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Feather blades


These are double edged carbon steel blades that are suitable for use with vibrating microtomes. The blades can be broken in half lengthways. The cutting edge has a length of 37mm, and thickness of 127µm.


Cutting blades


Double Edge, Breakable Style Cutting Blades

PTFE-Coated stainless steel, individually wrapped and bulk packed. Suitable blade for Microslicer™, Vibratome® and other brands of vibratory microtomes.

  • Length: 42.9mm
  • Cutting Edge Length: 37.1mm
  • Width: 21.7mm
  • Thickness: 0.11mm


Replacement bulb


Replacement Twin Bulb  for Microslicer™ Models 1000 and 1500E

Replacement Twin Bulb

for Microslicer™ Models 1000 and 1500E


Specimen retrievers


PELCO specimen retrievers

PELCO® Pro Specimen Retrievers

This is a perfect tool for retrieving free floating sections from the bath. Made of glass.


PTFE-Coated Blades


Injector Style Stainless Steel, PTFE-Coated Blades

Injector Style Stainless Steel, PTFE-Coated Blades

Acceptable for use with Microslicer™, Vibratome® and other vibratory microtomes.Single edge, 20 per dispenser.

  • Length: 38.1mm (1.5") • Cutting Edge Length: 36.3mm
  • Width: 8mm
  • Thickness: 0.25mm


Tissue adhesive


PELCO® Pro CA44 Tissue Adhesive

PELCO® Pro CA44 is an instant tissue adhesive based on cyanoacrylate. Developed to glue tissue on specimen holders used in vibratory microtomes. Although the tissue adhesive is instable in boiling water, it is recommended to use #19920 PELCO® Pro Cyanoacrylate Debonder to remove or clean cured cyanoacrylate. Supplied in 20ml bottle with dispenser tip, closed with PTFE coated steel pin for optimum seal.
Compatible to Loctite 404 tissue adhesive. 


Improved Microslicers™ for Sectioning Fresh or Fixed Tissue


Microslicer™ DTK-1000
Microslicer™ DTK-Zero 1
Microslicer™ DTK-3000W

The DTK Microslicers™ have a unique design for the vibratory motion of the cutting blade. They are made to cut sections of extremely soft tissues like brain, liver or similar difficult-to-section material. The Microslicers™ line of instruments are well known for their quality and their superior results, enjoying an excellent reputation in the neuroscience research community.

Objective of the Microslicer™

The Microslicer™ is an instrument used to cut sections of fresh or fixed animal or plant tissues without freezing the tissues.

Fresh tissue sections (10 to 500 micrometers in thickness) are used in anatomy, physiology and pharmacology research areas. In addition, fresh botanical tissue sections are also used in the various research fields.

Histochemistry and cytochemistry procedures require incubation of tissue sections in various reaction media. Large tissue blocks and thick tissue sections often produce non-specific deposits of reaction products and areas of no reaction in the center of the tissues. This is due to the poor penetration of the reaction media into the tissue. The use of thinner tissue sections is required to facilitate the penetration of the reaction medium into the tissues.

DSK Microslicer™ (DTK-1000, DTK-Zero1 and DTK-3000W) are instruments for cutting non-frozen tissue sections easily and efficiently.

There is a Choice of Three Microslicer™ Models:

  • Microslicer™ DTK-1000 - the basic model for manual operation
  • Microslicer™ DTK-Zero1 - reduced Z-axis movement of the head for superior cutting quality, manual unit but includes motorized specimen movement and features the useful retraction mode Microslicer™
  • DTK-3000W - automatic system for serial sectioning and includes the Microslicer Zero Z technology.

The Microslicer™ vibratory tissue slicer systems feature a constant cutting amplitude and a selectable frequency. The DTK-Zero1, and DTK-3000W models feature the Microslicer™ Zero-Z technology with a redesigned cutting head for dramatically reduced Z-axis vibration. All systems have a bath with a simple but effective drain. The specimen tray allow for reduced use of solutions and cooling around it. The layout of the switches on either side of the tray allows for easy operation and reduced spillage on the controls.


  • Neuroscience Research
  • Physiology
  • Immunocytochemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Pathology
  • Fluorescent Antibody Study
  • Histology, Cytology

Microslicer™ DTK-1000

A high quality, basic vibratory microtome, suitable for a busy laboratory, with many users.


Functions Include:

  1. Frequency dial
  2. Cutting speed dial
  3. Function switch; reverse; stop; forward
  4. Lamp switch
  5. Main switch
  6. Section thickness knob
  7. Motor box
  8. Blade holder
  9. Buffer tray
  10. Magnifier assembly with fluorescent lamp

New Microslicer™ DTK-Zero1

The first tissue sectioning equipment with Zero "Z" technology


This model Microslicer™ with Zero Z technology dramatically reduces the Z-axis vibrations to approximately 2.5 microns. It is also equipped with a specimen retraction system. The specimen advance is manual but the specimen can be moved up or down by a motorized button. A function switch can stop, advance or retract the cutting action, saving valuable time.


Functions Include:

  1. Frequency dial
  2. Cutting speed dial
  3. Function switch; reverse; stop; forward
  4. Lamp switch
  5. Main switch
  6. Section thickness knob
  7. Motor box
  8. Blade holder
  9. Buffer tray
  10. Magnifier assembly with fluorescent lamp
  11. Up switch
  12. Down switch
  13. Retraction switch

Microslicer™ DTK-3000W

70 x 70mm maximum specimen size
This is the most sophisticated model. The maximum specimen size is 70 x 70mm, in addition to having all the excellent features of the model DTK-Zero 1.

Functions Include:

Fully automatic single or continuous mode. Selection of section thickness is possible at one micron units with a high performance stepping motor for specimen advance. Equipped with a specimen retraction system. Forward and reverse blade movements are selectable at 1mm intervals.

  • Frequency dial
  • Cutting speed dial
  • Operation panel
  • Display (thickness)
  • Display (sectioning range)
  • Motor box
  • Blade holder
  • Buffer tray
  • Magnifier assembly with fluorescent lamp


Microslicer™ Specifications Overview

Zero 1
Electrical 115V or 230V, 50/60Hz 115V or 230V, 50/60Hz 115V or 230V, 50/60Hz
Blade Oscillating Frequency 0~55Hz 0~55Hz 0~55Hz
Blade Oscillating Width 2mm fixed 2mm fixed 2mm fixed
Cutting Speed  0-68/mm/min. (about) 0-68/mm/min (about) 0-90/mm/min (about)
Reverse Speed 104mm/min. (about) 104mm/min. (about) 104mm/min. (about)
Maximum Specimen Height 20mm 20mm 20mm
Specimen Retraction Function no yes yes
Maximum Specimen Size 25 x 30mm 25 x 30mm 70 x 70mm
Specimen Advance Manual Motorized Motorized/Automatic
Blade Holder Size For 30mm blade For 30mm blade For 30 or 70mm blade
Automatic Operation no no yes


The retraction mechanism is a function included in the DTK-Zero1 and DTK-3000W models that prevents the retracting blade from touching the face of the specimen. The specimen tray is lowered by 120 micrometers after the cutting of each section and is raised by exactly the same distance when a new cutting cycle starts.