RE: [Histonet] Black paraffin and cassettes

From:"Kristen Broomall"

Take a cassette & color it with a Sharpie or slide pen. ;)

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Steven P
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2005 10:32 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Black paraffin and cassettes

Let me add a few points after touching base with the researcher.  There 
will be no tissue processed, nor labeling needed.  Just a plain paraffin 
block made.  This block will be used like a "cork board" but with paraffin 
instead to pin a tissue flat to the surface.  Odd request, but I have to 
ask. Thanks again for those who have answered, and thanks to all of you 
who are scratching your head, drinking your coffee and thinking about 
this.  TGIF

----- Forwarded by Steven P Postl/LAKE/PPRD/ABBOTT on 07/22/2005 09:24 AM 

Steven P Postl
07/21/2005 07:40 PM

        Subject:        Black paraffin and cassettes

A researcher is wondering (now so am I [I never heard this request 
before]) if any company sells black paraffin and black embedding 
cassettes?  No, this isn't a Gothic thing, a legitimate request.  Would it 
be possible to add something to paraffin to make it stay a black color and 
remain strong as our commercial paraffin products?  Thanks. 

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