[Histonet] Plastic sections
MSHERWOOD <@t> PARTNERS.ORG
Mon Apr 9 11:36:35 CDT 2007
I've never worked with JB-4, but soaking epon/epoxy blocks doesn't work as with
paraffin. What you need to play with is the hardner component of the mix.
I know that sometimes other epoxys are needed for certain procedures, but my
experience is with Epon 812, which I prefer. I am an electron microscopist, so
I work exclusively with plastic sections.
Lab Associate, Photopathology
Wellman Center for Photomedicine (W224)
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
617-724-4839 (voice mail)
msherwood <@t> partners.org
From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu]On Behalf Of Wurdak,
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2007 12:28 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Plastic sections
We are having trouble with the JB-4 embedding medium. No matter how
carefully we follow instructors provided by the vendor, EMS, our blocks turn
out to be too hard to section with sharp glass knives. Should we cut back
on the catalyst, soak the blocks or switch to a different embedding medium
Any help you can give me will be much appreciated.
Elizabeth Wurdak, PhD
Saint John¹s University
Collegeville, MN 56321
Tel: (320) 363-3177
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