RE: [Histonet] alternates to OCT embedding media

From:"Marshall Terry Dr, Consultant Histopathologist"

What is this stuff made from?
It always reminds me of wallpaper hanging gel - something like "Polycell" in England.

Dr Terry L Marshall, B.A.(Law), M.B.,Ch.B.,F.R.C.Path
 Consultant Pathologist
 Rotherham General Hospital
 South Yorkshire

-----Original Message-----
From: Robyn Vazquez []
Sent: 12 October 2004 15:58
Subject: Re: [Histonet] alternates to OCT embedding media

TBS makes a embedding media, but OCT is better.  If you are like me and
constantly using the media during surgery, TBS bottle is much harder to
squeeze, as in comparison to the OCT bottle.  And the quality of OCT is

>>> Kim Merriam  10/12/2004 7:44:17 AM >>>

Hello all,

I was wondering if anyone knew of alternates to OCT-brand
cryo-embedding media.  I know that there are other brands of the stuff,
but it is my understanding that they are all basically made out of the
same thing.  Does anyone know of any other media that is used to prepare
frozen blocks?

Kim Merriam
Cambridge, MA
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