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Leica VT1200 - Semi-Automatic Vibrating Blade Microtome

The semi-automatic Leica VT1200 vibrating blade microtome is designed for sectioning fresh specimens in neuropathology (fresh brain slicing), neurophysiology (patch-clamping), and electrophysiology.

The instrument is recommended for users who prefer to control sectioning parameters such as section thickness and cutting stroke manually for each individual section. To achieve sections that retain viable cells on the section surface, the vertical deflection of the blade can be measured with the Leica Vibrocheck measurement device and minimized with the innovative blade holder.

The instrument was designed in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Peter Jonas (previously at the Physiology department of the University of Freiburg, Germany, now at Institute of Science and Technology, Klosterneuburg, Austria) and his former group.

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Product Features

Manually control sectioning

Designed for users who prefer to manually control sectioning parameters such as section thickness and cutting stroke for each individual section.

Minimal vertical deflection

Minimal vertical deflection minimizes specimen damage during sectioning and results in more viable cells on the section surface.

Magnetic specimen holders

Magnetic specimen holders support easy specimen handling and reproducible orientation.

Product Specifications

GENERAL

Sectioning frequency: 85 Hz (± 10 %)
Amplitude: adjustable from 0 - 3 mm, in 0.05 mm increments
Sectioning speed: adjustable from 0.01 - 1.5 mm/s (± 10 %)
Return speed: 2.5 mm/s (± 10 %)
Total vertical specimen stroke: 20 mm (motorized)
Cutting range: 45 mm (adjustable)
Weight (Basic Instrument): 56 kg
Dimensions L x W x H (Basic Instrument): 600 mm x 250 mm x 230 mm

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Material Safety Data Sheets

IFU

Configurations

Basic instrument (14048142065)

  • Leica VT1200 – basic instrument without blade holder, ice tray, buffer tray - metal, or specimen disc
  • Semiautomatic Vibrating Blade Microtome for sectioning unfixed specimens from Neuropathology and Neurophysiology (Patch clamping).
  • Vertical specimen feed: max. 20 mm

Configuration 1 (14912000001)

  • Leica VT1200 - Configuration with blade holder, ice tray, buffer tray - metal, and specimen disc
  • Semiautomatic Vibrating Blade Microtome for sectioning unfixed specimens from Neuropathology and Neurophysiology (Patch clamping).
  • Robust and stabile basic instrument with blade holder for safe insertion of the whole razor blade and adjustment screw to minimize the vertical deflection of the blade below 1 µm.
  • Vertical specimen feed: max. 20 mm