Tissue-Tek® Cryo3® Flex Cryostat
Innovative Cryostat technology
For the first time in the history of cryotomy, Sakura Finetek successfully integrated its advanced remote diagnostics technology platform, Tissue-Tek® iSupportTM, into the hardware and software of this frozen section cryostat. The plug-and-play connection opens communication to a secure remote service that ensures maximum uptime through fast reaction to instrument alerts by Sakura Finetek’s professional technical support team.
The cryostat’s color touch LCD screen provides a visual display of critical sectioning information such as current chamber temperature, section thickness, and trimming thickness. The Cryobar® offers 12 positions, allowing operators to use the Cryomold® method or direct method at the same time. The Cryo+™ area of the Cryobar® freezes to -50◦C, within 5 minutes after activation.
The motorized advance and retract keys on the cryostat allows smooth, precise orientation of the 3D Precision Chuck to the blade holder. The blade holder accommodates Accu-Edge® high and low-profile disposable blades.
Tissue-Tek® Cryo3® Flex D and DM models offer innovative options like motorized frozen sectioning, ozone disinfection, and a vacuum debris removal system. The Tissue-Tek® Cryo3® Flex Cryostat now uses a more efficient and patented ozone technology to safely protect operators from pathogens in between weekly decontamination requested by CAP Accreditation Guidelines. The combination of ozone, UV and elevated temperatures provide unprecedented disinfection with a reduction of up to 5 logs for the SV40 virus.
Tissue-Tek® O.C.T. Compound
The most popular and consistent embedding medium for cryotomy
Tissue-Tek® O.C.T. Compound is used to quickly embed fresh tissue specimens for frozen sections using a cryostat. Tissue-Tek® O.C.T. Compound is a formulation of clear, water-soluble glycols and resins, providing a solid matrix to encapsulate tissue specimens and bond to the Specimen Holder for consistent sectioning in a cryostat working temperature of -10°C and below.
Undesirable background staining is eliminated as no residue is left on the slides during staining.
O.C.T stands for optimal cutting temperature.
The high viscosity of Tissue-Tek® O.C.T Compound results in fast freezing for optimal section quality.
The OCT Compound is sold in 4 oz (118 mL) squeeze bottles; 12/case.
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