AIS is able to offer the full Bright Instruments Cryostat range. All Bright cryostats can be tailored to the user’s specification. Just ask for full details.

OTF5000 – Based on the long-established and reliable OTF/AS cryostat, the new OTF5000 brings the extensive range of Bright cryostats completely up to date. New styling coupled with improved user ergonomics, the latest blade systems in the ever-reliable and powerful 5040 microtome, a huge choice of options plus money-saving package deals make these cryostats absolutely unique.

They are suitable for an endless range of applications and, in the correct configuration, are capable of cutting a wide diversity of specimens from undecalcified bone to brain, resins, plastics and plant tissue, as well as more usual soft tissue. Allowing full anti-roll plate adjustment for perfect results coupled with long lasting temperature stability, the OTF5000 can truly be described as complete.

  • New contoured top for added operator comfort and usability
  • Suitable for research and clinical operation
  • 2 money-saving special packages available
  • Uses solid knives or disposable blades including new lever release Feather blade holder
  • Available in 2 different working heights
  • Automatic evaporator defrost supplied as standard
  • Non-urgent functions on side panel
  • Long list of options and accessories
  • Contains tried and tested 5040 rotary microtome
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Clinicut 60 – More than just a cryostat, the Clinicut 60 offers a systematic approach to the preparation, cutting and storage of fresh tissue specimens. Its unique specimen quick freezer is not simply a ‘cold-spot’ inside the chamber, but an insulated work station for tissue preparation and also enables specimens to be prepared in various shaped moulds.
With the addition of the compact, durable and reliable 3020 microtome, this cryostats thoughtful design has also made the onerous task of regular cleaning so much easier.
Available as a manual or as a motorised rewind version, rapid frozen sections really are made easy with the Clinicut 60.

  • Small ‘footprint’ – takes up less space in the laboratory
  • Thermostatically controlled chamber temperature to -35ºC with fully programmable automatic defrost and digital display
  • Excellent, rapid specimen quick freezer to -45ºC with specimen moulds and heat dissipater
  • Simple to set up – easy to use
  • Accepts a wide range of knives and disposable blades
  • Cuts excellent sections and incorporates the Easi-Set anti-roll plate
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  • Small, inexpensive and portable – a battery version is available for use ‘in the field’
  • Thermostatically controlled temperature in the range ambient to
    -30ºC with digital display
  • Choice of hand wheel or lever operated microtome
  • Uses disposable blades and incorporates the Easi-Set anti-roll plate
  • Cuts excellent sections just like a full sized cryostat
  • Inexpensive and reliable the Starlet – ideal where space and funds are limited – really is unique amongst cryostats

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