Re: Display Case

From:Linda Jenkins

         I'm going out on a limb(pun intended) here and guess that you have 
a lot of beautiful ground sections with hip implants.  This is based on the 
fact that you work at Stryker Howmedica Osteonics.  Why not embed (in a 
clear resin such as methylmethacrylate) a halved hip implant containing 
surrounding bone and soft tissue in a large Rubbermaid container (must be 
done in layers of 1 inch or less).  Pop it out like an ice cube after it 
polymerizes and make it the foundation of the showcase.  This would be an 
impressive way to show biocompatibility.   Then, show large color glossy 
photos of bone labeled fluorescent slides.  How 'bout some image analysis 
graphs and photos?  Pictures of the equipment (i.e., Exakt saw and 
grinder,etc.).  Whole femur and ground, stained section side-by-side 
entitled "How do we get from here to here?".   As Vinnie says , now is the 
time to shine.  What you do is extremely challenging and the histology 
techniques you use are not ordinary or routine.
         Best wishes!

Linda Jenkins, HT
Clemson University
Dept. of Bioengineering
Clemson, SC 29634-0905

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