Sakura Paraform® Sectionable Cassettes

Endless potential for efficiency and productivity

The Tissue-Tek® Paraform® Sectionable Cassette System is a novel, innovative, two-part system that helps provide your lab with ultimate productivity.

The Tissue-Tek® Paraform® Sectionable Cassette System is a true innovation in cassette design. The two-part system is composed of a rugged frame and a cassette insert made of an inert proprietary material.

Its unique sectionability makes Tissue-Tek® Paraform® a significant improvement over standard cassettes. Specimen orientation can now be preserved from grossing through to microtomy by simply orienting the grossed specimen in 1 of 6 available Tissue-Tek® Paraform® cassette types: Standard, Biopsy, Orientation, Shaved Biopsy, Core Biopsy, or the 13 x 13 insert, eliminating repeats caused by improper orientation.

After grossing, the tissue section is placed into the Tissue-Tek® Paraform® cassette, positioned as it should be cut, and processed in any tissue processor. The proprietary material is able to withstand exposure to all the volatile reagents and fixatives typically used in histology. Once the Tissue-Tek® Paraform® cassettes are removed from the processor, they are ready for embedding. The Tissue-Tek® Paraform® cassette eliminates the need to open the cassette and reorient tissue during embedding, thus simplifying embedding, increasing productivity, and streamlining tissue preparation.

The Tissue-Tek® Paraform® material used for the cassette has sectioning characteristics similar to paraffin. It lets you cut right through the cassette bottom without artifacts and without damage to the blade. The inert Tissue-Tek®Paraform® material does not pick up stain and does not interfere with microscopic examination.

Although the Tissue-Tek® Paraform® cassette is designed for use with the Tissue-Tek AutoTEC®, Tissue-Tek®Paraform® is compatible with all existing laboratory methods and manual embedding processes. In addition, the 6 unique cassette types accommodate a variety of specimens, even those requiring special orientation such as skin or arterial specimens.

Tissue-Tek® Paraform® provides total automation of the embedding process when used with the Tissue-Tek AutoTEC® Automated Embedding System.

Sakura Tissue-Tek® Uni-Cassettes®

Choose confidence and convenience—all the way around:

Histology laboratories appreciate this safe, disposable tissue-processing container system. Tissue-Tek® Uni-Cassettes® bring you a variety of features designed for maximum ease of use.

Tissue-Tek®  Uni-Cassettes have been improved offering the latest in cassette technology, including smooth, single-action fracture-back hinges for greater protection, raised spacer nubs for better exchange of processing reagents, wider finger tabs to reduce strain and simplify opening, base vent openings for better fluid exchange, wider base cross ribbing to prevent flexing, smooth, flat interior ribbing to simplify sample removal, and an improved front latch and sure-locking lid. 

Sakura Histo-TEK® Cassettes

Start saving time right away with Histo-TEK® cassettes. Sure-locking lids and closure guides prevent premature separation of lid and base during processing. And plastic disposable lids, easily removable with a twist, eliminate the need for cleaning. Histo-TEK® cassettes are resistant to solvent and decalcifying solutions, and have unlimited applications, including identifying surgical specimens from autopsies, STAT biopsies, and frozen sections. And for biopsy needs, Histo-TEK® biopsy cassettes feature 1-mm pores instead of slots, eliminating the need to wrap most small specimens and greatly reducing the risk of specimen loss.

  • Plastic cassettes with detachable disposable lids
  • Sure-locking lid with closure guides
  • Resistant to solvent and decalcifying solutions
  • Available in 9 colors

Sakura Tissue-Tek® Archive Systems

Safe, Secure and Trusted Tissue-Tek® Lab Aid® Storage Cabinets


Tissue-Tek® Lab Aid® Slide Filing System





Trusted for more than 60 years, the Tissue-Tek® Lab Aid® allows for convenient storage and retrieval of microscopic slides or transparencies. Two different vertical filing drawer sections can be stacked in any combination. 1″ drawer section, 14 drawers holds 465 (1″ x 3″) slides. 2″ drawer section, 7 drawers holds 271 (3″ x 2″) slides or 271 (2″ x 2″) transparencies.






Tissue-Tek® Lab Aid® Ultra






The Tissue-Tek® Lab Aid® Ultra provides a large storage capacity for slides and paraffin blocks. It consists of ten smooth rolling drawers for storing over 81,900 slides or 21,000 blocks. Constructed from sturdy steel for stackability and durability

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