Leica RM2145 Microtome


The Leica RM2145 Microtome is a versatile and user-friendly semi-motorized rotary microtome designed for both routine and research applications in histopathology. Histologists and laboratory technicians will appreciate its precision sectioning capabilities, thanks to an automated coarse specimen advance feature and a step motor-operated micrometer feed system that ensures consistent and reproducible section quality. This microtome streamlines operation with a single-handed quick-release specimen clamping system, an LED display showing section thickness and count, and a motorized coarse advance controlled by a rocker button. It also offers programmable specimen retraction and a flexible knife holder system, all within a maintenance-friendly design, making it an excellent choice for histological work.


Leica RM2145 Microtome

Versatile and User-Friendly:

The Leica RM2145 stands as a semi-motorized rotary microtome tailored for paraffin specimens in both routine and research applications. Designed with the needs of histologists and laboratory technicians in mind, this microtome offers a versatile, user-friendly experience enhanced by ergonomic design.

Precise Sectioning:

Precision is paramount in histology, and the RM2145 microtome delivers an automated coarse specimen advance feature. Available in three trimming increments, this advancement can also be performed manually. An innovative ‘step motor operated micrometer feed system’ ensures precise section thickness selection, guaranteeing consistent section thickness and highly reproducible section quality.

Efficient Operation:

Streamlining your workflow, the RM2145 boasts a single-handed quick-release specimen clamping system and a clear LED display that presents section thickness and section count, keeping you informed at every step. For rapid and secure specimen orientation, the microtome features an anti-tilt function, while the motorized coarse advance can be smoothly operated via a convenient rocker button.

Programmable Precision:

This microtome doesn’t just meet industry standards; it exceeds them with a programmable specimen retraction feature, allowing you to fine-tune your sectioning process. Its versatile knife holder system includes lateral displacement functionality, adding to its adaptability.

Advanced Features:

The Leica RM2145 comes equipped with a 70 mm vertical stroke, facilitating diverse sectioning needs. It offers section thickness settings ranging from 0.5 to 60 µm, catering to a wide spectrum of requirements. Furthermore, a visual-acoustical warning system alerts you to the remaining specimen feed, ensuring that you stay on top of your work. Its maintenance-friendly design rounds out this exceptional microtome, making it a reliable partner in histological endeavors.

Additional information






Dimensions (W x D x H)

15" x 22" x 11"


84 lbs (38 kg)



Operator Manual

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