Bad Biopsy Cassettes

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From:Katie B <>
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Date:Mon, 22 Mar 1999 14:08:09 -0800 (PST)
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I too have been having problems with biopsy cassettes not infiltrating
well.  I have been using Fisher's Tissue Path Microsette Biopsy
Cassettes and my histo lab informs me that sometimes they don't
infiltrate well and there are "floater" cassettes.  I only like this
kind of cassette because it has 6 little compartments in the cassette
which is great for keeping small mouse tissues organized and less
likely to flip over from the desired cut face.  The size of the
infiltration pores is irrelevant to me as the tissues are large enough
not to get lost.  Previously, I had been cutting little holes in
sponges to stabilize the tissues while using normal cassettes
(annoyingly time consuming!)

So my question is:  does any one know of a supplier of cassettes with
normal sized infiltration holes, but with these cute little
compartments inside? 
Catherine "Katie" Bresee Bennett
Laboratory for Experimental Pathology
Department of Veterinary Pathology
Michigan State University

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