Re: storage of tissues
Storing your tissue in 70% alcohol is the preferable way to store them.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Susan Bell"
To: "Rita Angel" ;
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 3:28 PM
Subject: Re: storage of tissues
> Do you have space for a ventilated cabinet? Then you can put the
> jars with formalin in there.
> At 1:41 PM -0400 9/25/02, Rita Angel wrote:
> >Hi all,
> >I have a question about storage of tissue that I hope someone can
> >help me with. Does anyone know how long animal tissues can be stored
> >in 70% ethanol without any damaging effects or hardening of tissues
> >(after they've been fixed)?
> >We normally don't keep our tissues in 70% ethanol any longer than a
> >few weeks, but we've been told we need to keep all of our formalin
> >under a fume hood, (even if they're in closed containers) which we
> >have very limited space for. These are tissues that we want to keep
> >long term; we dispose of unwanted tissue 30 days after we receive
> >them. If we could store them in ethanol, this would solve our
> >Thanks for all of your help in advance.
> >Please respond to my email address, since I just subscribed to the
> >histonet today.
> >Rita Angel
> Susan Bell
> Research Assistant
> Targeted Genetics Corporation
> 1100 Olive Way Suite 100
> Seattle WA 98101
> Phone: 206-521-4830
> Fax: 206-223-0288
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