RE: [Histonet] automated paraffin embedding systems

From:"Bartlett, Jeanine (CDC/CCID/NCZVED)"

Slight correction.  The Xpress microwave tissue processor does not require a special type of cassette.  The AutoTEC does, and it can be used on the Xpress or in a traditional processor.  But the Xpress can use the same type of plastic cassette used in any traditional processor.

Jeanine Bartlett, BS, HT(ASCP)QIHC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Infectious Diseases Pathology Branch
1600 Clifton Road, MS/G-32
Atlanta, GA  30333
(404) 639-3590

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Rene J Buesa
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 12:04 PM
To: Lesley Bechtold; Histology Network
Subject: Re: [Histonet] automated paraffin embedding systems

This embedding instrument is manufactured by Sakura. It is not that the instrument orients the tissue, that is done when the tissues are placed in the cassette and held in place by a plastic frame that will be sectioned along with the tissue when the block is prepared. To function ideally it requires a special type of cassette and cassette holder (that is used alsao by the Sakura Xpress microwave tissue processor).
  René J.

Lesley Bechtold  wrote:

I've heard rumors that there are systems for doing automated paraffin embedding AND that they orient tissue correctly. Could someone (vendor, customer, anyone) please point me in the right direction?

Thank you!


Lesley S. Bechtold
Senior Manager, Histopathology & Microscopy Sciences The Jackson Laboratory 600 Main St.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

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