How the Compresstome compares to other market slicers

We listened to scientists around the world on what they would like in a tissue slicer, and we implemented those features into the latest Compresstome models. Here is how our slicers compare to those on the market.


Other Tissue Slicers

Vibratome slicers are historically the standard source for laboratory and industry slicing. The only adjustable components include vibration amplitude, speed of blade movement, and the blade angle. There are 3 key disadvantages of vibratome slicers:

1. Extremely time consuming (slow cutting speed results in worse slice health)

2. Faster cutting speed causes chattermarks

3. Some tissues are difficult to cut without tearing or shearing

Compresstome Slicers

Our Compresstome slicers help overcome all 3 limitations of vibratome cutters!

Top reasons to choose Compresstome:

1. Generate fresh tissue sections 5 times faster

2. Can cut larger sized tissue sections

3. Cutting difficult tissues that are fibrous

4. No more chatter marks or shearing of tissue

What is the advantage of the Compresstome® compared to other slicers?

The vast majority of the time, our customers are on the fence about purchasing either a Compresstome® or another market vibratome. We want to provide you with some empirical research and tests we ran in the lab to visually show how the results of tissue cut with the Compresstome® compare to sections made with a top notch vibrating microtome on the market.


Compare the results:


Compresstome® VF-300-0Z

Other market vibratome



In summary:

  • Sections made with the Compresstome® are even, and are free of chattermarks. At a slower cutting speed, sections with a market leading vibratome have uneven surfaces and significant chattermarks.
  • Slice cutting speed is much faster with the Compresstome®—you can complete your job quicker!
  • Overall, the Compresstome® produces superior slices with high quality surfaces for your experiments.