photoThis 110-pound, transporatble CM 1100 benchtop cryostat can be used for mobile pathology applications or for back-up use.
   It features a 12-V connection and can be pre-cooled in a vehicle containing a 12-V car battery, so the instrument is ready to run when arriving on site. If necessary, the CM 1100 can be operated in the vehicle. The cryochamber and fully enclosed microtome housing make cleaning and disinfection easier. In addition, the specimen cylinder slot cover keeps the interior mechanism free from sectioning debris.
   Other features include a chamber temperature that reaches –30ºC; disposable knife holder system with lateral displacement; external coarse-feed control with manual wheel; carrying handles; manual and automatic defrosting; and controls located outside the instrument. Leica Microsystems