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Microtomy and Paraffin Section Preparation

Creating great paraffin sections using a rotary microtome takes a great deal of skill and experience. "Microtomy and Paraffin Section Preparation" is a great training aid for new microtomists and is an excellent refresher for experienced operators. All of the essential aspects of cutting paraffin sections are covered, including:

  • Safety
  • Microtome setup
  • Microtome blades
  • Trimming, facing and roughing blocks
  • Techniques for consistent paraffin sections
  • Microtome maintenance
  • Common microtomy faults