Equipment Listing: Biomaterials Preparation and Histology


Buehler Isomet low speed x7

Precision low speed cutting machine with adjustable micrometer.

Buehler Isomet





Buehler Meta serv 3000 X2 Polisher/Grinder

Buehler Meta Serv





Power head Polisher/Grinder(x2)

Automatic polisher/grinder with mountable plate for multiple specimens.

Power head Polisher/Grinder(x2)





Aperio CS2

Automated microscope with 20x and 40x magnification capabilities, with a five-slide capacity. Used to capture high resolution images from slides.

Aperio CS2





Union Process 01-STD Attritor

The SD-1 Attritor is a versatile, reliable, rugged lab mill designed to meet virtually all lab grinding and dispersing needs – wet or dry, continuous or batch. In the biomaterials lab this machine is used to process raw ceramic powders.


Lukasz Witek, PhD

Union Process 01-STD Attritor



Histology and Correlative Microscopy Core

Buehler Thin Sectioning

Buehler Isomet Low Speed and Isomet 1000 Precision Saws are available for the production of thin sections, principally of plastic embedded mineralized tissues (the mineral intact). Accessories provide for optimum performance of these instruments in various embedded and unembedded hard tissue applications.

Buehler Thin Sectioning





Buehler grinding and polishing
and preparation

The Buehler Ecomet 3 Variable Speed Grinder-Polisher and Metaserv 250 Grinder-Polisher are employed in the production of surface topographies on embedded blocks and their ground thin sections of 1µm and less.



Buehler Grinding



Exakt Thin Sectioning System

An EXAKT 300 CP Band System, automated Grinding System, and Light Polymerization Unit facilitate rapid, semi-automated, routine histology for the production of specified section thicknesses of plastic embedded mineralized tissues (the mineral intact).



Exakt thin sectioning





Leica SM2500E Microtome and SP2600 Ultramiller

This "sledge" microtome is designed for the production of very thin sections (e.g., 5-10 µm) of plastic embedded mineralized tissues. The SP2600 Ultramiller attachment produces topography free surfaces of embedded tissue blocks for examination by backscattered electron microscopy and X-ray microanalysis.



Leica SM2500E Microtome



Carver Press

This press for pressures up to 11 tons is for the production of 13 mm diameter pellets for evaluation by FTIR or by LAICPMS.

Carver Press





Buehler Petro-Thin Thin Sectioning System

This sectioning system is capable of producing plane parallel sections from mounted blocks (1-5cm diameter) in 1-5 minutes.

buehler petro-thin