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Cryostat Article #8: Cryostat (OCT) Embedding Media

This week, we are going to focus on discussing cryostat embedding media. We’ve talked about how to section tissue, how to troubleshoot tissue cutting, but we haven’t focused on the specific embedding media to use with your cryostat. Let’s do that here! When you have a tissue sample (fixed or fresh), it will need to [...]

Cryostat Article #7: Understanding Cryostat Technical Specifications

Welcome to this week’s blog article where we will focus on better understanding key features of cryostats. When you are thinking of purchasing a research or clinical cryostat, you’ll come across many technical specifications details. These can be difficult to decipher. We’re here to help at Precisionary Instruments! Below, we’ll introduce and explain all of [...]

Cryostat Article #6: Troubleshooting Cryostat Tissue Sectioning Problems

Cryostat Article #6: Troubleshooting Cryostat Tissue Sectioning Problems Anyone working with a cryostat to make thin frozen tissue sections will have encountered some sort of obstacle. Issues like tissue cracking, freeze artifacts, and curled tissue slices are commonly experienced but can be easily troubleshooted. In this week’s article, we would like to help focus on [...]

Cryostat Article #5: Cryostat Frozen Section Technique

Cryostat Article #5: Cryostat Frozen Section Technique How do you make the “perfect tissue slice” on a cryostat? Although we can’t be there with you in person, we hope to offer some detailed and helpful tips for how to obtain superior sections with the Precisionary Cryostat CF-6100. This week, we would like to describe step-by-step [...]

Cryostat Article #4: Research vs. Clinical Cryostats

Cryostat Article #4: Research vs. Clinical Cryostats Welcome back! Thanks for your support and continued reading of our Precisionary blog articles. This week we continue with the 4th article in our series of cryostats. Do you work in a lab or a clinic? Both? You may have heard the terms “research cryostat” and “clinical cryostat” [...]

Cryostat Article #3: Cryostats for Mohs Surgery in Dermatology

Cryostat Article #3: Cryostats for Mohs Surgery in Dermatology Welcome to the summer! As you are enjoying the summer sun and hot weather, we hope you are taking care of your skin when you’re outdoors by wearing sunscreen. Why? Because skin cancer is a risk with sun exposure. The incidence and diagnosis of skin or [...]

Cryostat Article #2: Types of Cryostat Cutting Blades

What are the types of cryostat blades? This week, we’d like to do a thorough review of the different types of cryostat cutting blades, to help all of our scientists find the best microtome blade for their research and clinical cryostats. Cryostat blades can be grouped based on the following features: Disposable vs. permanent blades [...]

Cryostat Article #1: General Cryostat Information

Cryostat Article #1: General Cryostat Information Some time in your research or clinical career, you may encounter a need to process tissue using a cryostat. Recently, our company Precisionary Instruments launched a brand new product called the CF-6100 cryostat. How did we develop this model? We interviewed dozens of customers and experienced cryostat users to [...]

Cutting and Studying Gut (Intestinal) Tissue

Welcome back to our blog! Last week, we shared the latest research using precision-cut tissue slices of pancreas. This week, let’s turn our attention to the gut. Why study gut tissue? The main function of the gastrointestinal tract is to take in food, digest it so that nutrients and energy can be absorbed by the [...]

The Pancreas: Cancer Studies & Tissue Slices

“Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek recently made an announcement to update all fans on his pancreatic cancer diagnosis. He tells us, “The one-year survival rate for stage 4 pancreatic cancer is 18%. I’m very happy to report I have just reached that marker.” While pancreatic cancer accounts for just 3% of all cancers in the United [...]