RE: Disinfecting The Cryostat?
Hi all. I am thumbing through an issue of Advance and see an ad for a self-decontaminating cryostat from a company called Vibratome.
1-800-729-4421 www.vibratome.com The model is the UltraPro 7500.
From: "Jones, Laura"
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2003 2:30 PM
To: "Histonet (E-mail)"
Subject: Disinfecting The Cryostat?
Apologies if this has been addressed before, but our internet has been taken
away, so we no longer have access to archives.
We are preparing for our upcoming CAP inspection. Regarding the question
about disinfection of the cryostat: Leica has told our lab manager that
cleaning with 100% ethanol is adequate. They also said that bleach should
not be used and that their product "Cryofect" cannot be sold in the US. Can
you please tell us, does cleaning with 100% ethanol really qualify as
"disinfecting"? If you have different procedures or suggestions, we'd
appreciate those as well. Thanks in advance!
Laura, Donna & Tina
Sharon Regional Health System
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