Re: [Histonet] Plastic Embedding Molds


You will get more cracking of the paraffin blocks occurring when using the
stainless steel base molds.

Best regards,


Mark Lewis
Product Specialist
Anatomical Pathology
Clinical Diagnostics
Thermo Electron Corporation
(412) 747-4013
(412) 788-1097

                      "Richard Hessler"                                                                               
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                      histonet-admin@lists.utsouth        Subject:  [Histonet] Plastic Embedding Molds                
                      12/16/2003 10:55 AM                                                                             

I would like advise about disposable plastic embedding molds. Was wondering
if any clinical labs had experienced problems with delays and uneven tissue
alignment due to static and slow heat transfer. Also, what advantages do
these have over traditional steel other than you don't clean them? As steel
basically has an unlimited lifespan, are the disposable molds really cost
effective in a clinical laboratory.


Richard B Hessler, MD
Chief, Section of Anatomic Pathology
Associate Professor of Pathology and Neurology
The Medical College of Georgia(See attached file: Richard Hessler.vcf)

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