New Cutting Blades: Tungsten Carbide Blades!

Introducing new tungsten carbide cutting blades Precisionary Instruments now provides tungsten carbide cutting blades for use with all Compresstome models! These blades are custom made to fit our VF-200, VF-200-0Z, VF-300, VF-300-0Z, and VF-700-0Z tissue slicers. Larger custom made tungsten carbide blades are also available for the VF-800-0Z and VF-900-0Z Compresstomes. What is tungsten carbide? […]

Compresstome® Lab Feature: The Albelda Lab at the University of Pennsylvania

Meet Dr. Astero Klampatsa, who uses the Compresstome vibrating microtome for thoracic cancer research at the University of Pennsylvania! The Compresstome® Vibrating Microtome in the Albelda Lab: Dr. Astero Klampatsa works at the Penn Center for Lung Biology, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at Penn. Her lab is headed by principle investigator […]

Compresstome® Lab Feature: The Madison Lab at Stanford University

As the number of Compresstome® vibrating microtome users expand around the world, we would like to showcase some of their research work with you! This week, we feature the research of Professor Daniel Madison from Stanford University. The Compresstome® Vibrating Microtome in the Madison Lab: The Madison lab prepares slices of rodent hippocampus and performs […]

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: https://precisionary.com/instant-quote/

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 and tests […]

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 you. […]

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 […]