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

The Vibratome(tm) 7500 Self Decontaminating Cryostat turns itself into a
dishwasher and jet sprays decontaminating fluids all over the inside of
the unit.  Initiate at the touch of a button, and in 3.5 hours it is
cold and ready to cut again.  No manual labor.  See the following link:


Charles W.  Scouten, Ph.D.
5918 Evergreen Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63134
Ph: 314 522 0300  
FAX  314 522 0377

-----Original Message-----
From: Paula Wilder [] 
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2003 12:09 PM

Hello everyone!

I was just looking over the CAP recommendations for routine
of the cryostat.  It suggests cleaning regularly with 70% alcohol and 
decontaminating with a tuberculoidal disinfectant weekly.  We do 
approximately 30-50 frozens weekly.  My question - would the 70% alcohol

need to be followed by acetone to prevent freezing?  Does anyone 
decontaminate their cryostats weekly - the older models would require an

excessive amount of work?  We have a Shandon model as a backup which
formalin for fumigation, so that would not pose such a problem.  Any
help in 
this would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks so much!
Paula Wilder
St. Joseph Medical Center
Towson, MD 21204

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