Originally designed to prepare thin slices of living brain, the tissue slicer is also excellent for slicing other tissues, blocking fixed tissue for histology, and slicing electrophoretic gels. Sections as thin as 150 microns can be reliably prepared.
The McIlwain™ Tissue Chopper is a proven instrument for rapidly sectioning living or fixed tissue without freezing or embedding to harden the tissue. It cuts living tissue into slices, cubes, arterial rings, etc. with a minimum of functional disturbance.
These preparations can be used in studies of metabolism or for electrophysiology. The McIlwain™ Tissue Chopper may also be used to cube fixed tissue for araldite embedding and EM.