RE: [Histonet] Paraffin cleaning product

From:"McGovern, Kevin"

I don't know if they sell it in Europe, but Goo-Gone does a great job on paraffin, is easy to find, inexpensive, and smells like oranges!

Kevin S. McGovern, BMETII
Good Samaritan Hospital
Clinical Engineering Dept.
10 East 31st Street
Kearney, NE 68836
Phone: (308) 865-7051
Fax:      (308) 865-2914
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-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Bartlett,
Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2006 12:37 PM
To: ana.merino-trigo;
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Paraffin cleaning product

I like Para/Gard from TBS...I think VWR also sells it.  Fisher has a
similar product called Parapel, but I have not tried it. 

Jeanine Bartlett, HT(ASCP)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road, MS/G-32
Atlanta, GA  30333
(404) 639-3590

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2006 1:23 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Paraffin cleaning product


I was wondering if anyone could suggest me a product to clean residues
of paraffin in microtome, bench, tools... When working in Europe I was
using a product "SafeSolv" from Labonord. In my actual lab at San Diego,
they cannot order from this company and I'm not aware about products
that I could find here. I search on the web "safesolv" and it comes
several things, one is this link, could you please let me know if
any of this products will do the job? I could use xylen to clean but
microtome it's not on the hood to be using xylen and I don't have a easy
access to a hood for this purpose. 

Thanks a lot, 


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