MCI now offers you the easy to use high quality Compresstome® vibratomes with Auto Zero-Z® technology. The Compresstome® vibratomes provide you with superior tissue and cell slices for your research, giving you more healthy, intact and preserved tissue, and all this at a rapid speed. It further improves repeatability with its automated functions and allows for better imaging and more stable patch-clamp recordings through healthier and smoother slices. Overall, the Compresstome® vibratomes can cut five times faster, double the healthy-to-dead cell ratio and improve your research success rates.
Slices can be provided up to five times faster with the Compresstome® vibratomes, saving you time and resulting in healthier slices as the blade is only in contact with the cells for a short time
The Compresstome® vibratomes provide larger and superior slices with an increased number of healthy cells and high-quality surfaces through preserving the upper surface layer of cells. Compresstome® vibratomes double the healthy-to-dead cell ratio and slices can survive 36 to 48hours in ACSF, compared to the 6 to 12hours for slices cut with other vibratomes.
Automated features allow for precise cutting with even slice thickness every time. Slice thickness ranges from 4µm to 2000µm
Sections are smooth and even without chatter marks or vibration artifacts. Even those fibrous and difficult tissues are cut without cell shearing.
Both fresh and fixed tissues can be completely stabilised with an advanced agarose-embedding technique to yield consistent thickness in slices. Please refer to the table below for the models used for fixed and/or fresh tissues
The Compresstome® slicers can cut tissues without needing to freeze them first, plus the tissues will be crack free and well preserved
Any deviations in the z-axis during the cutting process is eliminated and there is no need for optical alignment calibration before each experiment, providing smooth and healthy cells with every cut
|Precision-cut lung slices||Heart||Muscle|
Please see the brochures in the information in the table below, which the different Compresstome® models we have on offer. Alternatively, contact us and one of our friendly team members will get right back to you.
Comparison of Compresstome® Slicer Models:
|Model||Mode||Thickness Control||Thickness||Resolution||Maximum Diameter||Specimen Type||Applications|
|Semi-automatic||Manual||10-500 µm||10µm||6.5, 12.5 & 15.5mm||Fresh & Fixed||Electrophysiology & imaging|
|VF-300-0Z||Fully automatic||Digital/Automatic||4-500µm||1µm||6.5, 12.5 & 15.5mm||Fresh & Fixed||Electrophysiology & imaging|
|VF-700-0Z||Fully automatic||Digital/Automatic||10-500 µm||1µm||22.0mm||Fixed||Rat, mouse & guinea pig brains|
|VF-800-0Z||Fully automatic||Digital/Automatic||40-500µm||2µm||95.0mm||Fixed||Cat, dog, pig & monkey brains|
|VF-900-0Z||Fully automatic||Digital/Automatic||40-500µm||2µm||170.0mm||Fixed||Human & large animal brains|