RE: [Histonet] Clinical cryostat info needed

From:"Charles Scouten"

Vibratome company also offers a self decontaminating cryostat.  It used Peracetic acid, and works like a dishwasher to splash it everywhere, then rinse it away. 

Charles W.  Scouten, Ph.D. 
5918 Evergreen Blvd. 
St. Louis, MO 63134 
Ph: 314 522 0300 x 342
FAX  314 522 0377 

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Mickie Johnson
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2007 8:07 PM
To: 'Lesley Bechtold'; 'Histology Network'
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Clinical cryostat info needed

Hi Leslie,

The Leica 1850 UV has a UV light for decontamination. It is a great cryostat and easy to use. There are other brands out there some of which have decontamination capability. I'm sure Micron and Thermo/Shandon models do too. The Leica is the most ergonomic and the right height for the average person (5'2" to 5'10") with little stooping over. Use a 2.5 degree knife angle instead of 5 degrees it comes set at. Make sure the knife holder back plate screws and lower horizontal plate screws (also on the knife holder) are good and tight, when you first get it in. I have had chatter because of this a couple of times.  Their anti-roll plate when adjusted correctly is the bomb. I have converted several avid 'I only use a brush' individuals. I set up Mohs labs and train Mohs technicians every week and they love Leica!
Good Luck.


Mickie Johnson, B.S., HTL(ASCP)
Mohs Histology Consulting Services, LLC
  & Mohs Lab Staffing
2507 S. Manito Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99203
Web: &

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Lesley Bechtold
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2007 9:01 AM
To: Histology Network
Subject: [Histonet] Clinical cryostat info needed


	I need to provide information and approximate pricing for a clinical cryostat - one with a decontamination system.  I would welcome responses from vendors but any info on the best model out there - particularly any models that are user-friendly for a wide range of potential users - would be welcome.  Thank you


Lesley S. Bechtold
Senior Manager, Histopathology & Microscopy Sciences The Jackson Laboratory 600 Main St.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

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