Re: [Histonet] Anti roll plate on IEC plus cryotome, need help
The antiroll plate for this old IEC was probably developed for use with c
profile steel knives.
I suggest you take the plate off and learn to do frozen sections using a
sable brush, or some type of brush that works best for you. A very nice
tutorial on how to use brush technic is found at www.pathologyinnovations.com
Talk to a technical services person at Triangle Biomedical Systems (?)
(TBS) about a different or workable antiroll plate or before you spend the
money on a device that will be useless. TBS has a website and they sell IEC's.
Personally, we prefer no antiroll plate and do brush technic for 99% of our
cryostat work - it is faster, no readjustment of plates, etc.
At 02:02 PM 6/5/2006, you wrote:
>Hi, histonet friends,
>We have an old IEC plus cryotome. We changed to a disposable blade system.
>According to the IEC plus mannual, we adjust the anti roll plate. However,
>we tried couple sectioning, the section always curved and get folded. I
>used different crytome, for all of them, there is only small angle (or
>space) between blade holder and anti roll plate where secion go through,
>that section can not be folded after leave the block. However for IEC
>plus, it really has big angle according to their description. I think
>someone know what I am talking about if he used this model. Can someone
>share his experience on this? Also, we are going to change the anti roll
>plate, can someone kindly let us know which product will fit to this
>model. We appreciate very much.
>Ze Lu, Ph.D.,
>Optimum Therapeutics, LLC
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