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NEW TruSlice Tissue Slicing Systems

Accurate & Consistent Slicing | High Quality Processing | UKAS & CAP Compliant


TruSlice TruSlice Digital
TruSlice Specimen Cut-Up Grossing System
Color coded cut inserts for section thickness.
Cuts tissue 2mm, 3mm, 4mm and 5mm thick.
TruSlice Digital Specimen Grossing System
Cuts tissue slices from 1mm to 10mm thick.

The TruSlice Cutting Systems were developed at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust1 in London, UK. This system eliminates dissection inaccuracies associated with conventional cutting procedures. The system is suitable for slicing both fresh and fixed tissue. It greatly reduces the time to gross specimens and ensures optimal fixation and high quality tissue processing. TruSlice facilitates the precise slicing of fresh breast tissues in accordance with recommendations of HER2 testing in the UK2 and as recommended in the guidelines from ASCO/CAP for labs carrying out IHC on breast specimens in the USA3,4.  





TruSlice Specimen Cut-Up Grossing System

TruSlice tissue microarray kit

tissue microarray kit

This system uses cut inserts to vary the slice thickness from 2mm, 3mm, 4mm and 5mm to obtain the desired specimen thickness. The use of a clear Perspex immobilization plate, as shown in the above photo, enables the grosser to control pressure to the specimen and aid in cutting tissue slices that are not deformed.

The system is manufactured with 316 stainless steel.  It is designed to allow quick and easy cleaning.

An optional calibration set is available for the user to check the accuracy of specimen thickness. A complete list of available accessories can be seen below.


Features & Benefits

  • Enables accurate and consistent slicing of tissue specimens.
  • Suitable for slicing both fresh and fixed tissue.
  • Ensures consistent high quality processing and reduced processing times.
  • Small footprint at the grossing bench.
  • 50mm Immobilization Plate facilitates grossing of soft tissue specimens.
  • Robust instrument manufactured from 316 stainless steel.
  • Easy to clean.
  • Optional UKAS Calibration Set ensures confidence in the accuracy of the grossing system.
  • Optional SureCut Dissection Board specifically developed to accommodate TruSlice system and a calibrated ruler.

System Includes

  • TruSlice Specimen Cut-up System
  • TruSlice Cut Inserts: 2mm (red); 3mm (yellow); 4mm (green); 5mm (blue)
  • TruSlice Small Cutting Insert
  • TruSlice 50mm Immobilization Plate
  • MacroKnife 250mm (10") Lung Knife
  • TruSlice Quick Start Instructions for Use
  • 3mm Allen Key
  • Waterproof Case 521mm (20.5") with Foam
  • Super Mega Hex Cassette Sample Pack
  • Super Mega Slim Cassette Sample Pack

Specifications

  • Dimensions: W 120mm x D 260mm x H 110mm (4.7 x 10.2 x 4.3")
  • Cutting Face: W 62mm x H 71.75mm (2.4 x 2.8")
  • Weight: 5Kg (11lbs)
  • Material: 316 Stainless Steel
  • Inserts: HDPE Plastic

 

Ordering Information for the TruSlice Specimen Cut-up System

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
27131 TruSlice Specimen Cut-up System each $1892.00
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TruSlice Digital Specimen Grossing System

TruSlice   tissue microarray kit

Quickly and easily reconfigure slice thickness. Formalin umbrella to protect digital display.

Also manufactured from 316 stainless steel, the TruSlice Digital Cut-up System is designed for robustness and minimal use of bench space. With all the benefits of the TruSlice system, TruSlice Digital utilizes an adjustable moving knife guide rather than color coded inserts.
Incorporating a digital display, users can quickly vary slice thickness from 1mm to 10mm, offering greater flexibility to the user.


Features & Benefits

  • Enables accurate and consistent slicing of tissue specimens
  • Reduces the time taken to gross specimens
  • Suitable for slicing both fresh and fixed tissue
  • Ensures consistent high quality processing and reduced processing times
  • Small footprint takes up minimal bench space
  • Quick and easy to re-configure slice thickness
  • Easy to clean
  • 50mm and 75mm Clear Perspex Immobilization Plates facilitate grossing of soft tissue specimens
  • Optional UKAS Calibration Set ensures confidence in the accuracy of the cut up system
  • Adjustable moving knife guide with digital display, can be set for any slice thickness from 1 to 10mm; not restricted to a pre-defined slice thickness.

