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Solving the Challenges of Mature Brain Slicing

Difficulties of Slicing Older Animal Brains Younger rodent brains are much softer and easier to slice because these brains are not heavily myelinated. With older rodent brains, the amount of myelination makes tissue slicing difficult. Together with labs at the Allen Institute, we have developed the Compresstome to be successful at cutting brains from mature […]

Scientific Support at Precisionary Instruments

We are Here to Support Your Research We’ve all worked on something and hit a road block, right? When this happens, do you receive the answers you need right away? In the scientific community, colleagues are busy, user manuals are misplaced or really lengthy, and finding the answer you need can be downright frustrating. That’s […]

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 […]

Buying a tissue slicer? Consider the visual evidence for better slices

Hello there! Welcome to our blog for Precisionary Instruments, the company that invented the Compresstome® tissue slicer! What is the purpose of this blog? We are a team of hands-on experts in biology, neuroscience, physiology, and engineering. We are starting this blog because we find that in our day-to-day work, we find tips around tissue […]