Re: question on a paraffin product

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From:Jill Songer <> (by way of histonet)
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You are not alone in your craziness. I also use the Surgipath embedding
media and Paraplast on the processors.

At 05:02 PM 11/2/99 -0600, Sarah Christo wrote:
>Dear Gayle,
>   I use Sugipath embedding media routinely.  It was highly recommended by a
>rep from another company so I had to try it.  I do mix it with it with
>Peel-a-way to get more elasticity from it.  I cut a lot of gut and eye
>sections and they seem to flatten better that way.  Give it a try.  I still
>use paraplast on the processor to use a lower melting point.  I'm sure Russ
>would think I'm crazy.
>Sarah Christo, HT (ASCP)
>Texas A&M University
>College of Veterinary Medicine
>Dept. of Vet. Anatomy & Public Health
>Histology Laboratory
>College Station, TX  77868-4458
>phone (409) 845-3177
>fax (409) 847-8981
>>>> Gayle Callis <> 11/01 5:38 PM >>>
>Has anyone used the Surgipath embedding media (part of their two paraffin
>system- one for infiltration with less polymer, one for embedding with
>poymer) for infiltration.  I am about to embark on this, mainly since
>I have extra embedding media, a VIP processor with vacuum/pressure options,
>to aid in the infiltration.
>I can't think why it wouldn't work, may even improve sectioning.  Maybe
>someone from Surgipath will enter discussion.  Any comments!
>Gayle Callis

Jill Songer HT (ASCP)
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Virginia Tech

"To achieve all that is possible, we must attempt the impossible"

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