Cryostat Leasing:

Cryostat Leasing

How Tissue Sectioning Instruments Work & How We Save You Time & Money

Regardless of type, the Excedr lease program is able to source all instrument types and can accommodate any model preferences you might have. Request an estimate today and see how leasing can discount your cryostat device’s price.

All equipment brands/models are available

The Advantages of Excedr’s Cryostat Leasing Program:

  • Eliminates the upfront cost of purchasing equipment by spreading its cost over time
  • Minimizes equipment downtime with included complete repair coverage and preventive maintenance
  • Takes advantage of potentially 100% tax deductible* payments, providing you significant cash-savings
  • Expedites the administrative work needed for instrument procurement and logistics
  • Conserves working capital,  enabling you to reinvest in your core business and operations (staffing, inventory, marketing/sales, etc.)
  • Accommodates all manufacturer and model preferences

*Please consult your tax advisor to determine the full tax implications of leasing equipment.

A cryostat is a device used in a wide variety of labs that maintains low cryogenic temperatures for devices, samples, and slides kept within it.

The method in which the low temperature inside the device is maintained can vary depending upon the make and model but often is done using a cryogenic fluid bath using liquid helium. This machine is tremendously helpful to many working within the science, engineering, and medicine fields, and doubly so for individuals performing tissue preparation in histology and pathology labs.

Cutting histological slides is the main function of a cryostat in the medical field. The device is used as a microtome, a tool used to slice samples extremely thinly, while also keeping the temperature at an exact level. Often appearing similar to an upright freezer, the machine is capable of having its temperature dialed-in to the specific point that the tissue requires, generally somewhere between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius.

The sectioned tissue can be as thin as 1 micrometer, as the micrometer’s cutting is extremely precise. This tissue is then mounted to a slide within the device and dried and stained as needed. While the utility the machine offers can seem simple, the convenience that it adds is undeniable.

Types, Benefits, & Cryostat Machine Cost

Bath Cryostats
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The bath style is often similarly designed to vacuum flasks that utilize liquid helium. This includes having a cold plate place in contact with the bath of liquid helium. The helium is replaced as it dissipates, this rate of boil-off is determined by the size, style, frequency of use, and other factors. The rapidity of the helium dissipating can be mitigated with the addition of vacuum shielding, or the device having super-insulated walls. Most modern iterations are designed to include the super insulator materials as they are the most effective.


Continuous-Flow Cryostats
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The continuous-flow models are cooled with liquid cryogens, almost exclusively liquid nitrogen or helium, from a storage dewar. Where the bath version has to manually refill the helium that dissipates, the boiled off cryogen is continually replenished in a steady flow from the dewar. The temperature controls of this type are done by controlling the rate at which the cryogen flows in addition to a heating wire that is part of a temperature control loop.


Closed-Cycle Cryostats
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A closed-cycle type is differentiated by having a chamber through which cold helium vapor is pumped. This is attached to an external refrigerator that works to extract the warmed helium exhaust vapor, and then cools and recycles it. This type consumes a large amount of electricity to operate but never needs to be refilled with helium.


Multistage Cryostats
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Sometimes it is necessary to have the cryostat be colder than liquid helium can accommodate. This is done by adding additional cooler stages to the device, often a 1-K pot which allows the temperature to get as low as 1K. The only way to get below 1K with this device is to use magnetic refrigeration, which can be accomplished by adding another stage as well.


Biological Microtome Cryostats
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These devices offer a wide variety of applications and come in many different types. Most of their applications boil-down to two different types of users: clinicians and researchers.

  • Clinical: If a surgeon needs a rapid intraoperative consultation, a cryostat can help get the immediate results needed by quickly, safely, and reliably slicing samples.
  • Research: Delaying critical research eventually hurts your bottom line. The utility and speed that a trusted cryostat can bring allow you to section more tissue and thus analyze more specimens in a single day.

Whatever your lab equipment needs, we can help. At Excedr, we can lease cryostats as well as electron microscopes, and our sales-leaseback option can help you free up your budget. Call (510) 982-6552 or fill out our contact form to get in touch with us.

We Offer Cryo Microtome Leases to Fit Every Need

Operating Lease

This off-balance sheet financing structure provides three options at the end of the term. The lessee has the option to return the equipment to the lessor, renew at a discounted rate, or purchase the instrument for the fair market value. Monthly payments are also 100% tax deductible which yields additional monetary savings.


If you recently bought equipment, Excedr can offer you cash for your device and convert your purchase into a long-term rental. This is called a sale-leaseback. If you’ve paid for equipment within the last ninety days, we can help you recoup your investment and allow you to make low monthly payments. This also frees up money in your budget rather than tying it down to a fixed asset.

Cryostat Manufacturers & Models on the Market
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Leica Biosystems:
CM3050 S, CM1950, CM1860, CM1860 U, CM1520, CM3600 XP, AgProtect, CryoZone

Thermo Fisher:
HM525 NX, HM525 NX UV, HN520, HM550, CryoStar NX50, CryoStar NX70

Hacker Instruments & Industries:
Bright OTF5000 Microtome Cryostat, Bright 2212, Bright 8250, Bright 9400, H/I Cryo-Histomat MK-2, H/I Freezing Microtome, Clinicut

Bright Instruments:
Starlet 2212 Cyostat

Tanner Scientific:
Semi Automatic Cryostat, TNR TN50, TN50, TN2085, TN9000

Tissue-Tek Cryo3 Flex Cryostat


SLEE Medical:

Histo-Line Laboratories:
MC5050, MC4000, MC5000, MC3000

MEDITE Cancer Diagnostic:

Amos Scientific:
AST 550 and AST 500

Cool-Cut Automatic and Cool-Cut Semi-automatic

Lupetec Tecnologia Aplicada:

SM Scientific Instruments:
Microtome SMI-3010


Hubei Taiva Medical Technology Co., Ltd.:
TL-820B, TL-820A, TL-820C, TL-820C/D

Lab-Kits, Lab instruments & Facilities:
SF-2950, SF-2850

and more!


Operating Capital Benefits

Operating Capital Benefits

Excedr's operating lease structure allows you to keep your business credit line open for expansions, staffing, and other operational expenses. Additionally, it strengthens the cash flow of your business and keeps cash reserves free for business development opportunities.

Effects on Credit

Effects on Credit

Leasing / renting provides you with non-dilutive financing and does not hinder your future borrowing ability. You're able to acquire the equipment you need without the baggage associated with traditional financing.

Used Equipment

Used Equipment

Unlike traditional financing and leasing companies, the Excedr program can accommodate refurbished/reconditioned equipment in addition to demo units. If you are looking for additional cost-savings, we recommend considering this option.

Speed of Approval

Speed of Approval

Excedr's program allows you to respond quickly as your need for equipment and technology arises. You can be approved with minimal documentation and have the equipment you need in operation and generating revenue for your business quickly.