Institute for Integrative Genome Biology

EMS 5000

Microscopy Instruments


EMS 5000 Oscillating Tissue Slicer (Vibratome)

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  • For live sectioning under water
  • The vibrating razor blade is lubricated by buffer as it cuts, so it can slice through very delicate or still living tissue with minimal damage
  • Superglue sample onto block and immerse in bath
  • Support with agarose, albumin or carrot pith if needed
  • Used for sectioning mouse brain
  • Blade travel 28x35mm vertical/horizontal
  • Disposable steel blades
  • Cut thickness 1-999 micron (200 typical)
  • Vibration 50-5000 cycles/min
  • Blade advance 100-5000um/sec
  • Sample size 25x25x15mm l/w/h
  • LED illumination
  • 3x eyeglass magnifier
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Institute of Integrative Genome Biology
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