Cryostats are used for sectioning fresh frozen tissue at cryogenic temperatures for cancer diagnostics or research. A cryostat is utilized for Mohs surgery to section cancerous tissue and examine it under a microscope for diagnosis. A cryostat will hold temperatures of -20 to -35 degrees celsius, and in some cases can cool a sample as low as -50 degrees celsius. A tissue sample is embedded in a tissue freezing medium on a ‘cryochuck’ (or specimen disc). Cryostats keep low temperatures with a refrigeration system that utilizes a compressor.
Rankin supplies both new and professionally refurbished cryostats, reconditioned back to OEM specification. We reset the lifespan on used cryostats through our remanufacturing process with trained biomedical technicians.
Since 1995, Rankin has supplied histology equipment and supplies anatomic pathology labs. We supply university, hospital, research, industrial, commercial and in-office laboratories that perform diagnostic testing and research.