Gentle Section Removal from the Blade with Water
The PaceSetter has gone through some recent updates to its features and appearance – read more about them here.
One of the most important updates to the PaceSetter is its method of removing sections from the blade before transferring to slides. The PaceSetter uses water to gently pulse individual sections off of the blade and onto a water channel. The sections are then floated onto warm water and mounted onto slides.
There are several key advantages to this water-based method of removing sections from slides:
- Gentle: Hands-free and ribbon-free microtomy mean that tissue is not in contact with paint brushes or other tools that may damage the sections. Less user manipulation means more tissue is conserved, yielding more usable sections.
- Reliable: The water pulse gently removes individual sections from the blade without user intervention. Users can multitask by operating multiple microtomes and PaceSetters at once or focusing on other tasks, creating a more efficient laboratory. In the case that an error occurs, users are notified through visible and audible signals.
- Safe: By removing individual sections, the PaceSetter ensures that only one section is cut, floated, and mounted at a time – no need for ribbons or floating multiple sections at once. This reduces any chance of sections getting mixed up. The automated sectioning also reduces the likelihood of injury from repetitive motion injuries (RMIs) and interactions with the blade.
See more: learn about the PaceSetter’s control panel in this new video!