microtomes disposable high profile blades


Hi Sarka,
      Our company is now called Leica Microsystems instead of Reichert -
Jung. The blades have a new catalogue number of 14818A00. These are a
coated blade which helps minimize compression without as much chilling of
the block. Please call if you have further questions.
Best regards,

Don Birgerson
Technical Assistance Center
Leica Microsystems
1-800-248-0123  ext 5918

Sarka Lhotak  on 11/13/2002 09:10:48 AM

Subject:    Microtome disposable high profile blades

Hello Netters,
 I work in a small research lab. I have been cutting paraffin
blocks happily for 4 years on my Reichert Autocut microtome using
Reichert-Jung high profile model 818 disposable blades. Now the large
reserve of these left by some long gone predecessor is getting low and I
am having trouble finding a replacement. We do not have the low profile
knife holder. I have been sent a trial blades 02123 MB-1000 from Surgipath
and H-DMB-AO Cat # 63062-01 from EM Sciences. Both of these cut poorly,
with considerable compression, nothing like our old blades.
 Could anyone help me? Which blades would be closest to our old
Thanks a lot,

Sarka Lhotak
Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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