Re: coverslipping film

From:Aidan Schurr <>

Hi Connie,

This is an issue with the older tape - apparently Sakura have now fixed this... although that doesn't help the old slides.  We have just switched to Klinipath tape (at least on a trial basis).  It is cheaper and (supposedly) sitckier.  If you have any old irreplaceable slides where the tape has taken or is taking the tissue with it, cut through the tape (around the tissue) with a scalpel, and coverslip with a traditional glass coverslip and DPX.  Instant recovery mechanism!!

Best of luck


aidan schurr
section head, histology
hutt valley district health board
lower hutt
new zealand
++64 4 570 9173

>>> "Connie P." <> 3:41:26 p.m. Friday, 8 June 2001 >>>
I'm in need of some imput from Histology folks who use automatic
coverslipping machines. Ours is a Sakura model, using their brand of film.
After using this unit for 10 years, we have begun to observe that the film
is lifting off slides more than 5 years old. In some cases the film takes
the tissue off with it. On many slides the only thing holding the film onto
the slide is the original label we put on. It's a huge issue for us, as we
do about 123,000 slides per year.
If anyone is seeing this with their unit and old slides, please respond.

Connie Probert, HTL (ASCP)
Operations Coordinator
Histology Lab

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