[Histonet] Non Formalin fixatives

Gayle Callis gcallis <@t> montana.edu
Mon Dec 4 09:28:00 CST 2006

Why not consider purchasing recyclers for solvents and for formalin. People 
or labs using these like them and have reduced both the cost of collection, 
packaging and shipping wastes considerably. You still need to use absolute 
alcohols since recycling only produces alcohols to 95%.  Propar and 
Clearite 3 can be recyled also.   Check out the archives on recycling, 
there has been discussion on this many time.

At 02:31 PM 12/3/2006, you wrote:
>Hi all,
>I am trying to reduce the volume of formalin and solvent waste in my Lab. 
>Has anyone had experience and comments on non formalin fixatives? Also, I 
>have been able to use Aqua DePar from Biocare to deparaffinize my sections 
>for H&E, special stains and immunohistochemistry with great results but 
>would also like to try an H&E without alcohol differentiation and 
>dehydration. Does anyone know of a H&E procedure that does not use alcohol 
>after eosin?
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Gayle Callis
Research Histopathology Supervisor
Veterinary Molecular Biology
Montana State University - Bozeman
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Bozeman MT 59717-3610
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