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Save 20% on Compresstome models VF-210-0Z, VF-310-0Z, and VF-500-0Z*

Promotion Ends July 31, 2021

*Excludes orders from Japan, China, India and Israel. **Only domestic USA orders within the lower 48 states.

COVID-19 and the Nervous System

While coronaviruses are common causes of mild to moderate upper respiratory tract illnesses, the new coronavirus that has caused the COVID-19 pandemic can lead to several lung damage and viral pneumonia. In the early months of the pandemic, doctors struggled to keep patients breathing, focusing mainly on treating damage to the lung and circulatory systems. [...]

Traveling through History: Five Forgotten Pioneer Women of Neuroscience

This week, we want to pay tribute to 5 amazing female neuroscientists in history: Maria Manasseina Laura Forster Manuela Serra Augusta Dejerine-Klumpke Cecile Vogt Despite social and cultural obstacles, these women managed to enter the academic world, and worked to find their place and make an impact in neuroscience history. These are women who were [...]

Introducing our NEW rotary microtomes!

We at Precisionary Instruments have been making tissue slicers for over 15 years. Now, we are launching a brand new product line: ROTARY MICROTOMES! What are rotary microtomes? A microtome makes tissue sections by making cuts that move vertically downward against a knife. A “rotary” microtome uses a rotational handwheel to control the cutting movement. [...]

The hormone that turns mothers into moms

This weekend is Mother’s Day, and we want to feature a fun article about the “love hormone” that turns on maternal instincts. What makes our mothers into moms? What is the biology behind a mother’s drive to respond to a child? A few years ago, a group of scientists at New York University (NYU) School [...]

Introducing the Compresstome VF-500-0Z

Specially tailored for those who do electrophysiology, we have developed a new and improved model called the Compresstome VF-500-0Z. What are the key features?   Improved slice health The Compresstome VF-500-0Z can section tissues to as thin as 2 µm thick. This prevents tissue loss and damage and is an excellent feature for brain connectome [...]

Our Brains and Environmental Decision Making

Every year on April 22, we celebrate Earth Day which marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. The first Earth Day was in 1970 and since then, more than 1 billion individuals have mobilized for action in over 190 countries. Today, we want to explore how the brain plays a role [...]

Women Who Changed Neuroscience: Rita Levi-Montalcini

Cool facts about Rita Levi-Montalcini in Neuroscience: She was the first Nobel Laureate to reach the age of 100 (on April 22, 2009) She served as a Senator for Life in the Italian Senate She has a twin sister, Paola, who was an artist A orchid flower hybrid was named after her (Ophrys × montalciniae)! [...]

Compresstome vs. Cryostat: When to Use Each Type

With all sorts of tissue slice models (like cryostat) on the market, how do you know when to use what type of instrument? In this article, we will review the most common types of tissue slicers, including cryostats, and discuss the best research and clinical applications of each type of equipment. Main Types of Tissue [...]

Precisionary Instruments Celebrates Women’s History Month

Honoring Women in Neurophysiology Welcome to March 2021! This month is Women’s History Month, and March 8 is International Women’s Day. We would like to share the stories and impact of 4 female neuroscientists from around the world. These individuals completed neurophysiology research that have greatly advanced our understanding of how neurons communicate with each [...]

Learn the “Step Down” Process to Cutting Thin Tissue Slices

The Compresstome® vibrating microtome models are unique for many reasons. The major reason is the patented compression technology that is equipped with our slicers only. The second major reason is that, the Compresstome® moves vertically (at a diagonal) to produce a tissue section, opposed to the traditional horizontal method of cutting. Why is understanding these [...]