Embedding & Slicing Spinal Cord with the Compresstome®

How to embed spinal cord tissue   You asked, and we listened! We realized that embedding spinal cord tissue for cutting slices is quite difficult. Working with our biomedical illustrator, we came up with this visual protocol to help you embed spinal cord for cutting:     Website: www.precisionary.com Phone: 617-682-0586 E-mail: [email protected] Quote Request: […]

Comparing the Compresstome® to Competitors

One of the most frequently asked questions that we get is:   “What is the advantage of the Compresstome® compared to other slicers?”   The vast majority of the time, our customers are on the fence about purchasing either a Compresstome® or another market vibrating microtome. We want to provide you with some empirical research […]

Precisionary Instruments New E-Store

Giving you an easier shopping experience   We’re making the purchasing experience easier for you! Precisionary Instruments now has an online store: https://precisionary.com/e-store/ Our e-Store is launching with all of our products, parts, accessories, and consumables available for one-click shopping. This is a great way for us to streamline and simplify the payment experience for […]

Compresstome® for Precision-Cut Tissue Slices (PCTS)

What are precision-cut tissues slices?   The term “precision-cut tissue slices” or PCTS refers to live or fresh tissue slices that are cut to a precise thickness—hence the description “precision-cut.” These slices are used for functional studies, such as bronchial contractions in lung, renal fibrosis, and livery disease. PCTS are kept “alive” as organotypic culture […]

Compresstome® Vibratome Buffer Trays

Like all vibrating microtomes, the Compresstome® tissue slicer produces free-floating sections that are collected in a buffer tray. Based on customer feedback, we designed and developed several types of buffer trays to meet a wide variety of research needs. Let us introduce you to the product line:   Polycaronate Buffer Tray: The buffer tray that […]

Compresstome® Vibratome Rental Program

  Do you want to demo a vibratome before you purchase it?   Do you have an urgent need for a vibratome in your lab, but are waiting for funding?   Precisionary Instruments offers the only vibratome Rental Program worldwide. We allow researchers to lease any Compresstome® tissue slicer on a monthly basis.     […]

Cutting Blades for Vibratomes

One of the most commonly asked questions for us is:   “What type of cutting blade should I use with my vibratome or Compresstome®?”   We’re here to help you answer this question! There are numerous type of cutting blades on the market, and at Precisionary Instruments, we recommend the following types of blades with […]

Who is Precisionary?

Welcome to Precisionary Instruments!   Who Are We?   Precisionary Instruments designs and makes vibratomes for cutting tissue slices for academic and clinical research. Our vibrating microtome is a patented equipment called the Compresstome® tissue slicer. Precisionary Instruments was established in 2004 through a collaboration between scientists and engineers.  With over a decade of in-depth experience […]

Improve Brain and Spinal Cord Slice Preparation with the Compresstome® Vibratome

For many of you who are devoted to pain research, it’s likely that you need to make tissue slices of the brain or spinal cord. What do you use for making healthy lives slices for electrophysiology? What do you use for creating smooth, thin sections for immuno? We’d like to introduce you to a revolutionary […]

Buying a tissue slicer? Consider the visual evidence for better slices

Hello there! Welcome to our blog for Precisionary Instruments, the company that invented the Compresstome® tissue slicer! What is the purpose of this blog? We are a team of hands-on experts in biology, neuroscience, physiology, and engineering. We are starting this blog because we find that in our day-to-day work, we find tips around tissue […]