Re: [Histonet] long term storage of specimens

From:"Janette Thurley"

Have you considered plastination?  The specimen is permanently inpregnated with a plastic.  This removes the need for storing in any solution.
Try contacting Anatomical Pathology at the University of Queensland for more details.  It has been done by Robbie Boyse on whole organs quite successfully.




Janette Thurley
Chief Scientist
Anatomical Pathology and Cytopathology
Queensland Health Pathology Service
janette_thurley@health.qld.gov.au

>>> Colleen Forster  4/01/05 9:10:01 >>>
Histonetters,

I have been asked to post a question:

A museum has tissue samples for teaching stored in 10% formalin. They 
are wondering what other solution they might be able to use that would 
be less toxic. This would take the place of the formalin for long term 
storage. I believe they take the samples out for demonstration so 
putting them in a plastic is not an option.

Any suggestions????

Colleen Forster
U of Mn
612-626-0436



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