School of Biomedical Sciences
生物醫學學院
The Chinese University of Hong Kong 香港中文大學

Cryotome

2 sets of Thermo FSE Cryostat

Cryotome1

 

Cryotome2

Features: - designed for fast and accurate cutting of frozen sections of specimens ranging from 1 – 60 um for microscopic examination

- sliding heated window

- fine orientation head

- Touch screen display allows user to set:
  Chamber temperature 0 to -35oC
  Specimen temperature 0 to -40oC
  Cryobar temperature min. -55oC
  Thickness of section 1 to 60 um

Staff-in-charge:

- Corinna
Back-up Support: - Ming/Anny/Samuel
Location: LIBSB 212

 

Leica CM 3050S fitted with CryoJane Tape

Transfer System

3050S 1

 

3050S 2

Features: - for research and routine histology. it is equipped with manual and motor sectioning.

- fitted with CryoJane Tape Transfer System

Leica CM 3050S

- Section thickness setting: 0.5 to 300 um
- Maximum specimen size: 40mm x 55 mm
- Horizontal specimen feed: 25mm
- Vertical specimen stroke: 59mm
- Specimen retraction: 50um
- Specimen orientation: by 8 degrees (x/y/z axis)Section
- thickness: 5, 10, 30, 50, 100 and 150 um
- Motorized coarse feed at 2 speeds: 500, 1,000 um/s

 

Staff-in-charge:

- Corinna
Back-up Support: - Ming/Anny/Samuel
Location: LIBSB 212

Compresstome

Compresstome

Features:

- Precisionary VF-700-0Z is specially designed for cutting (un)fixed tissue slices for histology studies

- The design of the cutting stage with the hanging down blade holder eliminate the wavy chatter marks on the surfaces of the tissue slice, producing mirror-like flat, smooth slice

- It can cut fixed tissue slices as thin as 20 um without paraffin embedding or freezing of the specimens

Specifications  
- Advance Speed: 0 – 20mm/s, adjustable
- Return Speed: 20mm/s, fixed
- Vibration Frequency: 0 – 20 Hz, adjustable
- Z-axis Vibration: < 2um
- Cutting Angle: 20° fixed (standard)
- Thickness Adjustment: Digital adjustment, automatic
- Minimum Slice Thickness: 10um
- Maximum Adjustable Thickness: 250um
- Specimen Tube Diameter: 15.5mm (standard), 22mm (large)
- Maximum Tissue Length: 20mm

 

Staff-in-charge:

- Corinna Au

Back-up Support: - Kam-Ming Chan
Location: LIBSB 212


Rotary Microtomes

2 set of Leica RM 2235S

2235S a1

2235S a2
Features:

- with cooling head, for small and big cassette block sectioning. It is fitted with LOW profile knife holder.

- Section thickness  
   - Setting range: 1-60 um
   - Setting values: 1-10 um in 1 um increments
10-20 um in 2 um increments
20-60 um in 5 um increments
 - Trim settings 10, 30 um
- Total specimen feed ~30mm
- Vertical stroke 70mm
- Specimen retraction ~60 um (can be deactivated)
- Max. specimen size (WxHxD) 50x66x30 m- Specimen orientation
- Specimen orientation horizontal 8°
Vertical 8°

 

Staff-in-charge:

- Corinna
Back-up Support: - Ming/Anny/Samuel
Location: LIBSB 212

 

Leica RM 2235

2235S a2

Features:

- for small and big cassette block sectioning. It is fitted with low profile knife holder.

- Section thickness  
   - Setting range: 1-60 um
   - Setting values: 1-10 um in 1 um increments
10-20 um in 2 um increments
20-60 um in 5 um increments
 - Trim settings 10, 30 um
- Total specimen feed ~30mm
- Vertical stroke 70mm
- Specimen retraction ~60 um (can be deactivated)
- Max. specimen size (WxHxD) 50x66x30 m
- Specimen orientation horizontal 8°
Vertical 8°

 

Staff-in-charge:

- Corinna
Back-up Support: - Ming/Anny/Samuel
Location: LIBSB 212

 

Microm HM 325

325 1

325 2
Features:

- with cool-cut head, it is fitted with LOW profile knife holder.

- Specimen retraction: 60um
- Trimming lever 10 and 30um
- Section thickness 0.5 - 60 um

 

Staff-in-charge:

- Corinna
Back-up Support: - Ming/Anny/Samuel
Location: LIBSB 212

 

Sledge Microtome (LEICA SM 2400)

 

Sledge Microtome

Features:

- The sturdy construction of this microtome is suitable for sectioning decalcified bone or large paraffin block of size up to 90 x 130 mm, thickness 5 – 40um

Staff-in-charge:

- Corinna
Back-up Support: - Ming/Anny/Samuel
Location: LIBSB 212