Molecular Analysis Facilty Tool

Ultramicrotome – Leica UC6

Make/Model: Leica EM UC6
Location: MolES G42B-2
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The Leica EM UC6 Ultramicrotome offers a range of outstanding features and benefits of use from the absolute beginner to the skilled ultramicrotomist. The eucentric movement of the viewing system allows examination of sections even with lowered water level (as with e.g. Lowycryl) without loss of ergonomic posture. Defined positions provide optimal positioning of the stereo microscope for alignment with glass and diamond knives. The innovative touch sensitive control unit of the Leica EM UC6 enables fast and safe alignment of knife and specimen with help files and prompts to hand for beginners. The AutoTrim function with programmable knife and cutting movements simplifies the trimming process.

– Ultrathin sectioning between 20-300 nm with diamond knife cutting.
– Thick sections of up to 20 um with in-house produced glass knives.
– Trimming of samples can be done on the microtome with either razor blade or diamond trimming knife on the system.