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