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Laser microtome: all optical preparation of thin tissue samples
Author(s): Fabian G. Will; Thomas Block; Peggy Menne; Holger Lubatschowski
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Paper Abstract

The laser microtome (LMT) is designed to slice biological tissue and various materials with high precision. The cutting process is performed by an ultrafast laser, emitting infrared light with high repetition rate of about 10 MHz. Biological Tissue can be sliced without fixation and embedding. Therefore cutting of native tissue is possible. Due to the non contact procedure further investigations of the material like immuno histological tests can be performed. At present slices with a thickness of 5 - 100&mgr;m in different biological tissues like cartilage, kidney, lung and cornea has been shown. In conjunction with a 3D imaging system like optical coherence tomography, preparation of 3D tissue volumes is possible too.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6460, Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers VII, 646007 (13 March 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.713905
Show Author Affiliations
Fabian G. Will, Rowiak GmbH (Germany)
Thomas Block, Rowiak GmbH (Germany)
Peggy Menne, Rowiak GmbH (Germany)
Holger Lubatschowski, Rowiak GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6460:
Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers VII
Joseph Neev; Stefan Nolte; Alexander Heisterkamp; Christopher B. Schaffer, Editor(s)

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