Storage and hydration of anatomical specimens

Quentin A. Fogg, Catherine Boyd, Gordon Reford

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The storage and hydration of anatomical specimens is addressed in many different ways. Traditional approaches include immersion in embalming fluid and wrapping in cloth moistened with similar fluids.These approaches present negative issues with respect to modern health and safety objectives as well as maintaining tissue quality over long periods of time. An alternative approach that counters these concerns is presented. This approach is built upon the principle of creating a humid chamber around the donor or specimen, thus enabling fluid circulation/aeration in confined space. This was demonstrated to improve working conditions and maintain specimen quality throughout a variety of uses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-30
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Institute of Anatomical Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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