[Histonet] Cat Hematoxylin
Below is info I addressed to the histonet as well as Chuck Churukian.
There was some talk about CAT hematoxylin in the histonet, so I clarified the info. It was said that you and David developed it. The date was incorrect in my answer. I actually did the R&D in 2000 & released it in 2001.
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Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 09:11:35 -0800 (PST) From: "Akemi Allison-Tacha" Subject: CAT Hematoxylin To: Histonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu
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Hello & Happy New Year!
Regarding a histonet e-mail question about who developed CAT Hematoxylin. Here is the clarification. There were actually three histologists involved with the development. While I was working at Biocare, Chuck Churukian gave me the modification for Mayer's Hematoxylin, which i in turn made several modifications too. I also came up with the proprietary ingredient for stabalization & David Tacha from Biocare suggested the pH portion. Thus the CAT (Churukian-Allison-Tacha) I started my research in 2001 & officially released it in 2002 at the NSH meeting. David & I developed it to be used for IHC, H&E's & SS. I was the person who actually made-up the hematoxylin from A-Z. & learned alot about bulk manufacturing & pH.
Happy New Year,
Akemi Allison-Tacha, BS, HT(ASCP)HTL
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