Key Features of the compresstome® VF-800-0Z vibrating microtome
The VF-800-0Z is the only large-size vibratome on the market. It can section human, non-primate, and whole organ systems. Check out its key features:
Benefits of slight compression for tissue slicing
When using the Compresstome®, you will embed your tissue in agarose inside a specimen tube. The open end of the specimen tube has a slightly tapered edge. As tissue and agarose cross the edge of the tube, it gets slightly compressed. This compression helps stabilize the tissue during sectioning, and allows the Compresstome® to section at speeds up to 5x faster than other market vibrating microtomes. Overall, the Compresstome® provides a significant improvement on the health and longevity of live slices, and virtually eliminates chattermarks in fixed tissue slices.