QS12 Cryostat

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Revolutionize your laboratory

With nearly three decades of support to Laboratories nationwide, Avantik is proud to deliver our second cryostat offering for the frozen section market. After the resounding success of our Avantik QS11 Cryostat, we have raised the bar again with our newest cryostat! Introducing the Revolutionary QS12 Cryostat. The QS12 is the most advanced, accurate and intuitive cryostat available. The QS12 and QS12UV feature our EZ-Touch touchscreen control panel, our dovetail bladeholder system to eliminate chatter, venetian blind and thick/thin sections, an exceptionally smooth handwheel rotation and the industry’s most advanced, reliable and accurate stepper motor technology. With breakthrough technology, the QS12 and the QS12UV provide unmatched features and benefits to enhance accuracy, efficiency and safety. Most of all, the QS12 offers the most precision and efficiency to assure your confidence, and help you to achieve Perfect Sections every time!

QS12 Benefits

EZ-Touch | Touchscreen User Interface

The EZ touch interface increases the ergonomics of the instrument allowing for ease of use and a central location to conveniently control all cryostat functions. The durable and responsive touchscreen enables technicians to operate the interface with or without gloved hands.

Unmatched blade stability

The unique “dovetail” bladeholder base design provides complete stability and prevents lateral movement or vibration, which eliminates common sectioning problems such as chatter, venetian blind, and thick/thin.

Improved section quality and consistency

The fully adjustable, extra-wide anti-roll glass helps deliver consistent, artifact-free sections. Automatic specimen retraction on the return stroke protects the specimen from contact with the blade or bladeholder surfaces preventing friction or damage to the surface of the specimen and preserving the quality of subsequent sections.

Accurate section measurement

The sophisticated stepper motor technology delivers the most precise advance available. This enables the operator to achieve precise trim thickness, section thickness, and sectioning depth measurement in microns.

Convenient memory function

The memory function provides a quick, predefined advance of each specimen to the knife edge, allowing the operator to record the last position of the specimen relative to the blade before removing it. The specimen can then be automatically returned to the same position if additional sections are required.

The QS12 and QS12UV provide an exceptional level of precision for accurate sectioning and specimen placement and handling. The advanced technology of the QS12, from the dovetail bladeholder to the EZ-Touch Touchscreen Interface and automated features make it simple for technicians to obtain consistent, high-quality, perfect sections every time.

More Innovation

Efficient, space saving and safe cryostat controls

Streamlined workflow and quick turnaround

Flexibility and efficiency 

Easy maintenance

Trouble-free transport

Sanitary lab environment

More Precision

Enhanced usability

Enhanced stabilty

Improved section quality abd consistency

Accurate section measurement

Convenient memory function

More Reliability

Sealed microtome

Easy cleaning and maintence

Dependable functioning

Energy-efficient cooling

Quiet operation 

More Safety

EZ touch touchstone controls

Effective surface disinfection

Enhanced operator comfort

Safe blade operation


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View The QS12 Technical Specifications

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