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We all know about using cooling plates and wet ice to get the best uniform sections.  Leica–also a familiar standard in the field–introduced a new feature on their microtomes.  The clamp includes a refrigeration mechanism that keeps the blocks cold.  Not sure why one would need this and wonder about having just one more thing to adjust and break while cutting irreplaceable tissue biopsies.

Obviously I have an opinion…what you you guys think?  Please post your thoughts–love to see if I’m the only ‘old school’ or if this really is another bell and whistle no one needs…