[Histonet] Mounting media for Hacker coverslippers

HACKERLAB <@t> aol.com HACKERLAB <@t> aol.com
Thu Jan 22 16:57:24 CST 2004

Dear Histonetters;

In response to the exchange between Mary and Jo, please allow me to clarify 
what appears to be a confusing situation:

The coverslipper currently sold by TBS was never a Hacker product nor was it 
ever sold by Hacker. For a brief period TBS sold the RCM3660 which was 
previously distributed by Hacker. There is no indication that the mounting media used 
successfully in our units is compatible with the instrument TBS is now 

Thanks for your attention,

Elfi Hacker
HACKER Instruments & Industries Inc.

In reference to the mounting medium for the Hacker- Permount is toluene 
based. If you use xylene as a clearing agent, you should use a xylene based 
mounting medium. The toluene based one will dry out real quickly, and you will have 
coverslips popping off,and lots of extra work.

>>> "Mary Parker" <mparker <@t> epl-inc.com> 01/22/04 06:53AM >>>

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Mary Parker 
To: histonet-request <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu 
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 6:45 AM
Subject: Shur/Mount Coverslipper

If anyone has a newer model of this automatic coverslipper (formerly Hacker, 
now TBS), please tell me which mounting medium has worked best. I understand 
from the sales rep that we can not use Permount on this machine. Any comments?

Mary Parker, H.T., A.S.C.P.
Histology Manager
EPL, Inc.
P.O. Box 12766
RTP, N.C. 27709
(919) 998-9407

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