Re: Microwave Processing of Tissues

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From:"R.Wadley" <>
Date:Wed, 05 May 1999 12:44:48 +1000
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	Dear Gail,

At 02:39 PM 5/4/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Thoughts, feelings, comments on microwave processing of 
How safe is it? 
	? Do you mean what are your chances of being zapped?  About the same or
less than using the one you have at home.  Providing you don't actually put
explosive or very low boiling point stuff in there to sart with.
	If you want to heat formalin in a microwave it MUST be vented into a
fumehood for EG.
	Part of this question is tied to do you buy a scientific model or do you
pop down to the local electrical shop!  What ever you buy, try & get one
with a rotating plate & temperature control.
Does it save time? 
	Yes.  Once you have sorted out what settings/temperatures etc you would
like to use.  Just like any new method it takes longer while you sort out
how it works, then its a breeze.

	Recommended Reading:
	"The Microwave Cookbook for Microscopists"
	"The Microwave Toolbook"


	Hope this helps


	Rob W.
R. Wadley, B.App.Sc, M.L.S
Laboratory Manager
Cellular Analysis Facility
School of Microbiology & Immunology
UNSW, New South Wales, Australia, 2052
Ph (BH) 	+61 (2) 9385 3517
Ph (AH)	+61 (2) 9555 1239
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