Histology is a branch of medicine and biology and is concerned with the study of tissues. In the field of histology, histological technology is indispensable for the preparation of tissue blocks and the subsequent microscopic analysis. When it comes to investigating potential changes in the tissues, any surgically removed tissue should undergo histological examination in order to establish the histological findings. In addition to preparing the tissues, very thin tissue samples (2µm-5 µm thick) first have to be sectioned with the microtome and are then placed on glass slides for further processing.
A large number of laboratory devices such as cooling plates, water baths, but also cassette trimming systems and trimming instruments, support the preparation of sections before, during and after sectioning.