The Vibratome 3000, is used to process tissue specimens into thin slices. It consists of an advancing, vibrating blade to section tissue. The blade amplitude and cutting speed is fully adjustable as is the angle and cut thickness. Both manual and automatic cut modes are supported. This model has been modified to work in conjunction with a circulating chiller and has a Zeiss stereomicroscope with zooms of 2x, 4x and 8x to observe the sample while cutting. A variety of attachments and specimen holders are available for various applications.
The instrument is suitable for fixed or fresh tissues that can either be mounted in an agarose block or glued directly to a tissue holder for processing.