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HistoCool™ Tissue Cassette Cooling Trays

EMS Catalog #63314

HistoCool™, SmallIntroduction

These trays effectively aid in the cooling of tissue blocks.

They are filled with freezer gel that stays frozen longer, up to 6-8 hours. Simply refreeze at the end of each day.

Available in two sizes:
Small: 8.5 (L) x 8 (W) x 3 (H), Red, 20 cassette capacity
Large: 12.5 (L) x 8.25 (W) x 4 (H), Blue, 30 cassette capacity


HistoCool™ is designed to help keep ice frozen for longer periods of time, keeping you on schedule. It can usually be used for an entire shift before it needs to be re-frozen. Other features include

  • Lid further ensures ice longivity and also makes for stacking and storage ease
  • Thick wall design filled with liquid ice
  • Raised legs, designed to keep off working surface, help to minimize ice melting
  • Saves time – Fewer trips to the freezer throughout the day
  • Personal ID space on lid and base
  • Styrofoam sleeve adds insulation, and is a handy organizer for pens, pencils, tweezers & forceps

How to Use HistoCool™

Using a Solid Block of Ice

  1. Freeze base for 24 hours to thoroughly freeze liquid ice.
  2. Then fill base with 2 cups of water.
  3. Carefully place in freezer with lid on and let freeze overnight.
  4. Remove from freezer and use accordingly.

Using Crushed Ice

  1. Freeze base for 24 hours to thoroughly freeze liquid ice.
  2. Fill inside chamber base with the desired amount of crushed ice.
  3. Use accordingly.

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HistoCool™ Tissue Cassette Cooling Trays