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Decalcification of Bone Marrows
While mineral acids offer a faster decalcification rate, their protocols are more time/temperature sensitive and processed specimens are not optimal for molecular studies. A recent report demonstrates that in this case, recovery of nucleic acids is dramatically reduced.
For this reason, Milestone favors the use of either formic acid or EDTA as “soft” decalcifiers, as they are more suitable for molecular studies. Longer decalcification times are reduced by the optimized agitation and temperature management featured in the BoneSTATION.
Any bone tissue, any solution.
Closed vessels and fume condensation covers.
Standard and documented procedure.
30 bone marrows can be fixed and decalcified in the morning run.
No down time for maintenance or cleaning.
The USB port enables you to update the software and the download event logs.