folk. I don't know about you, but with no standard and
absolute authority in the world of Plastic(MMA), Ground Histology,
Implanted tissue or bone tissue, why not we work together to compile contact
info and or share processing & staining methods, so we can improve
the world of plastic and rid ourselves from obvious blinded problematic
We can start by
identifying the so call experts in the field by responding to this
blocks would suffice to include years in Plastic Histology, specialty e.g.
Ground vs. Microm, MMA vs. Kits vs GMA, bone vs implants etc, tel number,
I will be willing
to do a spread sheet and send it to everyone in this arena or who
responds. We can keep this as a reference and seek among ourselves
expert advice and hopefully provide key information.
I'll start by
Ian R. Bernard
SSgt, USAF, AAS, HT(ASCP)
Laboratory(I manage, and do bench work as well)
Lackland AFB, San
Antonio, Tx 78236
I've been in
Routine Histology for 9 years
I've been doing
Plastics for 2.5 years
We specialize in
Ground Histology using the EXAKT system.
We use MMA
methods. Tissue for Plastic are typically bone, implanted tissue e.g.
jaws, eyes, arteries, stints and other titanium metals
We have the
ability to cut Plastics on a Microtome with the Microm w Tungsten Carbide
We are second in
DOD(all military) with EXAKT capability
Our facility id
the largest Air Force Research Facility.
Contributed on two
articles for Journals in Research so far.
in need of help with specials & Routine Histochemical staining
methods and processing methods as well (techniques, conditions