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 debris is captured in a primary filter that is inside the cryostat and
downstream of the primary filter is a viral/ bacterial filter that
The cryostat remains spotless and substantially reduces the hazards
associated with frozen sectioning.
Please visit www.instrumedics.com for details.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 10:59 AM
Subject: Re: [Histonet] cryostat decontamination
> I recently attended Gloria Limetti's seminar at NSH about cryostat and
> microtome features. She is from the University of Pitssburgh. Attendees
> given an extensive spreadsheet listing which features were available on
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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.
> Dorothy Murphy Traczyk
> National Sales Manager
> Hacker Instruments & Industries Inc.
> PO Box 1176
> Winnsboro, SC 29180
> _www.hacker_ (http://www.hacker/) insruments.com
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