Elmer's glue

From:ANATECH LTD <email@anatechltdusa.com>

It always amazes me how the same thing keeps coming around and around and....

Nearly 20 years ago, when Elmer's glue was used by more than a few 
people as a section adhesive, there were many complaints of bacteria 
on the slides.  These were ultimately traced to the glue.  The 
manufacturer had never intended the product to be used for this 
purpose and thus had no interest in assuring users that it would be 

With the diversity of specially treated slides,commercial adhesives 
and textbook formulations, stick (pardon the pun) with something 
known and reliable, as John Kiernan has already advised.

Aqua-Net hairspray used to be the #1 cytology spray fixative for Pap 
smears.  Anyone remember the turmoil when its manufacturer changed 
the formula (more than once)?


Dick Dapson
Anatech Ltd.
1020 Harts Lake Road
Battle Creek, MI  49015
800-ANATECH (800-262-8324)
Web address:  anatechltdusa.com  

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