Introducing the Compresstome VF-500-0Z

Specially tailored for those who do electrophysiology, we have developed a new and improved model called the Compresstome VF-500-0Z. What are the key features?   Improved slice health The Compresstome VF-500-0Z can section tissues to as thin as 2 µm thick. This prevents tissue loss and damage and is an excellent feature for brain connectome [...]

Our Brains and Environmental Decision Making

Every year on April 22, we celebrate Earth Day which marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. The first Earth Day was in 1970 and since then, more than 1 billion individuals have mobilized for action in over 190 countries. Today, we want to explore how the brain plays a role [...]

Women Who Changed Neuroscience: Rita Levi-Montalcini

Cool facts about Rita Levi-Montalcini in Neuroscience: She was the first Nobel Laureate to reach the age of 100 (on April 22, 2009) She served as a Senator for Life in the Italian Senate She has a twin sister, Paola, who was an artist A orchid flower hybrid was named after her (Ophrys × montalciniae)! [...]

Compresstome vs. Cryostat: When to Use Each Type

With all sorts of tissue slice models (like cryostat) on the market, how do you know when to use what type of instrument? In this article, we will review the most common types of tissue slicers, including cryostats, and discuss the best research and clinical applications of each type of equipment. Main Types of Tissue [...]

Precisionary Instruments Celebrates Women’s History Month

Honoring Women in Neurophysiology Welcome to March 2021! This month is Women’s History Month, and March 8 is International Women’s Day. We would like to share the stories and impact of 4 female neuroscientists from around the world. These individuals completed neurophysiology research that have greatly advanced our understanding of how neurons communicate with each [...]

Learn the “Step Down” Process to Cutting Thin Tissue Slices

The Compresstome® vibrating microtome models are unique for many reasons. The major reason is the patented compression technology that is equipped with our slicers only. The second major reason is that, the Compresstome® moves vertically (at a diagonal) to produce a tissue section, opposed to the traditional horizontal method of cutting. Why is understanding these [...]

Precisionary Training & Live Video Demos

A Compresstome Tutorial Tailored to Your Needs We understand that if you have just purchased a Compresstome you may not be familiar with how it works. That’s why we include the Compresstome Training Demo standard in each quote! Once you receive your Compresstome we work with you to schedule your Compresstome Training Demo. The Training [...]

Getting Rid of Tissue Slice Chattermarks

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 and tests [...]

Unique Animal Models Used in Research

This week, we want to start a discussion on why we use animal models in research. In addition, we want to show you some of the most interesting and unique animal models being explored, and the context of their studies. We hope that this will be an exciting, fun, and eye-opening read! Why use animal [...]

Visikol Uses Compresstome for Precision-Cut Liver Slices & Tissue Culture Assays

Precisionary Instruments supports Visikol’s cell culture assay services. Using the Compresstome® vibrating microtome model VF-310-0Z, Visikol is able to make precision cut tissue slice models to further their 3D cell culture model research. Find out more below! Visikol Leverages Precisionary’s Compresstome® to offer Precision Cut Liver Assays Visikol, a leading provider of advanced cell culture [...]