[Histonet] (no subject)

Jackie O'Connor b427297 <@t> aol.com
Tue Sep 4 10:21:25 CDT 2012

We use Kapak bags which are sealed with a heat sealer.  Our tissues are preserved for 15 years in this manner, with no leaks.  I recently had to process some retrieved tissues which had been in storage for 14 years - they were great, and the quality of the tissues was no different than if the tissues had been taken the day after necropsy.  Kapak bags are available through VWR in many different sizes.  The heat sealer is about $1000.
Jackie O'

-----Original Message-----
From: Lynette Pavelich <LPaveli1 <@t> hurleymc.com>
To: Bernadette del Rosario <badzrosari <@t> yahoo.com>; histonet <histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
Sent: Mon, Sep 3, 2012 7:27 pm
Subject: RE: [Histonet] (no subject)

Some years ago, our morgue stored stock tissues in sealed bags. These were 
actually the stronger plastic bags that are heat-sealed closed (much thicker 
plastic than the style of bags you were speaking of).  After some time, (~2-3 
yrs), the seams of the bags weakened and leaked all over, especially if they 
were stored piled on top of each other.  It was disappointing as we were running 
out of room too. 
Additionally, we have found that  plastic containers that are stored one on top 
of another, the weight of the top container will finally crack the lid below and 
the NBF evaporates. 
I also would like to hear what others are doing for successful long termed 
preservation of tissues besides using glass jars!


From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] 
on behalf of Bernadette del Rosario [badzrosari <@t> yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, September 03, 2012 8:19 AM
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] (no subject)

Hi histoland..Anyone using resealable bags for storing their tissue samples 
after grossing??Coz i need a bit space for our small lab instead of storing it 
in the same container after it has been gross.Good space and easy to dispose 
later on...How and where can i order it??Any supplier???Tanx...
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