Max Planck Weizmann Center for Integrative Archaeology and Anthropology
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig, Germany
phone: +49 (0)341 3550 860
fax: +49 (0)341 3550 119
We have a state-of-the-art laboratory for soft and hard tissue histology and material property testing. In addition, we can make use of the computed tomography scanners and other facilities in the Department of Human Evolution.
Semi-enclosed Benchtop Tissue Processor–Leica TP1020
Used to fixate, dehydrate, and infiltrate histological tissue samples with fixatives, alcohol, solvents, and paraffin wax.
Research Cryostat Leica CM3050 S
Used to cut frozen histological slides with a thickness of approximately 5-10 micrometers.
Buehler saw, grinder-polisher and Logitech saw
There are two Buehler Isomet precision saws, a Buehler Ecomet Grinder-Polisher and a large-diameter Logitech automated annular saw (APD1) that can section and polish hard tissue samples.