Re: [Histonet] alternates to OCT embedding media

From:"Mark Elliott"

We use Cryomatrix which comes from Shandon (we order it through
Fisher).  What is nice about it is you can get it in a gallon jug, which
is good for us because we use it quite a bit (inflate human lung samples
with it) and is a lot  chepaer then OCT.  If you have empty OCT bottles
you can just refill with Cryomatrix.  I think it may come in a smaller 
bottle (OCT size). It also used to come in different colours if you
wanted  to colour code things.  The dye didn't affect any of the
staining we did-washed out in processing of the slides.

W. Mark Elliott, PhD
Research Associate
James Hogg iCAPTURE Centre for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research
Room 166, St. Paul's Hospital
1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC
CAnada V6Z 1Y6

>>> 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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