Cutting/grinding based histological sectioning

Developed by: Centro Andaluz de Nanomedicina y Biotecnología BIONAND


This technique is recommended for obtaining histological samples from hard tissues or other materials unsuitable to be sectioned by routine methods, e.g. undecalcified bone tissue, metallic or ceramic implants, or samples that combine hard and soft components. With the EXAKT system, 10-15 μm slices can be made without disrupting the interface between areas of different hardnesses.

The Unit Offers:

  • Processing and fixation of fresh samples
  • Dehydration, plastic infiltration and polymerization
  • Cutting of blocks to obtain surfaces of interest.
  • Block grinding
  • Histological staining


  • EXAKT 510 - Dehydration and Infiltration System
  • EXAKT 520 - Light Polymerization Unit
  • EXAKT 530 - Re-Infiltration Unit
  • EXAKT 401 - Vacuum Adhesive Press 
  • EXAKT 402 - Precision Adhesive Press
  • EXAKT 300 - CL-CP Band System
  • EXAKT 400 - Grinding System


  • Undecalcified bone
  • Non-metallic and metallic implants (Titanium, Nitinol,…)
  • Ceramics (HA, Silica ceramics, …)
  • Bone cements

Eva Jiménez

952 367 606