A Compresstome VF-300-oz is now available in the Molecular Pathology Core for assisted or unassisted use. This vibrating microtome is capable of sectioning both fixed and live tissues with thicknesses ranging from 3 µm to 2 mm. Sterile conditions can be used for living slice studies suitable for electrophysiology studies or organotypic culture. Doubled healthy-to-dead ratios of acutely cut brains slices was found with preservation of subcellular microstructures. Slice survival times were also increased due to increased slicing times compared to other vibratomes. Contact us for more information.
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