RE: [Histonet] autostainers & TMA's

From:"sheila adey"

Hi Garry,
We currently have a demo of the Biogenex i6000. We love it. You can modify 
each individual slide, instead of editing a whole new procedure. We mostly 
wanted it for the random access. We already have the Artisan by Dako. A 
reliable instrument but with limited kit availability.

Sheila Adey HT, MLT
Port Huron Hospital

>From: "Garry Ashton" 
>Subject: [Histonet] autostainers & TMA's
>Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2006 13:38:58 +0100
>Dear histonetters
>I have 2 topics up for discussion.
>Firstly immunostainers.
>We are a small research lab and hence I'm interested in a machine that
>is totally flexible with regards to running several antibodies with 2 /3
>different methods.
>Ideally an "open system" that will  also dewax & retrieve if possible.
>We've looked at dako and biogenix which are both open  systems and
>ventana and vision biosytems.
>Any comments on the above, or on any other systems available would be
>I know this subject ha been covered several times on the histonet, but
>an up to date view would be much appreciated.
>Secondly has anybody had any problems with regards to TMA sections
>falling off slides.
>We use 1mm cores and only put about 100 in each block, which are then
>cut and placed on APES coated slides.
>Sometimes up to 30% of the core may come off.
>I think next we'll try charged slides. Does anybody have any opinions /
>ideas on this
>Many thanks in advance for any opinions.
>Garry Ashton
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