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Vibratome for High-Throughput Tissue Sectioning

Published on June 12, 2023

Have you ever wanted to make one cut and get enough tissue slices for an entire 24-well plate? Well, our new Compresstome VF-800-0Z is now capable of doing that! For instance, just ONE tissue section can yield 20-30 or more samples, and can fill an entire 24-well plate for your experiments. Check this out:



What is High-Throughput Tissue Sectioning?

High-throughput tissue sectioning is a process that involves the rapid and efficient preparation of numerous tissue samples into thin sections. It utilizes automated systems to increase sample throughput and streamline workflow. Tissue specimens are embedded, mounted onto a cutting device, and multiple sections are simultaneously produced. This method enables the processing of a large volume of tissue sections for various analyses, benefiting research and diagnostic applications.

What are Applications of High-Throughput Tissue Sectioning?

As experts in tissue sectioning technology, we would love to discuss the applications of high-throughput tissue sectioning, which is a valuable technique in various fields, including biomedical research and clinical diagnostics. High-throughput tissue sectioning refers to the process of rapidly preparing thin sections of tissues for analysis, allowing for the simultaneous examination of numerous samples. Here are some of the applications of high-throughput tissue sectioning:

  1. Histopathology: High-throughput tissue sectioning plays a critical role in histopathological studies, where it enables the examination of large numbers of tissue samples for the diagnosis of diseases such as cancer. This technique allows pathologists to evaluate tissue morphology, cellular architecture, and identify abnormal structures that may indicate pathological conditions.
  2. Drug discovery and development: High-throughput tissue sectioning is useful in drug discovery and development processes. Tissue cultures derived from animal models or human tissues can be sectioned and analyzed to assess the effects of drugs on specific tissues. Precision-cut tissue slices obtained through high-throughput sectioning techniques can mimic the in vivo environment and provide valuable insights into drug metabolism, toxicity, and efficacy.
  3. Disease modeling: High-throughput tissue sectioning facilitates the creation of disease models using various tissues. By sectioning and analyzing tissues from genetically modified animal models or patient-derived samples, researchers can investigate the molecular and cellular changes associated with specific diseases. This information helps in understanding disease mechanisms and developing targeted therapies.
  4. Biomarker identification: High-throughput tissue sectioning allows researchers to screen large numbers of tissue samples for biomarker identification. By analyzing the expression patterns of specific proteins or genes in tissues, researchers can identify potential biomarkers that can be used for disease diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring therapeutic responses.
  5. Tissue engineering: High-throughput tissue sectioning plays a role in tissue engineering by enabling the rapid evaluation of engineered tissues. Sections of engineered tissues can be assessed for cellular viability, tissue architecture, and integration with host tissues. This information helps researchers refine tissue engineering techniques and optimize tissue constructs for transplantation.
  6. Neuroscience research: High-throughput tissue sectioning is particularly valuable in neuroscience research. By sectioning brain tissues, researchers can study the cellular and molecular characteristics of different brain regions, investigate neuronal connectivity, and identify changes associated with neurological disorders.

In summary, high-throughput tissue sectioning has numerous applications in biomedical research and clinical diagnostics. It allows for efficient analysis of tissue samples, enabling researchers to gain valuable insights into disease mechanisms, drug effects, and tissue engineering, among other areas of study.



The Compresstome VF-800-0Z for High-Throughput Cutting

The Compresstome VF-800-0Z vibratome is a valuable tool that can greatly assist with high-throughput tissue sectioning. This vibratome is specifically designed to provide precise and efficient slicing of tissues, allowing for rapid and consistent sectioning of large numbers of samples. The VF-800-0Z vibratome utilizes advanced vibration technology and a specialized cutting blade to produce thin and uniform tissue sections with minimal tissue damage or distortion. With its high cutting speed and accuracy, this vibratome enables researchers to streamline their workflow and obtain high-quality sections suitable for a wide range of applications, including histopathology, drug discovery, disease modeling, and neuroscience research. By offering a reliable and efficient solution for high-throughput tissue sectioning, the Compresstome VF-800-0Z vibratome significantly enhances productivity and facilitates meaningful scientific discoveries.


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