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[December 17, 2013]

New Cryostat Offers High-Quality, Efficient Frozen Sectioning

RUNCORN, U.K. --(Business Wire)--

A new manual cryostat offers scientists improved functionality and ergonomics, ensuring efficient high quality frozen sectioning.

Sectioning temperature is critical in generating a good quality fresh frozen tissue section. The Thermo Scientific Cryostar NX50 is an innovative cryostat incorporating knife cooling and adjustable specimen head temperature for rapid adjustment to meet the temperature requirements for each specimen.

"Pathologists rely on quick turnaround time and excellent sectioning quality from their cryostat," said Richard Vernon, Commercial Product Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific. "Our Cryostar NX50 gives them the functionality and control to achieve diagnosis rapidly"

Designed with an LCD touch screen interface operation is streamlined for the user. By utilizing icon driven software parameters can be changed simply and quickly to meet the demands of different specimen types.

In addition, the Cryostar NX50 offers:

  • Optional motorized height adjustment, alowing the operator to customize the position of the cryochamber for either seated or standing operation.
  • Optional Cold D disinfection system for rapid, on demand decontamination of the cryochamber, protecting the operator from exposure to biological pathogens with minimal downtime.
  • Optional, variable-pressure vacutome, which delivers wrinkle-free sections by gently stretching the specimen during cutting.


More information on the Thermo Scientific Cryostar NX50 can be found here.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With revenues of $13 billion, we have 39,000 employees and serve customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as in environmental and process control industries. We create value for our key stakeholders through three premier brands, Thermo Scientific, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services, which offer a unique combination of innovative technologies, convenient purchasing options and a single solution for laboratory operations management. Our products and services help our customers solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Visit www.thermofisher.com.


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