[Histonet] Paraffin

sgoebel <@t> mirnarx.com sgoebel <@t> mirnarx.com
Thu Jan 27 13:23:56 CST 2011

I have always liked paraplast.  It's good because you don't seem to have
as much tissue separation from the paraffin in the block.  It also seems
to hold up longer on the water bath to give sections a chance to
"de-wrinkle" themselves without having to pull so much with forceps.  It
also doesn't seem to be as oily as some other paraffins.
Just my two cents =)

Sarah Goebel, BA, HT(ASCP)
Mirna Therapeutics
2150 Woodward Street
Suite 100
Austin, Texas  78744
(512)901-0900 ext. 6912

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Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2011 1:07 PM
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Subject: [Histonet] Paraffin

HI all
Just wanted to get peoples opinion's on the paraffin you use for
processing animal tissues.  I am interested in why you use a particular
type, pros and cons. This query would apply to mouse and rat but I
would also be interested in other species specific information if you
have.  You do not have to provide vendor info and feel free to email me
off the net. If people are interested, I can compile and resend to the


Luis Chiriboga
Experimental Pathology Core Laboratory
New York University School of Medicine

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