Re: [Histonet] Tissue transport from processor to embedding station

From:Amy Porter

Maria - we also have a Tissue Tek II embedding station, however we have the holding reservoir that goes along with it - so we have the 3 separate sections for this instrument.  You might want to check into purchasing a used/reconditioned unit, the baskets from the VIP 2000 fit right into it.  It also has a chamber for warming your embedding molds if you are using stainless steel molds like we still are.  Good Luck!

Maria Christensen  wrote:Our research lab is doing histology on a limited budget, so we use 
reconditioned equipment to keep our costs down. We recently "moved 
up" to a VIP 2000, but use an old Tissue Tek II embedding center. 
My question is, how do I keep the tissue warm between the processor 
and the embedding station? I have the option of purchasing a 
paraffin pot (from an old Autotechnicon) and using that filled with 
paraffin to transport & keep the cassettes warm until the tissue is 
embedded. Are there any other suggestions? (My budget for this is 
approximately $500-1000, which makes the $200 pot a real 


Maria A. Christensen
Technical Associate
Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Creighton University School of Medicine
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178-0404

phone (402) 280-2678
FAX (402) 280-1875

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Amy S.Porter, HT(ASCP) 
Michigan State University 
Department of Physiology 
Division of Human Pathology 
College of Human Medicine

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