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Sakura Finetek Launches the first and only Cryostat with Winged Chuck to retain XYZ angle positions optimized for Mohs Surgery Technique: Tissue-Tek® Cryo3® Flex Cryostat Mohs.

Product launch    March 31, 2017    America

TORRANCE, CA – Sakura Finetek USA, Inc. today announced the launch of the Tissue-Tek® Cryo3®
Flex Cryostat Mohs.

Sakura Finetek collaborated with Mohs technicians across the United States to design a cryostat for laboratories cutting skin specimens using Mohs surgery technique. This unique cryostat was designed to decrease the time to get complete sections, and in parallel to preserve valuable tissue. The newly developed innovative Winged Chuck provides the user complete control of specimen alignment on all 3 axes to accurately align the block face to the blade making the entire margin available for diagnosis. This chuck retains its position when locked and unlocked, eliminating any time and effort spent to realign the cutting angle.
 
Users can also leverage the Anti-Roll Rake that was designed to best mimic the preferred and widely accepted “Brush” technique to prevent sections from rolling, which in addition reduces the learning curve of new users making them proficient faster.
 
For the first time in the history of cryotomy, Sakura Finetek successfully integrated its advanced remote diagnostics technology platform, Tissue-Tek® iSupport™, into the hardware and software of the Tissue-Tek® Cryo3® Flex Cryostat product line. The plug-and-play connection opens communication through a secure and widely trusted remote service to Sakura Finetek professional technical support team, minimizing response time through fast reaction to instrument alerts, and maximizing user uptime.
 
To increase sectioning comfort and user safety for operators, Sakura Finetek has developed for the first time a set of additional two interchangeable ergonomic handles with the goal to further reduce user Repetitive Motion Disorders, a common and feared consequence of sectioning day in day out.
 
Operators can comfortably store up to 32 specimen holders in the chamber of the Tissue-Tek® Cryo3® Flex 
Cryostat Mohs keeping many blocks frozen and available to fulfill requests for immediate recuts, at any time.
 
To maximize section quality and further enhance operators’ sectioning experience, the Tissue-Tek® Cryo3® Flex Cryostat Mohs come with the laboratories’ preferred consumables: Tissue-Tek® O.C.T. Compound and Accu-Edge® Microtome Blades.

About Sakura Finetek, USA, Inc.

With U.S. offices based in Torrance, California, Sakura Finetek is the global leader in advancing cancer diagnostics by providing integrated solutions for anatomic pathology and patients through best-in-class innovation, quality and customer care. With a strategic focus on end-to-end automation, Sakura Finetek continues to lead the industry in the development and commercialization of automated Histology instrumentation and consumables for anatomic pathology. Sakura Finetek systems dramatically increase efficiency, standardize results, and allow customers to more simply manage their daily workload while significantly impacting patient care.
 
For more information regarding Tissue-Tek® Cryo3® Flex Cryostat Mohs or any Sakura Finetek product, please visit our website at www.sakura-americas.com or contact:
 
Erico von Bueren
Director of Marketing
Sakura Finetek USA, Inc.
1750 W. 214th St.
Torrance, CA 90501
evonbueren@sakuraus.com

Sakura Finetek collaborated with Mohs technicians across the United States to design a cryostat for laboratories cutting skin specimens using Mohs surgery technique. This unique cryostat was designed to decrease the time to get complete sections, and in parallel to preserve valuable tissue.

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