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 slices, […]

Cutting Blades for Vibrating Microtomes

One of the most commonly asked questions for us is: “What type of cutting blade should I use with my vibrating microtome 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 the […]

Who is Precisionary?

Welcome to Precisionary Instruments! Who Are We? Precisionary Instruments designs and makes vibrating microtomes 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 in […]

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 […]