Shandon Sliding Microtome

Section frozen sections in biological, botanical and materials science applications with the Thermo Scientific™ HM 450 Sliding Microtome. This microtome includes automatic fine sectioning and trimming features with selectable specimen retraction. The integrated knife carrier design of the HM 450 Sliding Microtome ensures fast, comfortable and nontiring operation.  Dry Ice is used to cool a specialized plate for frozen sections.

  • Section thickness range 0 um – 100 um
  • Max Specimen size 80×60 mmHP 35 Disposable blades from Fisher Scientific cat # 31-507-34 are used, in supply drawer under table.BASIC OPERATING CUTTING AND RETRACTIONMove Sledge Horizontally

    The knife is drawn horizontally over the specimen towards the user

    When Sledge moved backwards specimen is retracted for the protection of the knife and specimen

    • Located in PSC 921

For further information and training please contact:

Mary Karom

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