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The present invention provides reagents for use in an automated environment for removing or etching embedding media by exposing a biological sample to be stained in histochemical or cytochemical procedures without the dependence on organic solvents. The reagents comprise components optimized to facilitate removal or etching of the embedding media from the biological sample. The present invention also provides reagents for use in an automated environment for cell conditioning biological samples wherein the cells are predisposed for access by reagent molecules for histochemical and cytochemical staining procedures. The reagents comprise components optimized to facilitate molecular access to cells and cell constituents within the biological sample.

Title
Removal of embedding media from biological samples and cell conditioning on automated staining instruments
Application Number
9/721096
Publication Number
6855559 (B1)
Application Date
November 22, 2000
Publication Date
February 15, 2005
Inventor
Noemi Sebastiao
Tucson
AZ, US
Ethel R Macrea
Tucson
AZ, US
Kimberly Christensen
Tucson
AZ, US
Agent
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff
Assignee
Ventana Medical Systems
AZ, US
IPC
C09K 007/02
G01N 001/18
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