Re: troublesome tissues

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Date:Mon, 08 Mar 1999 10:31:52 -0500 (EST)
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In a message dated 3/8/99 2:02:30 PM, wrote:

<<Hi everyone,
	I am trying to fix, process, and section breast and uterine tissue.  
Although the uterus was fixed
in 10% NBF for several days, it still appeared to have areas that were poorly 
fixed.  The processing
schedules that I have been using are 12 hours long, and do not seem to be 
effective, especially
on the breast tissue.  Does anyone have any advice they wouldn't mind sharing?
I have not been able
to find anything in our laboratory's textbooks.
Thanks in advance,
Tami Lee>>

We manufacture a product called Dissect AidŽ which might be of help to you.
Dissect Aid is a special fixative for fatty tissue. It turns lymph nodes white
in the surrounding tissue mass making them simple to find. Since Dissect Aid
fixes and dehydrates simultaneously, it will also firm up fatty tissue making
it easier to handle. Paraffin infiltration is and complete and problem free.
Routine H & E and special stains, including immunoperoxidase, work well with
tissues fixed in Dissect Aid. 

Please feel free to call me at  1-800-428-5856 for a free sample.  Or, for
more information about Dissect Aid from the internet, you can go to 

Cliff Berger
Decal Chemical Corp
PO Box 236
Congers, NY 10920

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