[Histonet] RE: disinfection of cryostat[Scanned]

Kemlo Rogerson Kemlo.Rogerson <@t> elht.nhs.uk
Wed Mar 2 01:50:11 CST 2005

Do bugs grow at minus 20?

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles Scouten [mailto:cwscouten <@t> myneurolab.com] 
Sent: 01 March 2005 20:04
To: Hopkins, Karen; histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: RE: [Histonet] RE: disinfection of cryostat[Scanned]

 Why disinfect the cryostat?  Let the durn thing disinfect itself.  IF you
have this requirement, you may want a self disinfecting cryostat.  See the


Charles W.  Scouten, Ph.D. 
5918 Evergreen Blvd. 
St. Louis, MO 63134 
Ph: 314 522 0300  
FAX  314 522 0377 
cwscouten <@t> myneurolab.com 

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Hopkins,
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2005 1:13 PM
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] RE: disinfection of cryostat

Does anyone have protocol for disinfection of a Reichert Jung cryostat that
would meet CAP requirements for disinfection and not involve removing the
microtome from the unit.  We would like to use our Reichert daily but it is
too involved to disinfect it weekly (bringing the unit to room temp,
removing the microtome etc...)   I like the Shandons method using
formaldehyde but do not know if I could get away with just wiping the
insides out with formaldehyde or not?   Please offer any advise you think
may help....

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