RE: [Histonet] Automated microtome

From:"Jasper, Thomas G."


I'd have no qualms about the Leica 2155, we've got one here and it's a gem.  Also you are in a great area for service, North Central Instruments - Curt Westberg, et al.  I mention the service since the only complaint I've heard (in another part of the country was about Leica service, or the lack thereof).  Unfortunately, this lack of reliable service was the deciding factor against obtaining a Leica 2155 for a path group I know.
Bottom line...the unit is great, combine that with good service and everyone's happy.

Thomas Jasper HT (ASCP) BAS

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Webb,
Dorothy L
Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2007 12:44 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Automated microtome

I am working as a supervisor at a facility that had a Leica 2155
automated microtome.  Only having had experience with manual microtomes,
I need to ask a question concerning the reliability that others find
with these microtomes.  Does everyone else who uses this particular one
find it to cut all types of tissue with consistency? I only have one
tech who uses this piece of equipment due to ergonomic issues and I
cannot seem to ascertain if the problems that are encountered are tech
related or the microtome itself.  I would appreciate any feedback you
could give me on your experiences with the Leica 2155, other automated
microtomes on the market in comparison, etc.  As always, thank you for
your help!!!

Dorothy Webb, HT (ASCP)
Histology Technical Supervisor 
Regions Hospital, Pathology Department 
640 Jackson Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101-2595 
Phone: 651-254-2962
Fax: 651-254-2741 
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