Re: Bad Biopsy Cassettes

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From:Jennifer Saunders <>
To:Katie B <>
Date:Tue, 23 Mar 1999 17:20:47 -0700
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Just a thought that came to mind. Could you find someone who could make
some little metal inserts that would fit into regular cassettes? You could
clean these just like the metal lids and reuse them. We have had our wood
shop make handles for our staining racks among other "custom" things and
they always do a wonderful job.


Katie B wrote:

> 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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