Re: disinfection of Leica Cryostat

From:Vinnie Della Speranza

if you ask your Leica rep, they can provide you with the studies that were done to prove the effectiveness of Cryofect which may help convince your pathologist. I don't recall the specifics of the data to share here.

Vinnie Della Speranza
Manager for Anatomic Pathology Services
Medical University of South Carolina
165 Ashley Avenue  Suite 309
Charleston, SC 29425
Ph: 843-792-6353
fax: 843-792-8974

>>> Anissa Choi <> 07/05/02 02:31AM >>>

We just got a new Leica Cryostat. The company recommend spray disinfection
with Leica Cryofect. However, our pathologist is not
convinced that it is effective against TB. We decide to use formaldehyde
vapour by placing 30ml of 37% formaldehyde in the chamber overnight(with the
Cryostat switched off and lid closed ) I would like to know if this
procedure really does the work. Also, after the disinfection,
do we really need to remove the microtome to dry thoroughly before we
put it back in and turn the machine on?

Thanks in advance for your input !

Anissa Choi

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