Re: [Histonet] Leitz

Hi Nena,
      The SP1600 Saw Microtome is used to make slices of hard mixes of
material. The original use was found in dental schools where it made 50 to
100 micron slices of samples of teeth with  the metal fillings intact. The
advantages are its ability to make optically flat slices of material with
different  harnesses  The limitations are the specimen sizes of less than
25 mm diameter and the loss of material between sections. Leica
Microsystems still manufactures this instrument.  If you have further
questions, please feel free to phone .
Best regards,

Don Birgerson
Leica Microsystems
Technical Assistance Center
1-800-248-0123  ext 5918

                      "Dimaano, Nena"                                                                                                               
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                      02/02/2005 03:07 PM                                                                                                           

Hi Everyone,

I was wondering if anyone has any idea or uses the special microtome for
hard tissue with implants called Leitz 1600.



Nena Dimaano, MT/HT(ASCP)
Advanced Technology
Stryker Orthopaedics
325 Corporate Drive
Mahwah, NJ 07430
tel: 201-831-5338
fax: 201-831-6224

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