In addition, we will be providing you with the tools to make this temperature fluctuation as mild and as quick as possible. Here is how we do that:
A: The VF-200 is the semi-automatic model with a slice thickness resolution of 10 microns. You have to manually advance the tissue through the tube with the micrometer. Thus, it is suitable for slicing live tissues for electrophysiology and tissue culture where the thickness requirement is 150 micron and up.
The VF-300 is a fully automatic model with a slice thickness resolution of 1 micron. It has a digital control that advances the tissue with extreme accuracy. The VF-300 also has a continuous slicing mode in which you can set the per-slice thickness and hit the start button. The microtome will cut all of the slices for you. Due to this additional precision and automation, the VF-300 can be used for cutting fixed tissues for immunohistochemistry as well as cutting live tissues.
A: With our patented technology, we find that we can turn off the vibration when slicing tissues of younger animals that are less fibrous. The elimination of the vibration further reduces mechanical stress from the tissue slices, making much healthier slices.
A: Yes, you can. You can use an icy buffer for slicing tissues, or place ice or ice packs around the buffer tray to keep the entire tray cold.
A: At this time, the buffer tank is not removable. But we are actively designing a new model with removable buffer tanks!