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Compresstome® VF-300

Our Compresstome® tissue slicer is a vibrating microtome that uses a high-frequency oscillating cutting blade to help you slice through tissue to get sections for research and clinical use.

Applications of Compresstome VF-300

By Experiments

Electrophysiology

Immunohistochemistry

Histopathology

High-throughput sectioning

Large sample (whole organ) sectioning

Precision-cut tissue slices (PCTS)

Imaging

Electron microscopy

Genetic Sequencing (Single-Cell Isolation)

In-situ hybridization

Material & Bio-engineering (Polymers)

Organoids

Organotypic slice culture

Plant research

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Key features

    • Manual adjustment of blade holder
    • Light footprint for easy portability
    • Sliding control box allows for fast loading of samples for cutting
    • Slice thickness control to 1µm precision
    • Ability for single or continuous cutting modes

WHAT SETS PRECISIONARY MICROTOMES APART

Agarose embedding is the process of  embedding your tissue sample with agarose solution before you cut tissue slices with the Compresstome© vibratome. It takes only a fraction of the user’s time for sectioning overall and aids in the production of healthier and smoother tissue slides.

These vibrating heads are precisely aligned to eliminate vibrations in the Z-axis. Auto Zero-Z® technology helps reduce damage to surface cells on live tissue samples, and further reduce chattermarks on thin sections for improved imaging results

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Agarose embedding is the process of  embedding your tissue sample with agarose solution before you cut tissue slices with the Compresstome© vibratome. It takes only a fraction of the user's time for sectioning overall and aids in the production of healthier and smoother tissue slides.
These vibrating heads are precisely aligned to eliminate vibrations in the Z-axis. Auto Zero-Z® technology helps reduce damage to surface cells on live tissue samples, and further reduce chattermarks on thin sections for improved imaging results
These vibrating heads are precisely aligned to elimate vibrations in the Z-axis. Auto Zero-Z® technology helps reduce damage to surface cells on live tissue samples, and further reduce chattermarks on thin sections for improved imaging results

Specs and details

Tech specs

Advance speed

1-6 mm/s, adjustable

Maximum tissue diameter

15.5 mm, 20 mm

Return speed

6 mm/s, fixed

Maximum tissue length

25 mm

Vibration frequency

0-20 Hz, adjustable

Slice thickness range

2 µm to 1000 µm
(Quality tested to cut below 10 µm)

Vibration amplitude

2 mm, fixed

Cutting modes

Single or continuous, selectable

Z-Axis vibration

~2 µm

Buffer tray size (L x W x H)

110 x 60 x 30 mm

Compatible cutting blades

Double-edge stainless steel blades
Ceramic blades
Tungsten carbide blades

Power source

DC 12V

Cutting angle

13 degrees, fixed

Power consumption

4W

Thickness adjustment

Automatic, digital

Dimensions (L x W x H)

330 x 240 x 190 mm

Micrometer resolution

1 µm

Weight

7 kg

References and Applications

Top Compresstome references

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Compresstome for Electrophysiology

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Compresstome for Precision-Cut tissue slices

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The Compresstome VF-300 is covered by a one (1) year warranty.

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At Precisionary Instruments, we strive to make delivery of your new instruments as smooth as possible. For Compresstome® vibratomes, it will take about 5-7 days for your new microtome to arrive to your lab after we receive your purchase order. Please contact us for any questions about delivery and lead times.

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