RE: Cryostat static

From:"Dawson, Glen"


I believe this is a common problem.  I experience it with my Microm Crystat
so I don't think your brand of cryostat has much to do with it.  It is more
likely due to your lab conditions ie. (is it to dry?).  I have heard of
people spraying STATIC GUARD (the product for clothes and such) all over to
help with the static but I wouldn't recommend spraying it into your
cryostat.  If you solve this one, let me know because I could use the info

Good Luck,

Glen Dawson  BS, HT & IHC (ASCP)
Lead IHC Technologist
Milwaukee, WI

-----Original Message-----
From: Amy Johnson []
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2001 10:58 AM
To: 'Histonet'
Subject: Cryostat static

Our pathology group has a LEICA CM1850 cryostat, My question to the histonet
is......Does anyone experience static electricity when trying to pick up
sections?  When we try to pick up the sections they will fly up to the slide
or off on their own.  We would like to know how to remedy this if there is
any. Thanks for your help
Amylin Johnson
Associates in Pathology
Wausau, WI

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