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Your opinion requested: Who makes good cryostats?

Grant W. Balkema grant at darkstar.bc.edu
Sun Feb 25 18:32:22 EST 1996

I've had a 2800 Frigocut for about 8 years, no problems beautiful 
instrument. One thing to consider, different cyrostats have different
cutting paths. For instance the Bright/Hacker was pivoted in the rear
and thus cut through an arc. The Reichart/Leica's specimen slides
parallel to blade on a track. It's important if you do quantitative work
on big sections...grant balkema

Grant Balkema
Biology Dept.
Boston College


Mark L. Weiss wrote:
> I have experience with older IEC and Slee models.  I have heard the new Leica
> 2300 is good.
> What is your opinion?
> Thanks in advance,
> Mark Weiss
> Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
> Kansas State University

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