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Microtome at OHSU

Definition
A microtome is a mechanical instrument used to cut biological specimens into very thin segments for further treatment (e.g. ISH) and ultimately microscopic or histologic examination. Most microtomes provide cooling facilities (cryo-microtome) and use a steel blade to cut a slice of defined thickness. Some are automatic, and some are driven by hand.
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Histopathology Shared Resource

Knight Cancer Institute, Contact: Thomas, George, M.D.

  • Leica RM2165 microtome
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