Re: [Histonet] Formalin substitutes

From:Roger Moretz

Not really that surprised.  Getting pathologists to
change seems to be in the same league as Xerxes
telling the tide to stop.  We have done some work to
show that Prefer gives equivalent fixation for small
samples and might work on larger tissue
specimens...that is if anyone showed the least
interest.  It took over 3 months and pounding on doors
to even get the set of slides back!!!!  Then there's
the use of Bouins for testes; again we (altho' we were
just validating published data) that Modified
Davidson's is superior to Bouins for testes.  Any
change?  Nope.  We are all encouraged to be
innovative; to "Lead and Learn".  So much for team
work, etc.  

Roger Moretz PhD
BI Pharmaceuticals
Dept of Toxicology
Ridgefield CT

PS  This is just my current house of mossbacks.  I can
point to at least 2 previous lives with different

--- Rene J Buesa  wrote:

> Dear colleagues:
>   I have a question: besides BoonFix, GlyoFix,
> Histochoice, HistoFix, KryoFix, MicroFix,
>   Mirsky'sFixative, NeoFix, NoTox, OmniFix (II and
> 2000), Prefer, Preserve, SafeFix, StatFix,
>   STF (Streck Tissue Fixative), and UMFIX, which
> other formalin substitutes you know exist and/or
> have used?
>   Did you all know that formalin is still the fixing
> agent of choice for 81% of all histology labs
> (meaning the only 19% use substitutes)?
>   René J.
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