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1. (WO2015043831) METHOD AND MICROTOME FOR PRODUCING THIN SECTIONS WITH A SECTION PROFILE RECORDING MODE

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/043831    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2014/067537
Publication Date: Fri Apr 03 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Tue Aug 19 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: G01N 1/06
Applicants: LEICA BIOSYSTEMS NUSSLOCH GMBH
Inventors: WALTER, Roland
BERBERICH, Markus
WITTMANN, Markus
Title: METHOD AND MICROTOME FOR PRODUCING THIN SECTIONS WITH A SECTION PROFILE RECORDING MODE
Abstract:
The invention relates to a method for producing thin sections with the aid of a microtome, in which a handwheel (32) for producing a first thin section is driven manually, and in which, with the aid of an encoder (38), the rotation movement of the handwheel (32) is detected and a profile of the rotation movement is determined. The determined profile is stored and is selected for the production of at least a second thin section. A motor (24) for generating a cutting movement between a cutting unit (16) and a sample holder (12) is controlled in order to generate the second thin section according to the stored and selected profile. The invention further relates to a microtome (10) for carrying out the method described above.