Precisionary Instruments WEBINAR: How to cut tissue slices on the cryostat

Our webinar on November 2, 2020 focused on a step-by-step introduction to slicing tissue on the cryostat. This is where you can learn how to perform frozen tissue sectioning techniques. This webinar was presented by Catherine McLeod, who has worked in anatomic pathology since 2007. How to access the first webinar If you were unable [...]

Brand NEW Compresstome Publication Database

Explore our References database We want to announce a simple, expedient and easy way to search for all publications that reference the Compresstome tissue slicer! Have you ever wanted to see what other research labs are doing, and how they work with a Compresstome? On our website, click the tab called “Research Areas” and select [...]

Citing our Compresstome & Cryostat in Publications

Referencing the Compresstome or Cryostat First of all, congratulations on your upcoming publication! Since our company’s launch in 2004, more than 400 peer-reviewed articles have been published by labs that have used the Compresstome tissue slicer. We are proud to support scientists around the world in their endeavors. Why do we care about properly citing [...]

Precisionary Instruments WEBINAR: How to get better tissue slices

Launching our new webinar series We are delighted to announce that Precisionary Instruments is launching a new webinar series. To help scientists during a time of remote and distanced learning, we aim to have our webinars provide relevant and up-to-date topics of discussion. This webinar was FREE. Our first webinar was on September 3, 2020 [...]

Compresstome Blog Article #8: Compresstome Slice Videos in Action

This week we would like you to get a look at the Compresstome tissue slicer in action. Please visit our YouTube channel to see how our vibrating microtome takes advantage of our patented compression technology and agarose embedding to produce superior tissue sections (Figure 1): Figure 1. A tissue sample is advanced forward through the [...]

Compresstome Blog Article #7: Safety of Agarose Embedding

What is Agarose Embedding? “What is agarose embedding?” and “Do I need to embed my tissue in agarose?” are some of the most commonly asked questions among customers interested in the Compresstome® vibrating microtome models. Agarose embedding is the process of embedding your tissue sample with low-melting agarose solution within our Compresstome® Specimen Tubes. This [...]

Compresstome Blog Article #6: PureChat.

Precisionary Instruments: For Scientists, by Scientists Have a question but don’t want to wait? Ask us on PureChat! At Precisionary Instruments we always want to hear from you, our customers! Every time you visit our website, you’ll be greeted with our friendly invite to come and chat with us. If you click on the popup [...]

Compresstome Blog Article #5: Types of buffer trays & free-floating sections.

Although all Compresstome models come standard with a polycarbonate buffer tray. We also offer additional options to suit various experimental needs. The different buffer trays we provide are as follows (Figures 1 and 2): - Polycarbonate- Included standard with every Compresstome model. - Stainless Steel- Autoclavable and ideal for slice culture experiments. - Double-Walled- Designed [...]

Compresstome Blog Article #4: What is Auto Zero-Z technology.

The majority of Compresstome® vibrating microtome models are equipped with our patented Auto Zero-Z® technology. What does this mean? This means that these Compresstome® models (model’s ending in “-0Z”) are precisely aligned to eliminate any oscillating deviations along the z-axis during the cutting process (Figure 1). Figure 1. Auto Zero-Z technology is equivalent to VibrocheckTM, [...]

Compresstome Blog Article #3: Benefits of compression

Welcome to this week’s blog article where we will focus on understanding what the Compresstome® compression technology can do for you and how it effects your tissue. Compression technology with the use of agarose during tissue embedding is a concept unfamiliar to some, but this blog will guide you through how it can improve your [...]