Bone cement

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From:Gayle Callis <> (by way of histonet)
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Hopefully, members of NSH/Hard Tissue committee will come through on
handling a difficult problem.  Bone cements, when acrylic, are not
going to survive in PMMA embedding, will dissolve out.  I have seen
publications using EM embedding media or other epoxy resin type materials.
I believe Spurrs will also work, but it is an art to work with it.

It may be in your best interest to also do an online search via Medline,
etc to see what others are using.  My publication list is very limited on
bone cement/processing.  I believe Technovits is one embedding media
suitable for this.  I know Linda Jenkins and her group had a publication
in J Histotechnology within the last 5 years, and maybe her reference list
could also be of help from that article.

Good luck,
Gayle Callis

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