Tag Archives: slice electrophysiology

Using the Compresstome in Plant Research

Plant Tissue for Research Today, let’s dive into the world of plant tissue research! Did you know that methods and techniques for studying plant and animal tissue are often similar? To examine proteins on the microscopic level, processes to get tissue slices include dehydration, fixation, and embedding for immunohistochemical analyses. But sometimes, these steps are [...]

Slicing the Spinal Cord

How do I embed and cut great spinal cord slice? You asked, and we listened! We realized that embedding spinal cord tissue for cutting slices is quite difficult. Working with our biomedical illustrator, we came up with this visual protocol to help you embed spinal cord for cutting: How about some spinal cord references? You [...]

Precisionary Rotary Microtomes in Action Videos!

We love helping scientists and clinicians get high quality tissue slices. With our new rotary microtome line, the best way to introduce you to them is to show how they work in action! Take a look at our manual rotary microtome model, the Precisionary Rotary Microtome RF-600: Now, check out our semi-automated model, the Precisionary [...]

Meet Our Compresstome VF-800-0Z!

Most basic science researchers use mice or rats as their animal model of choice. But what if you study larger animal models like guinea pigs, cats, non-human primates, and humans? When it comes to making tissue slices from larger mammals, you may have trouble finding an appropriate vibrating microtome or tissue slicer for larger sized [...]

Meet the Compresstome VF-310-0Z Tissue Slicer!

We started in 2004 with the very first Compresstome® vibratome. More than a decade later, we bring you our newest member of the Compresstome® vibratome family: The VF-310-0Z! New and Improved Features: We’ve taken a comprehensive look at our instrument and revamped many aspects of its design. One thing you loved about our previous VF-300-0Z [...]

Meet Our Rotary Microtome RF-1000!

Greetings! This week, you’ll meet our third and final rotary microtome model, the Precisionary Rotary Microtome RF-1000. This is our fully automated working machine, and it’s pretty awesome to see its automated cutting features! Precisionary Rotary Microtome RF-1000 Our rotary microtome RF-1000 is truly a pretty awesome fully-automated work horse. “Fully automated” means that single [...]

Meet Our Rotary Microtome RF-800!

Hello again! For this week, we’ll continue our brief but detailed introduction to our new Precisionary Rotary Microtome product line. Learn about this family of microtomes with us.    This week, we’ll focus on our Precisionary Rotary Microtome RF-800! Precisionary Rotary Microtome RF-800 Our rotary microtome RF-800 is our best selling model. The RF-800 is [...]

Meet Our Rotary Microtome RF-600!

Hello! For this week and the next few weeks, we’d like to introduce you to each of our new rotary microtome models. Often, it’s super confusing when exploring a product line and deciding what microtome to buy. So we want to make this easy by introducing you to each of our microtome models one-by-one, with [...]

Introducing our NEW rotary microtomes!

We at Precisionary Instruments have been making tissue slicers for over 15 years. Now, we would like to launch a brand new product line: ROTARY MICROTOMES!    What are rotary microtomes? A microtome makes tissue sections by making cuts that move vertically downward against a knife. A “rotary” microtome uses a rotational handwheel to control [...]