August 2016—The Tissue-Tek Cryo3 Flex Cryostat, from Sakura Finetek USA, produces sections from 1 to 99 µm using a temperature-controlled blade holder and a 3-D precision chuck to accurately align the block face to the blade, reducing user’s trimming time and preserving specimens. The chuck retains its position when locked and unlocked, eliminating time and effort spent realigning the cutting angle. Motorized advance and retract keys allow smooth, precise orientation of the chuck to the blade holder, which accommodates Accu-Edge high- and low-profile disposable blades. The newly developed anti-roll rake was designed to mimic the brush technique to prevent sections from rolling.
Sakura’s remote diagnostics technology platform, iSupport, is integrated into the hardware and software. The plug-and-play connection opens communication to a secure, remote service that ensures maximum uptime through fast reaction to instrument alerts by the company’s technical support team.
The color touchscreen LCD displays 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 −50ºC within five minutes after activation.
The Flex D and DM models offer options like motorized sectioning, ozone disinfection, and a vacuum debris removal system.
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