Re: [Histonet] cryostat decontamination


Instrumedics' Cryo-Vac-Away  keeps the cryostat free of trimming debris. The 
debris is suctioned away as it is generated at the block face when you trim 
the block.
The debris is captured in a primary filter that is inside the cryostat and 
downstream of  the primary filter is a  viral/ bacterial filter that 
captures pathogens.

The cryostat remains spotless and substantially reduces the hazards 
associated with frozen sectioning.

Please visit for details.

----- Original Message ----- 
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 10:59 AM
Subject: Re: [Histonet] cryostat decontamination

> Greetings,
> I recently attended Gloria Limetti's seminar at NSH about cryostat and
> microtome features.  She is from the University of Pitssburgh.   Attendees 
> were
> given an extensive spreadsheet listing which features were  available on 
> which
> models.  In an effort not to come across as  non vendor specific, Gloria
> assigned all the companies letters.  Just  looking over the features, it's 
> fairly
> easy to decipher which company is  which.  I don't have my copy in front 
> of me
> now but I believe there are 7  models with various types of 
> decontamination
> systems offered.
> Hacker Instruments SL5000 is one of the units that is available with an
> automatic decontamination feature, perhaps Gloria will post the names of 
> the
> other companies.
> As for UV decontamination, it is my understanding the the UV light is only
> effective on the surfaces of the cryostat and microtome chamber where the 
> light
> actually comes into contact.  Nooks and cranies would still need to be
> wiped down manually.  As with Vinnie, I would be interested in reading  a 
> study or
> two on it's effectiveness in histology applications.
> Regards,
> Dorothy Murphy Traczyk
> National  Sales Manager
> Hacker Instruments & Industries Inc.
> PO Box  1176
> Winnsboro, SC 29180
> 1-800-442-2537
> _www.hacker_ (http://www.hacker/)

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