Precision brain punches and handle

These Precision Brain Punches allow for down to 250 μm diameter areas to be isolated out from the brain using the “Palkovits Punch” technique. Ideal for targeted removal of specific brain nuclei, tracts and other subdivisions. 

Each punch has an electropolished sharp end for smooth cuts and minimal tissue adhesion, with smaller tubes reinforced by an outer layer of concentric tubing except at the tip. A convenient handle improves aim and pressure and is shaped to minimise visual obstruction.

The tissue is expelled from the punch into the collection media via spring-loaded nylon expellers to avoid risk of contamination, where volume of the extracted tissue can be calculated with precision based on the punch diameter and frozen section thickness. 

Punch sizes:

  • Eight conveniently colour-coded punches of 0.25, 0.50, 0.75, 1.0, 1.25, 1.50, 1.75 and 2.00 (±5%) mm.
  • Punches can be ordered in sets or individually with or without a handle.
Code Title Size Handle Pack Size Availability Price Updated: 25-10-2021
TTP15114-5 Precision brain punches and handle Full set 0.25-1.25mm Yes Each 3 weeks AU $1,106.00
TTP15114-3 Precision brain punches and handle Full set 1.50-2.00mm Yes Each 3 weeks AU $869.00
TTP15112-25 Precision brain punches and handle 0.25mm No Each 3 weeks AU $233.00
TTP15113-25 Precision brain punches and handle 0.25mm Yes Each 3 weeks AU $394.00
TTP15112-50 Precision brain punches and handle 0.50mm No Each 3 weeks AU $244.00
TTP15113-50 Precision brain punches and handle 0.50mm Yes Each 3 weeks AU $394.00
TTP15112-75 Precision brain punches and handle 0.75mm No Each 3 weeks AU $233.00
TTP15113-75 Precision brain punches and handle 0.75mm Yes Each 3 weeks AU $394.00
TTP15112-100 Precision brain punches and handle 1.00mm No Each 3 weeks AU $244.00
TTP15113-100 Precision brain punches and handle 1.00mm Yes Each 3 weeks AU $394.00
TTP15112-125 Precision brain punches and handle 1.25mm No Each 3 weeks AU $233.00
TTP15113-125 Precision brain punches and handle 1.25mm Yes Each 3 weeks AU $394.00
TTP15112-150 Precision brain punches and handle 1.50mm No Each 3 weeks AU $233.00
TTP15113-150 Precision brain punches and handle 1.50mm Yes Each 3 weeks AU $394.00
TTP15112-175 Precision brain punches and handle 1.75mm No Each 3 weeks AU $233.00
TTP15113-175 Precision brain punches and handle 1.75mm Yes Each 3 weeks AU $394.00
TTP15112-200 Precision brain punches and handle 2.00mm No Each 3 weeks AU $233.00
TTP15113-200 Precision brain punches and handle 2.00mm Yes Each 3 weeks AU $394.00
TTP15114 Precision brain punches and handle Punch handle Yes Each 3 weeks AU $228.00
Code Title Size Handle Pack Size Availability Price
TTP15114-5 Precision brain punches and handle Full set 0.25-1.25mm Yes Each 3 weeks AU $1,106.00
TTP15114-3 Precision brain punches and handle Full set 1.50-2.00mm Yes Each 3 weeks AU $869.00
TTP15112-25 Precision brain punches and handle 0.25mm No Each 3 weeks AU $233.00
TTP15113-25 Precision brain punches and handle 0.25mm Yes Each 3 weeks AU $394.00
TTP15112-50 Precision brain punches and handle 0.50mm No Each 3 weeks AU $244.00
TTP15113-50 Precision brain punches and handle 0.50mm Yes Each 3 weeks AU $394.00
TTP15112-75 Precision brain punches and handle 0.75mm No Each 3 weeks AU $233.00
TTP15113-75 Precision brain punches and handle 0.75mm Yes Each 3 weeks AU $394.00
TTP15112-100 Precision brain punches and handle 1.00mm No Each 3 weeks AU $244.00
TTP15113-100 Precision brain punches and handle 1.00mm Yes Each 3 weeks AU $394.00
TTP15112-125 Precision brain punches and handle 1.25mm No Each 3 weeks AU $233.00
TTP15113-125 Precision brain punches and handle 1.25mm Yes Each 3 weeks AU $394.00
TTP15112-150 Precision brain punches and handle 1.50mm No Each 3 weeks AU $233.00
TTP15113-150 Precision brain punches and handle 1.50mm Yes Each 3 weeks AU $394.00
TTP15112-175 Precision brain punches and handle 1.75mm No Each 3 weeks AU $233.00
TTP15113-175 Precision brain punches and handle 1.75mm Yes Each 3 weeks AU $394.00
TTP15112-200 Precision brain punches and handle 2.00mm No Each 3 weeks AU $233.00
TTP15113-200 Precision brain punches and handle 2.00mm Yes Each 3 weeks AU $394.00
TTP15114 Precision brain punches and handle Punch handle Yes Each 3 weeks AU $228.00