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Rapid Techniques for Specimen Preparation

Rapid methods which facilitate the completion of fixation through polymerization of resin blocks in a few hours.

Refer to:

Hayat, M.A. and Giaquinta, R. (1970). Vapor fixation prior to fixation by immersion for electron microscopy. Proc. 7th Int. Cong. Electron Microsc., p.391. Grenoble, Soc. Francaise Microsc. Electronique, Paris.

Johannessen, J.V. (1973). Rapid processing of kidney biopsies for electron microscopy. Kid. Intern., 3:46• Rowden, G. and Lewis, M.G. (1974). Experience with a three-hour electron microscopy biopsy service. J. Cli. Pathol., 27:505

Bain, J.M. and Gove, D.W. (1971). Rapid preparation of plant tissues for electron microscopy. J. Microsc., 93:159

Takagi, I., Sato, T. and Yamada, K. (1979). A rapid method for embedding fractionated samples for electron microscopy. J. Electron Microsc., 28:316

Altman, L.G., Schneider, B.G. and Papermaster, D.S. (1984). Rapid embedding of tissues in Lowicryl K4M for immunoelectron microscopy. J. Histochem. Cytochem., 32:1217