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HistoCore BIOCUT – Manual Rotary Microtome

With Improved Ergonomics, Manual Microtomy Never Felt so Good

Do you desire high-speed AND comfort in your manual microtomy? If so, the HistoCore BIOCUT could be the perfect solution for you. The new generation of microtomes from Leica Biosystems is built upon our 145+ year heritage of market-leading microtome design. With new options such as the personalized coarse feed wheel and 2-in-1 blade holder, it ranks among the most ergonomically-friendly microtomes on the market.

  • Antistatic Waste Tray (Brush Included)

With the Antistatic Waste Tray, BIOCUT helps you keep your workplace clean, efficient, and debris-free. The tray is made from antistatic material which prevents paraffin waste from sticking to the walls. It provides unmatched efficiency by reducing your cleaning time from minutes to seconds.

  • 2-in-1 Blade Holder

With the 2-in-1 Blade Holder, you can easily switch between high and low-profile blades without changing blade holders. The new modular design of blade holder helps you maintain individual components and efficiently service your equipment over time.

  • Put (Almost) Anything on Top of your Microtome!

Our new models feature 40% more surface area on top of the microtome (23.5cm W x 27.5cm L, vs. 21.7cm W x 21.2cm L on the RM22xx series) so you can store the tools you need for your job – brushes, blades, wipes, and more.

  • Precision-Orientation System

Always get back to a 0-position home on the microtome, regardless of how you (or another tech) have changed the instrument’s orientation.

  • Force Balance System

Minimize the risk of injury to the operator or specimen by an unbalanced object head.

  • Silent Retraction
If working in a quiet environment, BIOCUT helps you concentrate and is your ideal sectioning partner with little-to-no noise during retraction.


Type: Mechanical
Nominal Supply Voltage: N/A
Nominal Frequency: N/A
Maximum Power Consumption: N/A
Protection Class: N/A
Power Fuses: N/A
Pollution Degree: N/A
Overvoltage Category: N/A
Maximum Heat Emission: N/A
Operating Temperature Range:
+18°C to +30°C
Temperature Range During Storage: +5°C to +50°C
Relative Humidity During Operation: 20% to Max. 80% Non-Condensing

Microtome Performance Specs

Specimen Feed: approx. 24 mm ±2 mm
Vertical Stroke: 70 mm ±1 mm
Large Standard Clamp: 55 x 50 x 30 mm
Super Cassette Clamp: 68 x 48 x 15 mm
Motorized Sectioning Speeds: N/A
In Manual Sectioning Mode: Approx. 40 µm (can be turned off)
In Motorized Sectioning Mode: N/A
Horizontal: ± 8°
Vertical: ± 8°
Range: 1 – 60 µm
Setting Values: 1 – 10 µm (in 1 µm increments)
10 – 20 µm (in 2 µm increments)
20 – 60 µm (in 5 µm increments)
Range: 10 µm, 30 µm
Setting Values: N/A