RE: Trimming around edge of cassettes

From:"Yaskovich, Ruth A (NIH/NIDCR)"

You can do the exact same thing that the Shandon machine does on your
embedding center.
Ruth Yaskovich

-----Original Message-----
From: John Auld [mailto:John.Auld@whnt.nhs.uk] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 3:49 AM
To: HistoNet Server
Subject: Re: Trimming around edge of cassettes


Ian

I was going say that Shandon had a new toy for this, although at cú500 I
think its a pricey toy (tightfisted Scot). But others have beat me to it.

As an aside there may be a risk of needle stick type injury (cut) from
microtomy, does anyone know of a method for cutting sections that will
eliminate this risk. Please don't take offence, I guesss this came from a
H&S type person. It's just that knives and other sharp objects are used in
Histo and have been safely for many tasks over many years. I have known
people to get cut when sectioning, coverslipping and other tasks but in
over 30 years (oh my god) never have I seen or heard of someone getting cut
when trimming cassettes.

Getting old and more cynical

John

Date: 5 Aug 2003 10:39:21 -0500
From: "ian clarke" 
Subject: Re trimming round edge of cassette

Hi all,
Iam looking to see what techniques people use to remove the excess wax from
around the cassette after embedding and before trimming.We use at present a
blunted scalpel  but we have been told there may be a risk from needle
stick
type injury.
Thanks to all in advance
Ian Clarke
Histopathology/Cytopathology
CAH





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