Re: Microwave processing

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Date:Fri, 9 Jul 1999 08:50:29 -0400
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     Is this microwave a whole system or is it an industrial version of the 
     kitchen microwave?  I would think the biggest differences will come 
     with what reagents you are using for processing?  Are you using 
     formaldehyde in the processor?  If you change to a different fixative 
     then you will see some difference in the tissues.
     Anatech published a good article in their Innovator on microwave 
     processing and recommended fixatives.  There are several H & E photos 
     in this brochure and they look very nice.
     Evanne Maher
     Zeiss Microm

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Subject: Microwave processing
Author:  Jim Hall <> at Internet
Date:    7/9/99 9:39 AM

Dear colleagues,
I am in the final stages of evaluating a microwave tissue processor and am 
awaiting our pathologists' comments on the morphology.  Does anyone have 
views on how sections from microwave processed tissues compare to sections 
produced by enclosed processors morphologically?  I would very much like to 
hear from anyone who has.
Referring to "The future of Histology" I can go back even further when we 
took delivery in the early 60's of a brand new Slee cryostat complete with 
rocker microtome and my Pathologist telling me that this was the future and 
that all sections examined by Pathologists would be frozen sections!!!
Best regards,
Jim Hall,
MDA Equipment Evaluator,
Department of Histopathology,
University College London Hospitals, 
Rockefeller Building,
University Street,
London, WC1E 6JJ.
Tel.No. 0171 209 6042
Fax 0171 387 3674

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