Other Histology Equipment

AIS is able to offer a range of freezing devices from Bright Instruments.

Clini-RF Rapid Freezer – The Clini-RF is a new type of freezer designed to rapidly freeze specimens for sectioning or processing. It has a rapid freezer tank which can hold object holders as well as hexane for immersion of the specimens.
The Clini-RF eliminates the need to use potentially hazardous substances such as carbon dioxide and liquid nitrogen. In order to save power, the compressor for the lower chamber can be manually switched off when it is not required and the Clini-RF will run in a ‘standby’ mode with the upper chamber still running at -40ºC.
A seven day timing device is available as an optional feature to automate switching between the ‘standby’ and ‘operational’ modes. An additional optional feature is a variable temperature control for temperatures above -80ºC.

  • Replaces liquid nitrogen freezing systems
  • Replaces carbon dioxide freezing systems of all types
  • Offers a distinct improvement in laboratory safety
  • Easy to use, therefore little operator training is required
  • Upper chamber available for storage at -40ºC
  • Holds hexane for immersion of specimens
  • Typical tissue cooling rate of 0.5ºC/s
  • For more information, please contact AIS on sales@aisolutions.org.uk

Freezing Cryostage – The Cryostage freezing stage is a refrigerated design for use as a specimen freezer and object holder, primarily for use with the 8000 sledge microtome; however, it can be used with other sledge microtomes.

The refrigerated stage gives a large working area of 130 x 90mm and the surface is ridged to provide good adhesion between the specimen and the stage when using tissue embedding compound. The Cryostage also incorporates a heater to allow easy removal of the specimen debris after it has been sectioned.

  • Large stage size
  • Rapid cooling
  • Refrigerant is CFC free
  • Heater for debris removal
  • High power output
  • Simple to operate

Solid State Freezer – For some sectioning work, it is necessary to cool a specimen below room temperature. The Solid State Freezer can be fitted to most microtomes and will permit specimen cooling from ambient to -25ºC or lower, depending on conditions. The equipment consists of a cooling stage and a control unit. The cooling stage is best suited for operation with a base sledge microtome, but can be fitted to most rotary microtomes.

  • Turns a microtome into a freezing microtome
  • Will fit most other manufacturers’ equipment
  • Choice of two stage sizes
  • Easy to defrost
  • Many other uses around the laboratory where small area freezing is required
  • For more information, please contact AIS on sales@aisolutions.org.uk

Small Instrumentation – AIS are able to supply a range of histology water baths (both square and round baths), hot plates, para trimmers, and heated forceps. For more information, please contact AIS on sales@aisolutions.org.uk

Consumables – AIS can offer a small range of consumables which will complement the histology instruments. Stacked cassettes and slides are available to work with the TBS Shur/mark printers. For more information on available consumables, please contact AIS on sales@aisolutions.org.uk

Solid Knifes – AIS can offer a range of solid knifes for use on microtomes and cryostats. These range from solid steel to tungsten knives in both C and D profile and of varying length. For more information, please contact AIS on sales@aisolutions.org.uk