Histomorphometric comparison after fixation with formaldheyde or glyoxal
In recent years, the use of alternative compounds to formaldehyde has grown, owing to the severe hazards associated with its use.
In the present paper, researchers from the University of Washington compared the morphological properties of biological samples fixed with formalin or with glyoxal. They conclude that glyoxal fixatives are suitable substitutes for structural and morphological evaluations. These data add up to our analyses of pathological samples fixed with our glyoxal-based product, GAF, that successfully and safely replaces toxic formalin-based fixatives.