Sections are Irregular, Skipped, Thick or Thin
A microtome cutting thick and thin is not a new issue in microtomy. As you likely already know, its a persistent issue. Our technicians and experts reviewed our notes from histologists reporting this issue and came up with the most common simple causes and solutions. Here are this weeks microtome cutting tips (or, in this case, microtome troubleshooting tips).
|Knife Tilt is Insufficient or Excessive||Adjust Knife Holder to a 6-8 degree Clearance Angle|
|Clamping Set Screws are Loose||Tighten Set Screws|
|Knife Block Holder Loose||Tighten Clamp|
|Microtome Out of Adjustment||Check by Manufacturer|
Each Week Vinnie & our team of Biomedical Technicians, Histologists, & Professionals will sit down to give you Vinnie’s Tip of the Week. Our first series will be on Microtomy Cutting, and simple tips that will save any histotechnologist headaches. We are happy to share our experience.
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