[Histonet] bone paraffin embedding

Mack, Sarah Sarah_Mack <@t> urmc.rochester.edu
Mon Nov 3 12:35:30 CST 2014

Hi Nicole,

There are various ways to fix bone. My lab generally fixes mouse hind limbs with 10% Neutral Buffered Formalin for 3 day with or without perfusion. The key to fixation is proper grossing and long enough time for fixative to penetrate tissue.

Please feel free to contact me with any other specific questions you may have.

Sarah Mack
University of Rochester Medical Center
Center for Musculoskeletal Research
Histology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Imaging Core
601 Elmwood Avenue
Box 665
Rochester, NY 14642


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Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:28:01 -0600
From: Nicole Cosenza <ncosenza <@t> siumed.edu>
Subject: [Histonet] bone paraffin embedding
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Our lab needs to paraffin embed and cut bone.  Is there a special
process for fixation of bone, or can it be harvested and dropped right
into NBF?

Nicole Cosenza
Research Technician
Institute for Plastic Surgery
SIU School of Medicine
Springfield, Il


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