Leica Microsystems has launched UC Enuity, a next-generation ultramicrotome for electron microscopy sample preparation. 

Building upon the EM UC7, UC Enuity introduces a significant advancement to the field, the company says. With an emphasis on automation, UC Enuity lowers the barrier to entry for researchers and technicians, enabling users of all skill levels to achieve precise and reproducible results with minimal training. Moreover, its modular design not only enhances the user experience but also ensures the ultramicrotome is future-proof, offering the flexibility to upgrade and integrate new features as technology evolves. 

“UC Enuity helps to achieve precise and high-quality results consistently by automating critical steps in sample preparation. This automation makes this technology accessible and embodies our unwavering dedication to empower the scientific community to unlock new discoveries,” says James O’Brien, vice president of Life Sciences at Leica Microsystems. “This built-to-last ultramicrotome has been designed with the future in mind. Researchers will be able to adapt their ultramicrotome as they expand their capabilities and maximize their scientific potential.”

Further reading: Leica Microsystems, University of Oxford Collaborate on Microscopy Center of Excellence

This solution is designed to help achieve cryosectioning consistency and stability, and ultimately, make every section count. For example, to produce ultra-thin sections, users can trim their targets rapidly and reliably with the help of fluorescence and integration of 3D µCT data.  

By helping to free up valuable time and providing high-quality sections, UC Enuity empowers researchers and their teams to gain deeper insights into their research. The adaptable design allows users to upgrade their ultramicrotomes as their research needs grow.

Featured image: UC Enuity ultramicrotome. Photo: Leica Microsystems