Hydrosorb-X™

Water Absorbing Packets for Xylene & Xylene Substitutes

Works for both Manual and Automated Staining Setups

  • Extends life of your clearant solutions
  • Reduces disposal costs
  • Packets absorb water out of xylene and xylene substitutes
  • Color indicator notifies user when to change out packet
  • Multiple sizes to fit all dishes and containers

 

Product Options:

3 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches:
Part # STHXP-325-150 10/box $87.00
3 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches:
Part # STHXP-325-250 10/box $87.00
3 1/ 2 x 1 1/4 inches:
Part # STHXP-350-125 10/box $87.00
3 1/ 2 x 1 1/2 inches:
Part # STHXP-350-150 10/box $87.00
3 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches:
Part # STHXP-350-275 10/box $95.00
4 x 1 1/2 inches:
Part # STHXP-400-150 10/box $87.00
4 x 2 inches:
Part # STHXP-400-200 10/box $89.00
4 x 2 1/2 inches:
Part # STHXP-400-250 10/box $89.00
4 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches:
Part # STHXP-450-150 10/box $87.00
5 x 1 1/2 inches:
Part # STHXP-500-150 10/box $87.00
3 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches:
Part # STHXP-375-275 10/box $95.00
3 3/4 x 3 inches:
Part # STHXP-375-300 10/box $95.00
3 x 4 inches:
Part # STHXP-300-400 10/box $90.00
4 1/4 x 3 inches:
Part # STHXP-425-300 10/box $90.00
5 x 3 inches:
Part # STHXP-500-300 10/box $92.50
4 x 5 inches:
Part # STHXP-400-500 10/box $95.00
7 x 1 1/2 inches:
Part # STHXP-700-150 10/box $95.00

APPLICATION:

Newcomer Supply Hydrosorb-X™ water absorption packets are designed to eliminate water contamination in xylenes/xylene substitutes used in staining processes that can occur due to carry-over and/or high humidity environments.  Hydrosorb-X™ maintains high quality staining xylenes and ensures stains are not compromised from water contamination.

    • Extends life of clearing solutions and reduces disposal costs.
    • Multiple sizes available to fit most dishes and containers.
    • Color change indicator signals when to replace packet.
    • Effective for xylene and aliphatic hydrocarbons (xylene substitutes).
    • Compatible for both manual and automated staining set-ups.

 

HYDROSORB-X™  PROCEDURE:

    1. Individual Hydrosorb-X™ packets are double vacuum sealed to prevent moisture absorption from the air; keep sealed until use.
        1. See Procedure Note #1.
    2. Start with fresh xylene with each new Hydrosorb-X™ packet used.
    3. Use Hydrosorb-X™ in coverslipping dish to maintain clean xylene.
    4. Packet turns blue to pink when exhausted and ready to replace.
        1. See Procedure Note #2.
    5. For disposal, allow Hydrosorb-X™ packets to dry under ventilation hood and dispose with xylene waste.

 

For Xylenes/Xylene Substitutes in Manual Staining:

    1. Place one Hydrosorb-X™ packet in xylene dishes.
        1. Do not place in first xylene for deparaffinization.
        2. Do not place in first xylene after dehydration process.
    2. Remove Hydrosorb-X™ packets from containers prior to staining.
        1. See Procedure Notes #3 and #4.

 

For Xylenes/Xylene Substitutes on Automated Stainers:

    1. Hydrosorb-X™ packets are to be used in xylenes only when the automated stainer is not in operation.
    2. Place one Hydrosorb-X™ packet in xylene containers.
        1. Do not place in first xylene for deparaffinization.
        2. Do not place in first xylene for dehydration process.
    3. Remove Hydrosorb-X™ packets from containers prior to staining.
        1. See Procedure Notes #3 and #4.

 

PROCEDURE NOTES:

    1. Keep Hydrosorb-X™ packets in vacuum sealed bags or stored in xylene for maximum use. Extended air exposure reduces longevity.
    2. Exposing Hydrosorb-X™ packets to alcohol will inactivate the color change indicator.
    3. Hydrosorb-X™ packets left in containers during staining may dislodge or displace staining racks.
    4. Store removed packets in separate xylene/xylene substitute filled dish designated “storage only”. These packets can be placed back in xylenes when staining is completed.

 

REFERENCES:

    1. Dapson, Janet Crookham, and Richard W. Dapson. Hazardous Materials in the Histopathology Laboratory: Regulations, Risks, Handling and Disposal. 4th Battle Creek, MI: Anatech, 2005. 278.
    2. Modifications developed by Newcomer Supply Laboratory.