Tag Archives: vibrating microtome

Compresstome® Lab Feature: The Albelda Lab at the University of Pennsylvania

Meet Dr. Astero Klampatsa, who uses the Compresstome vibrating microtome for thoracic cancer research at the University of Pennsylvania! The Compresstome® Vibrating Microtome in the Albelda Lab: Dr. Astero Klampatsa works at the Penn Center for Lung Biology, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at Penn. Her lab is headed by principle investigator […]

Compresstome® for Precision-Cut Tissue Slices (PCTS)

What are precision-cut tissues slices? The term “precision-cut tissue slices” or PCTS refers to live or fresh tissue slices that are cut to a precise thickness—hence the description “precision-cut.” These slices are used for functional studies, such as bronchial contractions in lung, renal fibrosis, and livery disease. PCTS are kept “alive” as organotypic culture slices, […]

Cutting Blades for Vibrating Microtomes

One of the most commonly asked questions for us is: “What type of cutting blade should I use with my vibrating microtome or Compresstome®?” We’re here to help you answer this question! There are numerous type of cutting blades on the market, and at Precisionary Instruments, we recommend the following types of blades with the […]