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

From:Amy Porter

Maria - reply to me (off list) if you want and supply me with your fax number and i can fax you pictures of what we have here.  It is a Thermal Console we have model #4585 from Miles/Sakura.  We also walk several feet to our embedding station and always have just placed our cassettes into the reservoir then let them sit for a few minutes to rewarm.  They usually do not get that cold in that short of a time span.

Maria Christensen  wrote:
Thanks to all who replied. To answer some of your questions, our 
processor and embedding center are in separate rooms now, but not far 
from each other (10-12 steps). Our concern was keeping the tissue 
warm so that we could embed quickly when needed without having to 
warm the tissue up. We thought of just transferring in a beaker of 
melted paraffin, but sometimes we can't get to all the cassettes 
right away, so the wax would begin to solidify. Unfortunately we 
don't have an oven in the lab where the embedding equipment is.

Our Tissue Tek II embedding station has a heated compartment for the 
molds, but no compartment for the cassettes. The manual mentions an 
infiltration process carrier, and a vacuum infiltrator, but these 
accessories did not come with our reconditioned equipment. I would 
like to know more about the holding reservoir that Amy Porter 
mentioned - part no., where purchased, etc. because if the basket 
from the VIP fits in it, that would be ideal.

Again, thanks for your ideas- I'm a firm believer in not reinventing the wheel!


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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