Leica CM1520 Cryostat

The Leica CM1520 delivers high-quality sections in a fast, simple and efficient manner. Time is crucial when sectioning frozen specimens. An actively cooled quick-freezing shelf with defrost function and a powerful refrigeration system are provided to get rapid results. The system has Premium Blade Holder for easy setup, consistency and safety. The premium blade holder makes it easy to safely insert, position and remove blades.

Manufacturer: CM1520 Cryostat

Technical Data

  • Type: Rotary microtome                                          
  • Section thickness selection   2 - 60 μm                 
  • Total specimen feed 25 mm                                      
  • Vertical stroke 59 mm                                                  
  • Maximum specimen size 55 x 55 mm or 50 x 80 mm
  • Specimen orientation 8° (x-, y-, z-Achse)

  • Dimensions: Width (w/o handwheel) 600mm. Width (with handwheel) 730mm.
  • Depth 730mm. Hight 1140 mm
Equipment Rates & Fees
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Personnel Time$70$115$230$207

Valid through July 31, 2024. Rates are hourly unless specified otherwise and are subject to change without further notice.

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