[Histonet] Embedding beads

Alan Taylor aj.taylor <@t> blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Jun 22 17:14:31 CDT 2012

Hi All

We use Hamma beads to identify individual embedders on a particular day. 
Hamma beads will be well known to parents and child carers as tiny tube like 
beads that can be made into many patterns and then ironed (by adults) to 
make colourful place mats etc for children.

Hamma beads come in a very wide range of colours, in bulk bags from any good 
toy or handicraft store. They are very cheap and they are clearly visible 
when placed in the corner of an embedding cassette when filling with wax.

We have a small staff in our lab so the colours we have chosen are readily 
identifiable to an individual who has embedded a particular block. I can 
strongly recommend them, we have used them for a number of years as a 
traceable guide to a particular block. Hope this is helpful to all of you 
who are embedding lots of blocks each day.

Best wishes to you all

Alan Taylor BSc(Hons), FRMS
Microtechnical Services
71 Sweetbrier Lane
Exeter. Devon. EX1 3AJ.UK

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Willis, Donna G." <Donna.Willis <@t> baylorhealth.edu>
To: <histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2012 3:58 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Embedding beads

Does anyone out in Histoland know of a vendor other that Mar Med to get 
small beads to put in cassettes to designate the person that embeds.


Donna Willis, HT/HTL (ASCP)
Histology Lab Manager
Baylor University Medical Center-Dallas
ph. 214-820-2465 office
ph. 214-725-6184 mobile
donna.willis <@t> baylorhealth.edu

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