[Histonet] Info on Cryojane

Elizabeth Chlipala liz <@t> premierlab.com
Thu Jun 2 12:22:40 CDT 2005


John Tarpley wrote a nice article in the Journal of Histotechnology
about undecalcifed bone sections and the tape transfer system.  I have
minimal experience but I found that the coated slides with the least
amount of adhesive worked the best (the 1X).  I would only expose the
slides once to the UV light and gently remove the tape starting at one
corner.  Patsy helped me out when I was first doing this.  I remember
her setting the angle of the knife holder different and I can't recall
what that was or what the temp was.  She will probably respond.  When I
was cutting human cortical bone I did get a few fracture marks, but I
think that this artifact is difficult to remove.  A nice sharp tungsten
carbide knife works also and when sectioning an even smooth motion is

Good Luck


Elizabeth A. Chlipala, BS, HTL(ASCP)QIHC
Premier Laboratory, LLC
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Boulder, Colorado 80308
Office: (303) 735-5001
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Subject: [Histonet] Info on Cryojane

If anyone is using the Cryojane tape transfer system for cutting
undecalcified bone for frozen sections, we would appreciate your imput.
What temperature do you cut bone at and does the tape transfer the
section of bone to the slide?

We are getting shattering of the bone on most sections and are really
some problems with the bubbles not rolling out. 

We are still in the testing process, but we would love to have any tips
anyone who has more experience on how to obtain the best sections.
we expect to see totally intact sections when cutting bone?  Also, what
freezing method have you found to be the best..Thanks in advance



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