Category Archives: Compresstome Slicers

We provide protocols for a wide range of experiments Using the Compresstome® Vibratome has never been easier!

What Precisionary Instruments Provides At Precisionary Instruments, we understand that changing processes can seem unlikely favorable, or even nerve-wracking. However, our Scientific team has developed many protocols for sectioning an array of tissue types with the Compresstome® vibratome. Find protocols under the “Information & Support” tab on our website. We provide: Fixed AND fresh brain […]

Look for the Compresstome® on ResearchGate

A Social Network for Scientists Described by the New York Times as a “mashup of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn”, ResearchGate is a social network bringing together academics from around the globe. The media may focus on the big guns of the tech world, but quietly now Researchgate has become an instrumental tool for scientists around […]

NEW From Precisionary Instruments: The brand new Compresstome® VF-310-0Z

We started in 2004 with the very first Compresstome® vibratome. More than a decade later, we bring you our newest member of the Compresstome® vibratome family: The VF-310-0Z! Learning from YOU, our customers! In developing our newest model, we’ve learned a lot by listening directly from our customers. Over those years we’ve been listening to […]

Solving the Challenges of Mature Brain Slicing

Difficulties of Slicing Older Animal Brains Younger rodent brains are much softer and easier to slice because these brains are not heavily myelinated. With older rodent brains, the amount of myelination makes tissue slicing difficult. Together with labs at the Allen Institute, we have developed the Compresstome to be successful at cutting brains from mature […]

See the Compresstome Live at SFN 2018!

Visit Us at SFN Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is the largest neuroscience society in the world. This year, the SfN conference will be held in San Diego, CA between November 3rd – 7th, and Precisionary Instruments will be in Booth #2737 showcasing the newest Compresstome® vibratomes. Why does Precisionary Instruments Attend SfN? Each year, Precisionary […]

Coring Tools for the Compresstome Vibratome

Do you need coring tools for research? If you work with precision-cut tissue, then chances are you need coring tools for tissue slice prep! Many of our customers have asked for coring tools, and we are delighted to announce that Precisionary Instruments now offers coring tools in a wide variety of diameters! Used to prepare […]

New Camera Automated Block-Face Tissue Imaging

During your experiments, have you wanted to take images of each slice before they are cut? We now have a block-face imaging camera system for the Compresstome vibratome that capture slice-by-slice images as you make tissue sections. Shown above are mouse brain slices being cut, with individual images taken after each slice. Working in collaboration […]

See the Advantages of Auto Zero-Z® Technology!

Do you want the best possible tissue slices every time you section tissue? The Compresstome® vibratomes comes with patented Auto Zero-Z® technology that will give you even and consistent slices every time you cut. Compresstome® models are equipped with Auto Zero-Z® technology during manufacturing, so when you receive your model, you can start working on […]

Publications: Labs That Have Used the Compresstome®

Will the Compresstome Work for my Experiments? How do you determine if the Compresstome vibratome will work for your experiments? Take a look at our References! At Precisionary Instruments, we understand that purchasing a new tissue slicer or vibratome is a critical decision. While we work to support you and inform you of the many […]

Training Videos: See how the Compresstome® works

Learning Methods for Every Learning Type Have you ever received a new piece of equipment that includes a long instruction booklet on how to use it or how to put it together? Do you wish you could just watch some short videos that show you the same information? At Precisionary Instruments, you can! Receiving a […]