More than just a motorized microtome, it is a microtome with a brain. Optimized for use with Accu-Edge® High Profile blades, the Tissue-Tek AutoSection will conserve valuable tissue and provide high-quality sections with the reproducibility required for routine and advanced staining. It delivers the next level in precision sectioning.
Tissue-Tek AutoSection® provides one-touch trimming and programmable sectioning with a host of built-in safety features. Tissue-Tek AutoSection® automatically orients the block to the blade edge, using patented sensing and automated 3D specimen holder technology for precise XYZ orientation. It standardizes block orientation—even if the block was trimmed or sectioned on a different microtome—saving valuable tissue and technician time. With AutoTrim™, the Tissue-Tek AutoSection® trims blocks automatically in just seconds with one-touch operation. This tissue-preserving feature is optimized for Tissue-Tek® Paraform® Cassettes, although it also accommodates most common cassettes.
Multiple built-in safeguards make Tissue-Tek AutoSection® the leader in microtome user safety. One-touch trimming and sectioning eliminate repetitive hand wheel motions and reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders, while the sliding dispenser feature of Accu-Edge® blades eliminates direct handling of blades.
Compared to manual and motorized microtomes, the AutoSection showed the highest precision in section thickness using IHC staining and digital imaging technology.* Programmable sectioning, it enables laboratories to implement standardized protocols for specific tissue or block types.
Robotic and semi-automated microtomy can decrease variability in HER2 staining intensity - post USCAP 2017