At UPSC we have several types of sectioning equipment to make posible to use different type of samples and obtain different thicknes of sections. 

Cryostat - CryoStar NX70
Automated Cryostat for fresh and frozen material sectioning range of 1-500 μm thicknes, eqipped in CryoJane tape system. Cryostat is located in room KB.K6 (B6.24.51).

Cryostat Cryostar NX70 at UPSC.Cryostat Cryostar NX70 at UPSC.


Zeiss HM 350 for wax and resin embedded material sectioning of semi-thin sections with range betweeen 0,5-50 μm. Microtom is located in room KB.K6 (B6.24.51).

We remind you, that resins belong to allergenic compounds and one needs to have special education before strating to work with them. If you need such education please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Power Tom XL for resin embedded material and ultra thin sections is located in room KB.K6 (B6.24.51).

Microtom Zeiss HM 350 at UPSCMicrotom Zeiss HM 350.Ultramicrotome Power Tom XL at UPSC.Ultramicrotome Power Tom XL.

Two machines  Leica vibratome VT1000S (Frodo and Gandalf) are used for quick sectioning and diferent histochemical staining, for  fast screening, sections range 1-999 μm thickness, they are located in room KB.K6 (B6.18.51).

Vibratome Leica VT1000S at UPSC.Vibratome Leica VT1000S.

Glass Knives Maker EM KMR3
The Leica EM KMR3 is  easy to use glass knive maker. The balanced break method of the Leica EM KMR3 ensures perfect glass knives for ultrathin sections for EM and LM. The automatic reset of breaking wheel and the scoring mechanism to "default" after a breaking cycle avoids handling errors. Galss knives maker is located in room B6.24.51

Glass knife maker at UPSC.Glass knife maker Leica EM KMR3.

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