System Includes

  • TruSlice Digital Specimen Cut-up System
  • TruSlice 50mm and 75mm Immobilization Plates
  • TruSlice Digital Cutting Insert
  • MacroKnife 250mm (10") Lung Knife
  • TruSlice Digital Quick Start Instructions for Use
  • 3mm and 4mm Allen Keys
  • Waterproof Case 521mm (20.5") with Foam
  • Super Mega Slim Cassette Sample Pack

Specifications

  • Dimensions: W 120mm x D 310mm x H 195mm (4.7 x 12.2 x 7.7")
  • Cutting Face: W101mm x H 87.5mm (4 x 3.4")
  • Weight: 10Kg (22lbs)
  • Material: 316 Stainless Steel
  • Inserts: HDPE Plastic

 

Ordering Information for the TruSlice Digital Specimen Grossing System

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
27132 TruSlice Digital Specimen Grossing System each $2558.00
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Available Accessories for TruSlice
Tissue Grossing Systems

SureCut Board

SureCut Dissection Board

The SureCut Dissection Board allows the TruSlice Specimen Grossing System to integrate with a cutting board. The polypropylene manufactured cut up boards are durable, thick and easy to clean. They provide a stable cutting platform. This aids in the slicing, collection and handling of tissue specimens. The polypropylene boards will not dull knives or fine surgical cutting blades. Rubber feet are attached to each corner to stop slips.

  • Durable
  • Easy to clean
  • Polypropylene prevents knife edge dulling
  • May be set up for left or right-handed slicing

Dimensions:  300 x 300 x 12mm (11.8 x 11.8 x 0.47")

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
27131-1 TruSlice SureCut Board, White each $200.00
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SureCut Board

Steel Ruler

  • UKAS calibrated, high quality no-rust steel ruler
    300mm (12") length x 25mm (1") wide with metric/imperial scale
  • Black figures and graduations permanently contrasted against a satin chrome anti-glare finish
  • Metric divisions subdivided to 0.5mm
  • Imperial divisions subdivided down to 64ths and 100ths
  • Measurement accuracy is standardized at 20°C

 

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
27131-2 Steel Ruler, Rigid, 300mm (12") UKAS Certified each $150.00
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Blade Safe

TruSlice Digital Calibration Set

UKAS Certified; 2, 3, 4, 5mm

The Calibration Block Set is a 4 gauge block set to ensure accuracy and replication of tissue slices while using the TruSlice slicing system. It includes calibration blocks of 2mm, 3mm, 4mm and 5mm in thickness with a UKAS Accredited Certificate. This is in accordance with the international 2012 laboratory standard to provide an optional calibration set to check the accuracy of the TruSlice instrument. This TruSlice Calibration Block Set is included with each TruSlice system.

 

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
27132-1 TruSlice Digital Calibration Set each $355.00
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Blade Safe

NEW Black Diamond™ Knives

250mm (10") Lung Knife, box of 10
  • High quality Sheffield Stainless Steel
  • Long lasting edge
  • Completely disposable; eliminates contamination
  • Molded ergonomic handle with finger guard

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
13534-4 Black Diamond™ 250mm (10") Lung Knife box/10 $115.00
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Blade Safe

TruSlice Immobilization Plates

The Clear Perspex Immobilization Plate enables the grossing person to visually control the pressure to a specimen for a precise slice of the tissue specimen. By visually controlling the pressure to the tissue, deformation of the specimen may be prevented during slicing. 

The 50mm immobilization plate is provided with the TruSlice systems. An optional 75mm Immobilization Plate is available for handling large tissues.

Dimensions:
50mm Immobilization Plate: 50 x 50mm (2")
75mm Immobilization Plate: 75 x 75mm (3")

 

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
27131-3 TruSlice Immobilization Plate, 50mm (2") each $35.00
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27131-4 TruSlice Immobilization Plate, 75mm (3") each 44.00
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References:

  1. Development of New and Accurate Measurement Devices (TruSlice and TruSlice Digital) for use in Histological Dissection: An Attempt to Improve Specimen Dissection Precision. Orchard G.E, Shams M. et al. Br J Biomed Sci 2015; 72 (3): 140-145
  2. HER2 Testing in the UK: Further update to Recommendations. R.A. Walker et al. J.Clin. pathol.2008:61: 818-824
  3. American Society of Clinical Oncology/ College of American Pathologists: Guidelines recommendations for Immunohistochemical Testing of Estrogen and Progesterone Receptors in Breast Cancer. Hammond et al. Arch Pathol Lab Med-2010.
  4. ASCO/CAP Guideline Recommendations for Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 Testing in Breast Cancer: A.C. Wolff et al. Arch Pathol Lab Med-Vol 131, January 2007.