Leica CM1950

The cryostats for high quality sectioning, user safety, and efficient workflow
The Leica CM1950 is a highly adaptable platform that can be tailor-made for each laboratory. By starting with the standard instrument and choosing from a range of options, every laboratory can have THE clinical cryostat for their individual needs. Staff near the cryostat is protected by the certified UVC disinfection, that efficiently reduces pathogen contamination, including SARS-CoV-2.
  • Width (with handwheel): 835 mm
  • Depth (cabinet only): 850 mm
  • Height (total): 1215 mm
  • Working height (armrest): 1025 mm
  • Weight (w/ motor and suct.): 193 kg
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  • Operating temperature range: 18°C to 35°C
  • Maximum specimen size: 50 x 80 mm
  • Electric coarse feed: Slow: 300 μm/s, in 20 μm steps Fast: 900 μm/s
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  • UVC disinfection minimizes risk of contamination by infectious material.
  • AgProtect, an antimicrobial, nanosilver coating on all outside surfaces also minimizes contamination risk.
  • Optional section waste removal system provides a safer environment using a concealed primary filter system for solid waste and a bacterial (HEPA) filter for air.
  • Optional vacuum assisted sectioning makes sectioning easier.
  • New disposable blade holder with dovetail mounting plate and knife holder base provides larger clamping surface and working distance and supports reproducible section quality.