[Histonet] New Cryostat Reviews

Parsons, Catherine cparsons <@t> vt.edu
Tue Aug 3 11:50:47 CDT 2010

The small university department that I work for is hoping to purchasing a cryostat of our own, after several bouts of having to beg for use of an ancient unit in another building.  Money for large equipment purchases is pretty scarce these days, so I want to make sure that we get a reliable instrument.

I have information on Sakura's Cryo3, Leica's CM1950, and Microm's (Thermo Scientific now) HM 525 and 550.  I was hoping for some opinions about the units from these vendors, or suggestions for additional models.

We are a group of small research labs, so would not have need for motorized sectioning or the really high end models with all the bells and whistles.  We would just like a reliable cryostat of our own!

Thank you for your comments.

Cathy Parsons

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