Leica RM2125 RTS – Rotary MicrotomeMicroTec CUT 4060 – Rotary Microtome

At the Histology Facility we have two microtomes available for use:

  • Leica RM2125 RTS – Rotary Microtome
  • MicroTec CUT 4060 – Rotary Microtome

Users are to supply the following (unless utilising the core operated service):

  • Knives/blades
  • Slides

The Facility will provide all other consumables and equipment needed for cutting sections including heating pad and drying ovens.


Step 1: Online Tutorial – Please read through the following documents

Step 2: Online Quiz – (Coming soon…)

When you are ready, email Megan Ellis to request the password for the online quiz, and submit your answers via email

Step 3: Induction – for groups up to 4 people

Once you have passed the online quiz, contact Megan Ellis to organise a practical induction. Training sessions will be held Monday – Wednesday only and will take approximately 1 hour, depending on the size of the group.

Step 4: One on one licensing.

This will consist of a supervised session for your first use of the equipment with your samples and will usually take about 1-2 hours

Once we are satisfied you can operate the machinery within the health and safety guidelines, you will be considered a “licensed” user and we will give you access to the booking calendar.

Instrument user guides:

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