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 Equipment - Ultramicrotomes


The facility has 4 Reichert Ultracut E ultramicrotomes for use by students and staff.

The ultramicrotome room is on an isolated foundation to minimize vibrations and has drip ventilation to minimize air currents.

In addition there are microtomes for cutting paraffin embedded samples and resin sections for light microscope.

A vibratome is available for cutting unembedded material into sections for light microscopy.