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Tissue-Tek AutoSection® Automated Microtome

Microtomy at the touch of a button
Building on the success and principles of SMART Automation, Sakura Finetek introduces the next steps in Total Laboratory Automation, Tissue-Tek AutoSection®. The cutting edge technology addresses today’s challenges of quality, efficiency and speed.
Quality & patient safety

Precision sectioning and consistent high quality, is now achievable for every technician, every single block and tissue type. The Tissue-Tek AutoSection automatically aligns, trims and sections your blocks, including Tissue-Tek Paraform. The combination of cutting edge technology and razor sharp Accu-Edge® Microtome Blades enables thin, consistent high quality sections. AutoAlign™ technology will precisely orient blocks and dramatically reduce the risk of losing tissue. Another major benefit of automation and stress free microtomy is the reduction of repetitive motion and the increase of staff satisfaction.

Efficiency & speed
Work in a single-piece-flow and increase productivity, by only one touch of a button and scan of a cassette. With AutoTrim™, the core technology of Tissue-Tek Autosection, blocks are ready for sectioning within seconds, saving valuable production time, in particular with recuts.
Tissue-Tek AutoSection offers you:
  • Precise and consistent high-quality sectioning for every technician and tissue type
  • Preserves precious tissue of re-cuts due to automated block alignment
  • Improved efficiency and speed, due to easy and automated microtomy
  • Decreased repetitive strain disorders for users


Dimensions W 42 x D 67 x H 44 cm
Weight 54 kg
Specimen orientation AutoAlign™ Technology offering 3D Automated Chuck & Alignment
Horizontal & Vertical 0 – 5 degree (automated)
Rotation 0, 90 degree (manual)
Programs 16 (incl. block size, speed, thickness)
Macros (user defined) One for each program, up to 15 steps
Trimming AutoTrim™ Technology
Cutting speed 10 – 450 mm/s
Trimming thickness 1 – 200 µm
Section thickness 0.5 – 100 µm
Vertical cutting stroke 13, 25, 35, 70 mm
Hor. specimen advance 10 mm
Specimen retraction range Vertical and horizontal axes adjustment range ± 4°
Specimen feed speed 1300 µm/s
Screen Color LCD touch screen
Remote Bluetooth Wireless remote
Data interface USB 2.0
Item code Description
5000 Tissue-Tek AutoSection® Automated Microtome
5008 Accu-Edge® Low-Profile Blade Holder
5009 Accu-Edge® High-Profile Blade Holder
4658 Tissue-Tek® Waste Collection Bags 250/pcs
7089 Accu-Edge® Paraform® disposable Microtome Blades
SA-5000-UT User Training Tissue-Tek AutoSection®
SC-5000-G Service Agreements Tissue-Tek AutoSection® Gold
SC-5000-P Service Agreements Tissue-Tek AutoSection® Platinum
SC-5000-S Service Agreements Tissue-Tek AutoSection® Silver


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Tissue-Tek AutoSection<sup>®</sup> Automated Microtome
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