RE: Rodent or primate brain matrices

From:"Charles W. Scouten, Ph.D."

Rodent Brain matrices may also be found at   under histology products on the marketplace menu.  We offer both plastic and metal versions.  One tip, score the surface with a razor blade to break membranes, then use a plastic monofilament, thinnest you can get, to actually do the cut. Like a cheese cutter, tissue does not stick to the blade and distort, and filament passes cleanly through.


Charles W.  Scouten, Ph.D.
5918 Evergreen Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63134
Ph: 314 522 0300  
FAX  314 522 0277

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From: [] 
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2002 9:11 AM
Subject: Rodent or primate brain matrices

My Path-o-logist has aked me to purchase and optimize a procedure using the little mold that hold a standard animal brain, with these little slots you can cut through certain parts of the brain(freehand) and then take those sectionjs and use for FFPA or frozens.  Looks like one of the boiled egg slicer type things.  Anyone in histoland have experience, an SOP, or a source regarding this?  This is new to this old histotech.  Thanks. 

Histology Supervisor, Human Genome Sciences, Inc 
Rockville, MD 20850 
301.610.5790 x3537 

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