Choose Flexibility – Preserve Tissue and Cut Complete Frozen Sections

by Sep 5, 2018Healthcare

Cut complete sections faster and easier

When cutting frozen sections time is of the essence. The Tissue-Tek® Cryo3® Flex Cryostat is the first and only cryostat with a precision 3D Chuck for precise, rapid, and complete sectioning, preserving valuable tissue.

The Tissue-Tek Cryo3 Flex Cryostat is the first and only cryostat to offer Tissue-Tek® iSupport, Sakura Finetek’s advanced, on-line remote diagnostics technology for faster instrument support and to ensure maximum uptime. The Tissue-Tek Cryo3 Flex Cryostat utilizes ozone technology to safely protect operators from bacteria and viruses in between weekly decontaminations. Three models are available to meet every clinical laboratory need.

Product Features

3D Precision Chuck

  • Quick and precise fine angle adjustments on all 3 axes (XYZ)
  • Chuck retains its position when locked or unlocked
  • Dial indicators display the angle position of the chuck (± 8°)
  • Guide marks assist in quickly realigning specimens for recuts
  • Precise angle adjustments preserve tissue by reducing trimming

Anti-Roll Rake

  • Mimics the “Brush Technique”
  • Teeth prevent sections from rolling during sectioning
  • Simple and easy-to-use
  • Reduces the learning curve for new users making them proficient faster

Precise and predictable performance

  • 1” horizontal travel distance
  • Manual or optional motorized* trimming and sectioning
  • Maintenance-free microtome located outside the chamber
  • Temperature-controlled blade holder keeps the blade cold during sectioning – aids in sectioning
  • 12 Cryobar® positions, including 4 Cryo+ positions that enable rapid cooling to -50°C
  • Ozone* engulfs the entire chamber, providing unprecedented disinfection of pathogens

* Optional features available on Disinfection (D) and Disinfection/Motorized (DM) models

Dynamic debris removal system*

  • Quickly and easily removes excess debris
  • Unwanted sections can be swept into the vacuum head during sectioning, keeping the chamber clean
  • Attachment hose vacuums away debris inside the chamber
  • Debris is collected in a bacterial/viral filter under multipurpose utility tray

* Optional features available on Disinfection (D) and Disinfection/Motorized (DM) models

Easily programmable

  • LCD touchscreen
  • Chamber temperature: -35 to 0°C ±2°C
  • Section thickness: 1 to 99 microns, in 1 microns steps
  • Trim thickness: 1 to 100 microns, in 1 microns steps
  • Retract/advance speed: 0.5 mm/sec or 0.8 mm/sec
  • Intermittent* sectioning: 1 to 99 sections or total thickness of 1 to 99 microns

* Optional features available on Disinfection (D) and Disinfection/Motorized (DM) models

Anti-Roll Rake

3D Precision Chuck

Product Specifications


  • (#6200) Tissue-Tek® Cryo3® Flex Cryostat, Basis
  • (#6201) Tissue-Tek® Cryo3® Flex Cryostat, Disinfection
  • (#6202) Tissue-Tek® Cryo3® Flex Cryostat, Disinfection Motorized

Dimensions (WxDxH)

  • 25.8 x 29.7 x 47.0 inches (65.4 x 75.4  x 119.4 cm)


  • 373 lbs (169.2 kg)
Chamber Temperature Set Point Range

  • -35°C to 0°C; Chamber temperature is maintained within ±2°C

Section Thickness Settings

  • 1 to 99 microns in 1 micron steps

Specimen Orientation

  • ±8° (XY axis), 360° (Z axis)

A long tradition of excellence

Known for best-in-class automation and reliability Sakura Finetek remains a privately-held company in business for over 160 years. Sakura Finetek has achieved its success and solidified its reputation by providing timely, ingenious solutions to the real challenges laboratories face on a day-to-day basis.

Sakura Finetek’s rich history has given them a thorough understanding of technology, quality, reliability, value for money and their customers’ requirements. Sakura Finetek uses this knowledge to passionately develop products that anticipate developments in both technology and market needs.

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