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Leica CM1520 - Value-priced cryostat for routine histology and Mohs surgery

The Leica CM1520 is the best-value cryostat available for cryosectioning including critical applications such as Mohs surgery.

The Leica CM1520 delivers high-quality sections the fast, simple and efficient way. Time is crucial when sectioning frozen specimens. An actively cooled quick freezing shelf with defrost function and a powerful refrigeration system are provided to get rapid results.

In a minimum of time, the specimen can be clamped and oriented with the easy-to-use orientation system.

With the Leica CM1520 you have everything to obtain high quality sections without paying for the features that you do not need.

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Specs

General

Width (with handwheel): 730 mm (28.7 in)
Depth: 25 mm or 27 mm
Height: 1140 mm (44.8 in)
Weight (including microtome, without specimen coding): Approx. 135 kg (298 lbs)
Section thickness selection: 2 - 60 µm
Total specimen feed: 25 mm
Vertical specimen stroke: 59 mm
Maximum specimen speed: 55 x 55 mm or 50 x 80mm

Features

Product Features

Less maintenance – more consistent sections

It's easy to consistently create high-quality sections with the Leica CM1520s precise microtome and stepper motor control. The microtome is completely encapsulated, saving valuable time with maintenance-free reliability.

Less maintenance - more consistent sections
The well organized work space

The well organized work space

Create the ideal work environment you've always wanted. The flexible and efficient Leica CM1520 workspace includes a new object plate holder, a movable shelf and designated slide slots and tool storage areas on top of the instrument.

Easy to learn

Self-explanatory, intuitive, direct controls allow anyone to start working right away without long hours of training. No need to scroll through multiple long menu options. Save time by directly setting the function you need.

Easy to learn
Easy cleaning

Easy cleaning

The flat surfaces and easily accessible corners in the cryochamber make it extremely easy to clean the cryostat in between sections and at the end of each day, saving your time for more important work.

Fast orientation

The object head orientation, with zero-position centering, enables the specimen to be approached from the desired angle. Its easy handling helps you accomplish your work before deadlines are due.

Fast orientation

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Configurations

Configurations

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Leica CM1520 Configuration US 1 (price on request) (149491520u1)

  • Freestanding cryostat with encapsulated, splash-proof microtome.
  • Spacious, stainless-steel cryochamber with antiglare illumination.
  • Easy to clean and disinfect.
  • Heated, removable sliding window.
  • Stable, self-contained cryocabinet on casters.
  • Handwheel manually lockable in two positions.

Leica Premium CM1520 - Mohs (price on request) (149491520US)

  • Freestanding cryostat with encapsulated, splash-proof microtome.
  • Spacious, stainless-steel cryochamber with antiglare illumination.
  • Easy to clean and disinfect.
  • Heated, removable sliding window.
  • Stable, self-contained cryocabinet on casters.
  • Handwheel manually lockable in two positions.

*Offer valid in USA and Canada only