RE: automated microtomes
I use the Microm Ergostar. Instead of a rotary wheel to turn, it has a
push-pull handle on each side. I had carpal tunnel surgery and this
microtome has been a life-saver for me. It is not automatic in the
traditional sense but it serves a great purpose if ergonomics is your goal.
Jeanine Bartlett, HT(ASCP)
Centers for Disease Control
Infectious Disease Pathology Activity
From: Dawson, Glen [mailto:GDawson@Milw.Dynacare.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 11:17 AM
To: Terry Hacker; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: RE: automated microtomes
I use the Microm HM355 automated microtome. It works very well except for
shotty knife holders. It not only cuts down on RSI/carpel tunnel problems,
it keeps track of number of revolutions, # of microns cut into, it has
variable speeds, adjustable rough face, etc.... As a whole, it is excellent
but I stick to the statement that the designer of it's knife holder should
be summarily executed.
From: Terry Hacker [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 9:08 AM
Subject: Fw: automated microtomes
----- Original Message -----
From: Terry Hacker
Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 2:23 PM
Subject: automated microtomes
could you give me some comments on automated microtomes (for paraffin wax
sectioning), preferences, pros/cons etc.I would be particularly interested
in any comments from individuals suffering/suffered from RSI/carpel tunnel.
Can you still cut sections using these microtomes with no further problems?
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