No matter your experimental or personal preferences, Precisionary Instruments has the Compresstome® vibrating microtome to produce the high-quality sections you are looking for. Combined with our expert Engineers and superb Scientific Sales consultants, our team is here to assist you before, during, and after the purchasing process to ensure you are producing the best slices possible for your slicing needs. We are happy to help!
Most recently, in 2022, we officially launched our newest Compresstome® model, the VF-500-0Z vibrating microtome. This fully automatic tissue slicer takes the best components of both the Legacy line of Compresstome® models combined with the ease-of-use features of the VF-310-0Z. This is our recommended model for electrophysiology experiments, although like all Compresstome® models, has the ability to cut a wide range of tissue organ types for a variety of slicing needs. For those familiar with our Legacy line of Compresstome® models, we encourage you to give our newest VF-500-0Z model a try should you be looking to expand your lab..Read More
Fast forward 14 years later, and Dr. Kong’s work on the Legacy Line of Compresstome® tissue slicers inspired our expert engineering and sales team to invent the updated versions of the VF-200-0Z and VF-300-0Z models. With the valuable feedback from our customers, Precisionary Instruments worked to produce an even more user-friendly version of the Compresstome® Vibrating Microtome, and the VF-210-0Z and VF-310-0Z models were born! Keeping the original mode of cutting, protocol for preparing the tissue sample, and of course the patented compression technology and Auto Zero-Z® capability, the Compresstome® tissue slicer continues to produce the superior quality sections for..Read More
Dr. Kong knew the Compresstome® tissue slicers had room for improvements and continued to work to invent the patented Auto Zero-Z® technology for them. He found that with traditional vibratomes, it was cumbersome to manually adjust and calibrate the vibrating head unit before every experiment. Why couldn’t the tissue slicer do that itself? With the Compresstome®, they can! Dr. Kong updated his original Compresstome® slicers to invent both the VF-200-0Z and VF-300-0Z models. Our patented Auto Zero-Z® is equipped on all models ending in “-0Z” and involves the z-axis deflection (Auto Zero-Z®) built directly into the vibrating head units during..Read More
With the success of the VF-200, Dr. Kong knew the possibilities for the Compresstome® could expand, and the VF-300 (fully automatic model) was born soon after. The VF-300 was greatly beneficial for both fresh and fixed tissue sectioning as the automatic version of the Compresstome® can more easily and accurately produce thinner sections (~5-10 µm) for immunohistochemistry and in-situ hybridization experiments.
With the help of his scientist colleagues and engineering friends, Dr. Kong built the first ever Compresstome® Vibrating Microtome, the model VF-200. The VF-200 introduced a new mode of cutting tissue slices that included a patented compression technology. The compression advantage resulted in superior quality slices to the research industry, producing even, consistent, high quality slices every time you cut; especially for those producing fresh brain slices for patch-clamping.
Precisionary Instruments was founded in 2004 by Dr. Jian-Qiang Kong, Ph.D, the creator and inventor of the Compresstome® tissue slicer. Dr. Kong worked in academic research, producing fresh brain tissue slices for patch-clamp electrophysiology experiments. At the time, he was using a traditional vibratome. Through these experiments Dr. Kong found that his produced sections had increasingly inconsistent slice thicknesses, were thicker at the slice edge, and had vibration artifacts that no amount of vibratome settings could fix. He was not producing the superior quality sections he needed for his research and at the time, there were not many options to..Read More