[Histonet] Cryostat disposable blades

Fri Apr 8 09:35:30 CDT 2005

I've had lots of good results with Sturkey's Extremus **High-Profile** blades.
I've cut sections ranging in thicknesses from 6um-100um of human muscles
(mainly), whole mouse eyes, human lens, and whole mouse pups bones and all,
brain with dura. These blades have a super-hard coating which seems to prevent
them from dulling or getting scored as easily as Feather/Accu-Edge. They are the
thickest blades I've ever seen, and are thus very very stiff. **Note I use their
High Profile blades only -- Sturkey has had manufacturing and perhaps design
problems in the past with their LOW profile Extremus blades. Their High Profile
blades have always been outstanding around here. (But IMHO, for paraffin nothing
is as good as a fresh low profile Feather/Accu-Edge blade.)

Neuropathology Lab
Brigham & Women's Hospital

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Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 8:29 AM
To: Hallada, Teri; Histonet
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Cryostat disposable blades

We use Dura-Edge triple bevel from Source Medical or Dynamic Diagnostics.  Very
comparable to AccuEdge and cost effective.

"Hallada, Teri" <thallada <@t> noch.org> wrote:I have finally convinced our
pathologists to try disposable blades in the cryostat. I would like to hear from
the group about any favorite blades or any other helpful hints.
Teri Hallada BS MT CT (ASCP)
thallada <@t> noch.org

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