Re: [Histonet] Xylene Substitute

From:"Rebecca Jones"



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
routine work!
The samples are on the way and I will post my findings, once I get to the
testing.
Thanks again,
Rebecca Jones


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
> 832-355-6524
> 832-355-6812 (fax)
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: histonet-bounces@lists.utsouthwestern.edu
> [mailto:histonet-bounces@lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Rebecca
> Jones
> Sent: Monday, June 11, 2007 10:41 AM
> To: Histonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu
> 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
> over
> 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
> to
> try their xylene substitute, Formula 83 for free.
>
> I have only ever used xylene, but am fairly new to histologic procecures
> so
> I am considering an alternative that is less toxic.
>
> Has anyone tried Formula 83 or have any other substitutes they can
> suggest.
>
>
> I will try my hardest to post the results of my testing so that everyone
> can
> 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.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Rebecca Jones
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