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ISSN: 2157-7099

Journal of Cytology & Histology
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Research Article

A Novel Cold Boat (Cold Plate) Method to Overcome the Irregular Solidification of Paraffin Wax during the Time of Preparation of Blocks for Microtomy

Santhoshkumar R*, Santhosh R, Shibu B, Hareesh kumar H and Gayathri SS

Post Graduate Department and Research Center of Botany, Mahatma Gandhi College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

*Corresponding Author:
Santhoshkumar R
Post Graduate Department and Research Center of Botany
Mahatma Gandhi College
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Tel: 9495765921
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: December 13, 2013; Accepted Date: January 23, 2014; Published Date: January 25, 2014

Citation: Santhoshkumar R, Santhosh R, Shibu B, Hareesh kumar H, Gayathri SS (2014) A Novel Cold Boat (Cold Plate) Method to Overcome the Irregular Solidification of Paraffin Wax during the Time of Preparation of Blocks for Microtomy. J Cytol Histol S4:002. doi: 10.4172/2157-7099.S4-002

Copyright: © 2014 Santhoshkumar R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

Melted paraffin wax is widely used for the preparation block for anatomical sectioning. But very often the process encounters with irregular solidification. So the need for a modified procedure for block preparation in microtomy with an aim to control the irregular solidification of wax in a simple way is discussed here. For this purpose temperature controlling system was found to be successful. The temperature control system was developed based on a simple way, for this purpose a paper boat was prepared and a layer of paraffin wax was coated to the paper-boat. This help to control the entering of water to the paper-boat. Then the boat fixed in the tray with cold water. After this, the molted wax poured to the boat and it help to form the basal layer of the wax, following this, the material fixed in the basal layer and again added molted wax to the sample to create the upper layer. The cooling system helped to the solidification starts from the basal portion to the upper level at a controlled state.

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