Resin and formic acid decalcification

From:Chan Wai Kam

Hi all,

I'm currently using 30% formic acid with sodium citrate for
decalcification of rabbit bone which takes from 1 to 3 weeks to
complete.  I'm trying to look for a more rapid decalcifying solution
which would not affect staining results.  I came across mention of a
resin and formic acid decalcifying solution (Win-3000 RAF) from Winthrop
Lab in an old histology book which claims to be very rapid and superior
to just using formic acid alone.  Does anyone know where this resin can
be purchased, or is there any other better alternative?

Julee C
National University of Singapore

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