Re: [Histonet] A wonderful article on bone samples and a SAFE bone saw!
Dear Gayle & HistoNetters
I have worked extensively with the Mar-Med bone saw and it is every
bit as good as the article claims. The website is
At 12:15 PM -0700 3/26/04, Gayle Callis wrote:
>CAP Today, March 2004 had a delightful, informative article on handling
>bone samples/calcified tissues. The key info was a bone band saw,
>relatively inexpensive at approx $810, Mar-Med Bone Band Saw, with diamond
>blade, water cooled to eliminate bone dust (no aerosol!) and blade will not
>amputate users fingers. Author pressed his gloved finger against the saw
>blade without breaking skin!
>It is the size of a microscope, quiet, cuts very thin slices, easy to
>clean, change blade, and a selection of saw blades (probably fine to
>coarse) - a dream saw for clinical/veterinary labs in need of a useful,
>safe instrument to obtain a sample suitable for fixation,
>Mar-Med Inc, PO Box 361201, Cleveland OH 44136, 440-572-5175. Sorry, no
>The article was filled with clever inexpensive ways/tools to hold bone
>samples during slicing plus other hints on handling difficult bone samples.
> Dr. Haber, author, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org - he might
>forward a copy of this publication IF you do not get CAP Today.
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