Buyers Guide: Microtomes, Tissue Slicers, Blades, & Chucks

Vibrating Microtomes

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The top-of-the-range high precision, vibrating microtomes, are available with a z-axis deflection of only 1-2 microns or a submicron z-axis deflection across a wide range of vibration speeds and amplitudes. Both models have a blade advance controllable to 10 microns/sec and a section thickness step size of 0.001mm. All types of sectioning is possible.

DTK Microslicers

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The DTK Microslicers™ are ideal for cutting sections of extremely soft tissues like brain, liver or similar difficult-to-section material.

Glass Knife Makers and Supplies

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Easy to use Ralph Glass Knife Makers produce 25.4 mm and 38 mm glass knives that can be used on rotary and retracting microtomes. Use ultramicrotomy and histology grade glass strips to produce knives with durable and sharp edges. To ease your production see our knife making pliers pliers, knife boats, hair curl and tools .

EMS 5000 Oscillating Tissue Slicer

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The EMS 5000 Oscillating Tissue Slicer represents the most thoughtfully designed solution to sectioning either fixed or fresh tissue, as thin as 5 microns. No longer is there a need for embedding or freezing your sample and preparation time is reduced dramatically. Microtomy supplies including microtome blades, holders, chuck adapters, disposable blades.