Re: using 100% as decontaminant in cryostat

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Linda Roggy at Greenville [which Greenville? Every southern state has one] 
Memorial Hospital refers to the use of "Cavicide" in disinfecting cryostats.

Please - when we're trying to define a procedure - using a trade name totally 
confuses the issue, not only for readers in other countries, but for readers 
who aren't familiar with the trade name being endorsed.

I thought "cavicide" was killing a guinea pig, but I find (using a search 
engine) that it's a trade name of Metrex Corporation. Unfortunately Metrex's 
server is down this morning.

Pleae, Linda Roggy, get out a bottle of Cavicide and read us the label so we 
know what you're talking about.

I was taught to disinfect a cryostat by cleaning it thoroughly and swabbing 
it out with liberal quantities of alcohol, but that was a long time ago.

Tim Morken, I'm glad to see you weighing in here - this is a situation where 
we all need the CDC's recommendations!

(That's the [federal] Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia - for 
our readers on Tristan da Cunha.)

Bob Richmond
Samurai Pathologist
Knoxville TN

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