Re: [Histonet] automated microtome recommendations

From:Jane M Flinn



What thoughts do people have on the relative advantages of high and low profile knives for slicing mouse or rat brain? We use fresh frozen tissue. jane

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----- Original Message -----
From: Rene J Buesa 
Date: Friday, June 15, 2007 8:38 am
Subject: Re: [Histonet] automated microtome recommendations

> Ask you Leica representative, they manufacture automated 
> microtomer that face off (in the "thick" mode) the blocks, before 
> starting in the "thin" mode.
>  They are really very good.
>  Ren´┐Ż J.
> 
> "Shields, Kim"  wrote:
>  We are in the market for new automated microtomes.
> 
> Any recommendations on makes & models? They need to be real 
> workhorses!!
> Also, has anyone used a microtome that faces the block 
> automatically? We understand it's possible, but don't know who 
> makes them, & if they really can do it.
> 
> Thanks in advance, we really look forward to your recommendations.
> 
> Kim Shields
> VIHA
> Victoria, BC 
> Canada
> 
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