X-Clear Solution (Xylene Replacement)
After 7 years of formulating and testing, we have completed the first, non-toxic solvent that directly replaces Xylene, whilst providing premium quality. Based on decades of experience working in clinical, diagnostic and research laboratories, we understood the urgency of a replacement for Xylene and its toxic effect on end users.
Xylene is an aromatic hydrocarbon known for its wide usage in tissue processing, staining and cover slipping in the histology laboratory. The hazards of xylene are well documented, making it a potential occupational hazard for the histopathological technicians. As every other profession became cautious of the occupational hazards, the very speciality that identifies the illnesses became one of the last to become aware and remedy its own hazards. This review article aims to discuss the toxicity of xylene and safety measures to counteract the hazards and enlists the pros and cons of using various substitutes that claim to be much safer, better and faster.
We have neutralised the vapour effect of the hydrocarbons and increased the clarity by adjusting the buffer at the right viscosity. This allows the lab technicians and scientific researchers to perform their applications with zero toxic effect, whilst maintaining a high standard of processing.
Because of the types of raw materials used to produce the X-Clear, the cost of AR Grade X-Clear becomes significantly less than Xylene. Its application is like for like with Xylene in both its use and colour, and is a direct replacement without dilution or adjustment required.
We are proud that the worlds first non-toxic solution to the Xylene epidemic was created and is continued to be produced right here in our Sydney Laboratories. This allows us to provide our customers with the highest quality assurance and control, as well as direct support.