You have all been very helpful. I am going to be trying Formula 83™, by CBG
Biotech and Clear Rite 3 by Richard Allan. I had many great suggestions,
but only want to do two evaluations, as like many of you I'm so busy with
The samples are on the way and I will post my findings, once I get to the
On 6/12/07, Molinari, Betsy wrote:
> Hi Rebecca,
> I changed from Xylene to Formula 83 for my stainer/coverslipper and I
> have had no problems. Definitely less fumes!
> Betsy Molinari HT (ASCP)
> Texas Heart Institute
> Cardiovascular Pathology
> 6770 Bertner Ave.
> Houston,TX 77030
> 832-355-6812 (fax)
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> Subject: [Histonet] Xylene Substitute
> I know this topic has been on here before, but of course I paid little
> attention as it wasn't on top of my busy list! And I rarely converse
> the histonet, but definately watch as the conversations move along.
> I work in a small research lab, but recently got a call from CBG Biotech
> try their xylene substitute, Formula 83 for free.
> I have only ever used xylene, but am fairly new to histologic procecures
> I am considering an alternative that is less toxic.
> Has anyone tried Formula 83 or have any other substitutes they can
> I will try my hardest to post the results of my testing so that everyone
> know. I think once I get the sample in I can test things fairly
> quickly. I
> would like to sample more than one though, just to have a comparisson.
> Rebecca Jones
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