Dear Kim et al,
I spent a good part of today looking for disposable "chucks", specimen
object disks aka discs, etc, etc! All I found were these items under many
different names , always metal, in different sizes and designs for specific
for some cryostats. So much for industry standards, but I do still refer to
them as chucks, long recycled from paraffin to cryostat use.
I would be very interested if there is a company that makes disposable
cryostat disks too. So far no show for the disposable items. We have found
all metal disks without the O ring to be best for disinfection as the O ring
is eventually eaten by chemicals. The ones I really like are the
rectangular design with waffle weave, with a stem that fits into my beloved
cryostats, and perfect for larger frozen blocks.
Gayle M Callis
----- Original Message -----
From: "joelle weaver"
Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2008 5:26 PM
Subject: RE: [Histonet] cryostat block holders
Most people call them "chucks"- but I have seen them called "object holders"
in vendor catalogs...
> Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2008 13:26:31 -0700> From: firstname.lastname@example.org> To:
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> [Histonet] cryostat block holders> CC: > > Chucks.> René J.> > --- On Thu,
> 8/7/08, Kim Merriam wrote:> > From: Kim Merriam
> > Subject: [Histonet] cryostat block holders> To:
> "Histonet" > Date: Thursday, August 7,
> 2008, 12:36 PM> > Hi everyone,> I want to order some disposable cryostat
> block holders (the round things that> you attach your block to). I don't
> know what they are officially called,> so I am having trouble searching
> for them. Does anyone know what they are> called and if anyone sells
> plastic ones?> Thanks,> Kim> Kim Merriam, MA, HT(ASCP)> Cambridge, MA> >
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