RE: WHICH paraffin wax

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From:Alex Brown <AlexB@nayrshire.scot.nhs.uk>
To:Jim Almond <jaa@rshhis.demon.co.uk>
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Date:Tue, 18 May 1999 13:14:00 +0100
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Hi Jim,
	We routinely use Tissue Tek III wax from Bayer, with no bad
experiences. However we recently tried a sample of Shandon's Histoplast
which seemed equally as good. I would tend to side with Russ on this
one, in that I don't think it makes a lot of difference. As long as it's
'clean' .
	Incidently, Russ  -  you're not that old !   (  yet :)  )
		Regards,
			Alex Brown
			Crosshouse Hospital
			Kilmarnock, Scotland.
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From: Jim Almond
To: histonet@Pathology.swmed.edu
Subject: WHICH paraffin wax
Date: 17 May 1999 16:17

I would value the opinion of UK histonetters (and further afield if the
wax
is marketed in the UK) regarding paraffin waxes for "routine" tissue
embedding / microtomy. All experiences good or bad  would be
appreciated.
It would be interesting to see if there is a market leader or are we
using
a wide variety?
In the absence of your comments, I could remain blissfully unaware of
someones super product out there! The next issue is the thorny problem
of
whether to change?? Wax is one reagent to swear by, rather than swear
at!!

Thanks in anticipation
Jim
Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, UK
Royal Shrewsbury Hospitals NHS Trust
Histology Dept
Tel: +44 (0) 1743 261168  Fax: +44 (0) 1743 355963
Email: hist@rshhis.demon.co.uk



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