Embedding Cassettes

Embedding cassettes are disposable plastic tissues cassettes that are made of polymers of high densities to process, store and embed tissue samples. They are used to study the tissues of human beings and utilized by those studying and taking part in pathology. Samples of tissues from a human’s body are used to study diseases and the impact that the disease may have had on another’s body. Surgeons and radiologists can use these tapes to take a tissue sample from a live person to analyze and determine the presence (and extent) of a disease in that person.

The tapes ensure that the tissues are safe and unaffected by its surroundings so that they can be studied and analyzed by scientists, doctors and pathologists. They are also used by agencies involved in crime investigation for analyses of how the victim was affected or to get a DNA sample of the criminal who may have had some sort of physical interaction with the victim. The tapes have a number of advantages and are used by people involved in the various fields of science. These tapes are resistant to the chemical reactions of those solvents which occur due to the existence of microscopic tissues of plants and animals and so, are ideal for storing and embedding tissue samples. Disposable base molds are available which fit these tapes snugly- they are inexpensive, yet strong and can be discarded safely after they are used. These cassettes come in a number of colors.

Embedding cassettes can be covered by stainless steel covers which, as the name suggests, are made of stainless steel and come with a hole, or a number of holes, and a slot allowing fluid exchange and drainage. These covers are made in such a way so that the top of the tape can snap over the top of the tape so that the specimen inside the tape is safe and can be used for sample processing in a consistent manner. Histology cassettes (also available in a range of colors) that are made of high density polymers come with a number of slots (allowing drainage of fluids and exchange of fluids as well) and are resistant to chemical solvents which ensure that the specimen is safe as they come with micro-locks.

Biopsy foam pads made of polyester foams allow solvent flow due to the presence of air pockets. This also prevents small and minute tissue samples from lost as they can be put in between the pads and placed in the cassettes.

Write-on markers can be used to help distinguish tapes from one another which would make a scientist’s (or whosoever is using the tapes) job much easier.
In conclusion, embedding tapes are advantageous and have many uses. Scientists and doctors use them to store and study tissue samples derived from a human being so that they can come up with ways to cure and eradicate a disease in the near future. Furthermore, agencies involved in the investigation of crime scenes can study and analyze the effect of a certain substance that may have been used on a victim (such as chloroform or other chemicals) to affect him/her mentally and physically. The features of the tapes allow them to store these samples safely for analysis and so, they are important in the field of research and development as well. Without these tapes the tissue samples derived from a person would be affected by its surroundings and it would be difficult to store the specimen and that would make it difficult for pathologists, scientists, doctors, radiologists, police departments and detectives to study human tissues and the impact of diseases and chemicals on a person/victim.

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