Re: Streck's whatever

T. Hacker asks: >>Strecke fixative. What is it, why is it, where is it?<<

This was discussed in 1997 on Histonet, according to information in my Fun 
Fixatives file - not updated since then.

Where is it?:

Streck Tissue Fixative (Streck Labs Inc., PO 37625, Omaha NE 68137-0625, 
(402) 691-7453).

What is it?:  

It contains Bronopol, which is 2-bromo-2-nitro-propanediol, and diazolidinyl 
urea, C7H14N4O7, with zinc sulfate and sodium citrate, and less than 0.1% 

This would appear to me to be a transport medium represented as a fixative. 

Why is it?:

Since it (almost) doesn't contain formaldehyde, it keeps the Herrn 
Inschpektors happy.

Bob Richmond
Samurai Pathologist
Knoxville TN

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