Diatome histo knife

<< Previous Message | Next Message >>
From:"Marshall, Sharon, Mrs" <marshall@anat.uct.ac.za> (by way of histonet)
To:histonet <histonet@magicnet.net>
Content-Type:text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

Hi fellow histonetters
I am looking into purchasing a Diatome histo knife but would like to
find out more about them. Is there anybody out there that uses one?
I would like to use it on our ultramicrotome for cutting Glycol
Methacrylate sections to be viewed for light microscopy only.
Apparently these knives can be used in microtomes with a retractable
specimen arm in the return phase as well. This is important to me as
eventually I would like to cut sections on an  ordinary as opposed to
an ultramicrotome. I am also not sure which type of microtome, i.e.
one with a retractable specimen arm in the return phase, to consider
buying when I do convert.
Sharon Marshall
Anatomy & Cell Biology
University of Cape Town

<< Previous Message | Next Message >>