Category Archives: Our Slicers

Improve Brain and Spinal Cord Slice Preparation with the Compresstome® Vibrating microtome

For many of you who are devoted to pain research, it’s likely that you need to make tissue slices of the brain or spinal cord. What do you use for making healthy lives slices for electrophysiology? What do you use for creating smooth, thin sections for immuno? We’d like to introduce you to a revolutionary […]

Superior Customer Service at Precisionary Instruments

We Value Our Customers At Precisionary Instruments, we highly value our Compresstome customers and strive to meet all of your expectations for tissue slicing. This is one of the qualities that help distinguish our company in the field from competitors. We understand that customers have a choice where they purchase their next vibrating microtome. Our […]

Publications: Labs That Have Used the Compresstome®

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

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 vibrating microtome 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 […]

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

We started in 2004 with the very first Compresstome® vibrating microtome. More than a decade later, we bring you our newest member of the Compresstome® vibrating microtome 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 […]

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 Advantages of Auto Zero-Z® Technology!

Do you want the best possible tissue slices every time you section tissue? The Compresstome® vibrating slicer 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]