RE: Leica Cellsafe Biopsy Capsule

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From:Brown Alexander <>
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Date:Wed, 29 Sep 1999 11:36:00 +0100

Hi Richard,
	We use them routinely, for endoscopic bx, colposcopic bx,  and
prostatic needle biopsies. They're great !  much easier at blocking out than
unwrapping paper or gauze.  We even managed to convince the clinicians at
these clinics to put the specimens direct into the Cellsafes, so that when
they arrive at the lab they can just be transferred directly into the
processing cassette. It saves a fair bit of time.  We buy them direct from
Leica in bags of 1,000  but CellPath also supply them.
We also use the biopsy bags from Shandon ( a bit cheaper than the Cellsafes
), which are great for curretings and marrow aspirates. ( you can just pour
the contents of the container through the bag ). Hope this helps,
		Alex Brown
		Crosshouse Hospital
		Kilmarnock, Scotland.
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Subject: Leica Cellsafe Biopsy Capsule
Date: Tuesday, September 28, 1999 8:38PM

     Hi everyone,

     Has anyone had any experience using these Leica Cellsafe Biopsy
     Capsules?  They are capsules that are made from the mesh that the
     Histoscreens use, but instead of a whole cassette they are small
     capsules that can be placed into a regular cassette and retain very
     small tissues through processing.
     I have a sample package that has 5 capsules, and I would like to know
     if they sell these items in a larger quantity.
     Any Leica reps out there please write back.

     Richard Rodriguez
     Schering-Plough Research Institute
     Lafayette, NJ

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