Re: [Histonet] Metal staining dishes for BSL3 facility

From:Gayle Callis

Dear Liz,

Shandon Complete Staining Assembly 117 is stainless steel dishes for 60 
slides and are very pricey. I did a search with Thermo Shandon as a key 
word.  I have not seen the 30 slide capacity for a long time, but 
Shandon-Lipshaw (many, many  names/mergers ago) had them.  We also have 
stainless steel pans, with high sides that look like bread pans (both small 
and large) and a slide rack for 20 slides fits in the smaller ones 
(sideways) and two of the 30 slide capacity or 60 slide capacity fits in 
the larger one.  You may find these as they were originally used to 
autoclave instruments, or whatever - as for a lid, one could devise 
something or cover with foil.

For our BSL3, staining dishes will never be taken out of the 
facility.  Consequently, the dishes purchased are chemically resistant 
dishes from Ted Pella.  Be sure to check if they really need to have 
autoclavable as long as the dishes are never brought out of BSL3 
containment.  If they keep this type of item inside the BSL3, then you 
should be able to buy regular staining dishes.

Good luck

Gayle Callis HTL, HT, MT(ASCP)
Research Histopathology Supervisor
Veterinary Molecular Biology
Montana State University
Bozeman MT 59717

At 11:50 AM 8/14/2007, you wrote:
>Hello All
>I'm posting this for a friend.  They are looking for a staining aparatus 
>that consists of metal staining dishes and racks for use in a BSL3 
>laboratory.  I have seen metal staining racks and lids to the glass 
>staining dishes but I have never seen metal staining dishes.  Is anyone 
>out there familar with a vendor that sells metal staining dishes or 
>staining dishes that can be autoclaved.  I suspect thats why they want the 
>metal.  On the other hand if there is anyone out there that works in a 
>BSL3 lab and has any suggestions as to what they use that would be great 
>Thanks in advance

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