Compresstome Auto Zero-Z® Patented Technology
The Compresstome® vibrating microtome lineup incorporates a significant technological advancement: our patented Auto Zero-Z® technology. This innovative feature is integral to Compresstome® models with names ending in “-0Z,” as it ensures meticulous alignment, eliminating oscillating deviations along the z-axis throughout the cutting process (Figure 1).
The advantages of having a vibrating microtome with Auto Zero-Z®include:
- The near zero deflection prevents shearing across the tissue surface, which gives you a smooth surface for each slice.
- For electrophysiologists and researchers who want precision-cut tissue slices, Auto Zero-Z®provides a crucial advantage because a smoother surface yields more viable cells.
- For researchers sectioning fixed tissue for immunohistochemistry or in-situ hybridization experiments, Auto Zero-Z®allows for speedy cutting without leaving behind vibration artifacts (called “chatter marks”). This enables you to evenly stain for protein or RNA.
Consequently, the implementation of Auto Zero-Z® technology empowers you to consistently create smooth, uniform slices with every cutting operation, streamlining the process and eliminating the need for recalibration each time you use the Compresstome®. This precision slicing also enhances tissue sectioning, guaranteeing the acquisition of robust, viable slices for live tissue studies (Figure 2).