Re: Conventional Pressure Cooker

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From:Chappell Joyce <>
To:Cell Marque Corporation <>,
Date:Mon, 15 Mar 1999 15:03:47 -0600
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It is cheaper to buy this at your local Wal-Mart. It seams that if it has
anything to do with the medical field you will be charged more than double.
It is also better to use a vegetable steamer, it is easier on your tissue
and you get better results!!
Michelle Powell HT (ASCP)
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From: Cell Marque Corporation <>
To: <>
Date: Monday, March 08, 1999 5:10 PM
Subject: Conventional Pressure Cooker

>Dear Histonetters:
>Cell Marque is planning to offer the presure cooker which Don Luke spoke of
>(just in case you have any difficulty in contacting the manufacturer
>directly.)  Our company is a huge proponent of conventional pressure
>cookers for pretreating tissue. They are consistent, easy to use, and will
>work the same way in your lab as they do in ours (contrast to most
>microwaves).  This last point is important because it allows us to
>recommend a specific protocol.
>Also, in those instances where you have to unmask especially over-fixed
>tissue, this method does not produce that "over-cooked" tissue problem that
>so many labs seem to encounter with microwaveable pressure cookers.
>The conventional pressure cooker is a great choice whatever HIER reagent
>you elect to use. I will be happy to discuss the many options that are out
>Best regards,
>Paul Ardi
>Cell Marque Corp.
>Austin, Texas

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