RE: *#@!sticking base molds HELP!

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From:"Kopczynski, Charlotte" <>
To:"'Kelly Pruitt'" <>,

we use a mold release concentrate made by tissue tek (cat. # 4141) purchased
through allegiance scientific products.  it is diluted in 95% alcohol and
after washing the molds we soak them in the mold release solution and then
dry before using.  the release agent can be purchased as a non-aerosol
spray.  cat# M7316.  however, it must be used with adequate ventilation if
you are spraying it.  my techs prefer the solution.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Kelly Pruitt []
> Sent:	Wednesday, April 26, 2000 10:32 AM
> To:
> Subject:	*#@!sticking base molds  HELP!
> Hi Histoland!  I need help. 
> What can I do to keep my base molds from sticking to my blocks?  We clean
> them in xylene and then soap and water.  We air dry them.  We treat/spray
> them while they are clean with Histo Prep after they have air dried.  I
> give them a good coating when I use the Histo Prep.  The larger molds are
> usually good for one use.  On the biopsy molds, they stick every time.  It
> doesn't matter what I do.  
> We have bought some of the plastic disposable molds, but they slow
> embedding down for me.  
> Does anyone have a clue what the problem is?  Does anyone know what I can
> do?  Please help!
> Kelly S. Pruitt, HT (ASCP)
> Texas A&M University
> College of Veterinary Medicine
> Dept. of Veterinary Anatomy & Public Health
> Histology Laboratory
> College Station, Texas 77868-4458
> phone: 409-845-3177
> fax: 409-847-8981

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