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Laboratory Chemicals and Equipment
Formaldehyde-Free Products

 
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Laboratory Chemicals and Equipment
Formaldehyde-Free Products
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Histo-Fix
 
Trend Scientific, Inc
(Division of Richard-Allan)
800-522-7270
 
  • Formalin-free fixative; aqueous mixture of pyrrolid-2-one, polyol, urea, and a zinc salt
     
  • Contains no mercury, though zinc may have environmental considerations
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Mirsky's Fixative
 
National Diagnostics
404-699-2121
http://www.nationaldiagnostics.com
 
  • Formaldehyde and glutaraldehyde free fixative composed of aldehydes
     
  • Need to purchase and combine fixative and buffer
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Prefer
 
Anatech Ltd.
800-ANATECH
http://www.anatechltdusa.com
 
  • Formalin-free fixative; active ingredient is glyoxal (a di-aldehyde) in water and ethanol
     
  • Drain disposal may be possible
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Shandon Glyo-FixxTM
 
Thermo Electron
(Acquired Shandon, Inc)
800-245-6212
http://www.thermo.com/
 
  • Formalin-free fixative; active ingredient is glyoxal (a di-aldehyde) in ethanol, methanol, and acetic acid
     
  • Drain disposal may be possible
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Uni-Fix(TM)
 
BBC Biochemical
800-635-4477
http://www.bbcus.com
 
  • Formalin-free fixative; active ingredient is glyoxal (a di-aldehyde). It is a substitute for 10% Neutral Buffered Formalin
     
  • Drain disposal may be possible
     
 
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Web site
Staining, histochemistry and histotechnology - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
 
These FAQs were compiled by J. A. Kiernan, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
 
Staining, histochemistry and histotechnology - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
 
These FAQs were compiled by J. A. Kiernan, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
 
 
Note: Information has been provided by the named vendors. The Sustainable Hospitals Project does not endorse any products or take responsibility for the accuracy of the information or for product performance. Contact vendors directly to purchase a product or to obtain more information. This table is a work-in-progress, and feedback may be sent by email to shp@uml.edu or by phone to 978-934-3386.
 

 
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