[Histonet] Flame substitute for embedding

Mark Frei Mark.Frei <@t> sial.com
Wed Dec 3 12:55:16 CST 2008

This sounds like a similar problem we had in Microbiology decades ago when 
we had to stop using open flame for sterilizing our wire inoculating loops 
when streaking Petri plates.  Most micro labs now use electric sterilizers 
which consists of a tightly wound heating coil that the wire loop is 
placed in.  I am not familiar with the amount of paraffin carry-over or 
the hazards/company warranty issues in using this type of equipment for 
this purpose, but it might be worth an investigation.
Mark Frei MT(ASCP)
Hematology & Histology 
3050 Spruce Street / Saint Louis, MO, 63103 / USA 
P: (800) 771-5765, x4164 / Direct: (314) 286-8080 

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