Valid only on all Compresstome® VF-310-0Z and VF-210-0Z vibrating microtomes


Promotion Ends XJanuary 31, 2021



Valid only on all Compresstome® VF-310-0Z and VF-210-0Z vibrating microtomes


Promotion Ends April 30, 2021


*Valid only for VF-310-0Z and VF-210-0Z models. Does not include additional accessory purchases.
*Does not include purchases from the following countries: China and Japan.

Category Archives: Scientific Research Instruments

Cutting and Studying Gut (Intestinal) Tissue

Welcome back to our blog! Last week, we shared the latest research using precision-cut tissue slices of pancreas. This week, let’s turn our attention to the gut. Why study gut tissue? The main function of the gastrointestinal tract is to take in food, digest it so that nutrients and energy can be absorbed by the [...]

The Pancreas: Cancer Studies & Tissue Slices

“Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek recently made an announcement to update all fans on his pancreatic cancer diagnosis. He tells us, “The one-year survival rate for stage 4 pancreatic cancer is 18%. I’m very happy to report I have just reached that marker.” While pancreatic cancer accounts for just 3% of all cancers in the United [...]

Compresstome for Cutting Crustaceans

Research in Crustaceans Every once in a while, we get questions from research scientists asking if our Compresstome vibrating microtome can cut crustaceans. Crustaceans?! Yep, we really mean tissue slicing invertebrates like shrimp, lobsters, and crabs. There are several outstanding areas in basic sciences research using crustaceans as an animal model, including studies in physiology, [...]

JOVE Videos Featuring the Compresstome Vibrating Microtome

We’re proud to announce that our line of Compresstome vibrating microtomes have been used and featured in multiple JOVE scientific and educational videos! Here, we want to introduce you to the key videos showing our tissue slicers in action. Please enjoy the JOVE videos below showing how researchers have used the Compresstome in their experiments. [...]

History of Tissue Slicing

What is Tissue Slicing? Tissue slicing is exactly that—to slice tissue. Although it may sound like a simple endeavor, tissue slicing is sometimes regarded as an artform that requires high skill and practice to master its difficult learning curve. Becoming adept in tissue slicing is essential for scientists who do research in electrophysiology, histology, in-situ […]

Our Partners at the Allen Institute for Brain Science

 Leaders in the Field of Neuroscience Often heralded as leaders in the field, the Allen Brain institute performs pioneering research on all manner of brain tissue. Working with brain tissue can often be as frustrating as it is rewarding. Slicing brain tissue presents many challenges. The tissue is a combination of soft and fibrous regions. […]

Look for the Compresstome® on ResearchGate

A Social Network for Scientists Described by the New York Times as a “mashup of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn”, ResearchGate is a social network bringing together academics from around the globe. The media may focus on the big guns of the tech world, but quietly now Researchgate has become an instrumental tool for scientists around […]

Scientific Support at Precisionary Instruments

We are Here to Support Your Research We’ve all worked on something and hit a road block, right? When this happens, do you receive the answers you need right away? In the scientific community, colleagues are busy, user manuals are misplaced or really lengthy, and finding the answer you need can be downright frustrating. That’s […]