest member of the Compresstome® vibrating microtome family: The VF-310-0Z! Learning from YOU, our customers! In developing our newest model, we’ve learned a lot by listening directly from our customers. Over those years we’ve been […]

Electrophysiology and the Compresstome®

What is Electrophysiology? Electrophysiology is the study of the electrical properties of biological cells and tissues. Specifically, in neuroscience, it includes the measurements of the electrical activity of brain cells, including neurons and their action potential activity. In order to take these measurements, the patch-clamp technique is widely used. In order to measure the electrical […]

We provide protocols for a wide range of experiments Using the Compresstome® Vibrating microtome has never been easier!

What Precisionary Instruments Provides At Precisionary Instruments, we understand that changing processes can seem unlikely favorable, or even nerve-wracking. However, our Scientific team has developed many protocols for sectioning an array of tissue types with the Compresstome® Vibrating microtome. . Find protocols under the “Information & Support” tab on our website. We provide: Fixed AND […]

Look for the Compresstome® on ResearchGate

A Social Network for Scientists Described by the New York Times as a “mashup of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn”, ResearchGate is a social network bringing together academics from around the globe. The media may focus on the big guns of the tech world, but quietly now Researchgate has become an instrumental tool for scientists around […]

Solving the Challenges of Mature Brain Slicing

Difficulties of Slicing Older Animal Brains Younger rodent brains are much softer and easier to slice because these brains are not heavily myelinated. With older rodent brains, the amount of myelination makes tissue slicing difficult. Together with labs at the Allen Institute, we have developed the Compresstome to be successful at cutting brains from mature […]

Scientific Support at Precisionary Instruments

We are Here to Support Your Research We’ve all worked on something and hit a road block, right? When this happens, do you receive the answers you need right away? In the scientific community, colleagues are busy, user manuals are misplaced or really lengthy, and finding the answer you need can be downright frustrating. That’s […]

Meet Our Global Distributors & Partners

Today, we will like to share with you our Global Distributors & Partners! Our Global Distributors & Partners are companies around the world that sell our products internationally. We work with our Global Distributors & Partners directly, and they work directly with our customers from the corresponding countries. This creates a smooth buying process for […]

See the Advantages of Auto Zero-Z® Technology!

Do you want the best possible tissue slices every time you section tissue? The Compresstome® vibrating slicer comes with patented Auto Zero-Z® technology that will give you even and consistent slices every time you cut. Compresstome® models are equipped with Auto Zero-Z® technology during manufacturing, so when you receive your model, you can start working […]

Training Videos: See how the Compresstome® works

Learning Methods for Every Learning Type Have you ever received a new piece of equipment that includes a long instruction booklet on how to use it or how to put it together? Do you wish you could just watch some short videos that show you the same information? At Precisionary Instruments, you can! Receiving a […]