RE: slicing rat tibia

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From:"Tarpley, John" <> (by way of histonet)
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Mike, We cut lengthwise sections of rat tibias using an IsoMet Low Speed
Diamond Saw from Buehler, however, we're not doing this for cultures so I
don't know if you could maintain sterile conditions. If you don't mind
occasional cracking of the bone I find you can do a pretty good job just
using single edged razor blades so you could use a new sterile blade for
each bone.

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> From: 	Mike Bromley[]
> Sent: 	Thursday, February 04, 1999 12:33 AM
> To: 	''
> Subject: 	slicing rat tibia
> Dear All,
> I have been asked by one of our research workers to think of a way of
> slicing rat tibia lengthways to expose the growth plate so that the
> bones can then be put into culture.  Does anyone have any ideas or
> know of any devices that would enable him to do this?
> Mike
> Michael Bromley PhD
> Histology Department
> Paterson Institute
> Wilmslow Road
> Manchester M20 9BX
> UK

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