Re: Sakura vs. Leica coverslippers

From:Barbara Stancel

Dear Mari,

We tried and demo-ed just about everything on the market before we purchased 
one last summer. We previously were the owners of a tape coverslipper...we 
were not happy with it. Our pathologists did not like the way the taped 
slides looked under the microscope and were quite adamant about "no tape." 
Then the tape started bubbling up and coming off the slides. It was a mess! 
I must say the company worked with us for several months, before our Chief 
Pathologist said they wanted it OUT of the lab!!!!!!!!!

As for glass machines, we tried the Sakura, Leica, Hacker and Microm. All 
were easy to use and coverslipped nicely. The Microm took up the least 
amount of space.

We bought a Sakura GLASS coverslipper last summer. We have a lab full of 
Sakura instruments. In our area, they have excellent,bend-over-backward 
service by phone or person.  We have been very, very happy with it. If you 
have tried their should also try the GLASS coverslipper.

Happy Holidays

Barbara H. Stancel, HTL(ASCP)HT
USDA, FSIS, OPHS, Eastern Laboratory, Pathology
RRC, 950 College Station Road
Athens, Georgia  30604
phone: (706) 546-3556
fax: (706) 546-3589

>From: "Satterfield, Marirose" 
>To: "''" 
>Subject: Sakura vs. Leica coverslippers
>Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 10:02:10 -0500
>I am a first time user of the Histonet. I have been told it is very useful
>for information.
>I have been looking into purchasing a automated coverslip. We have had
>several demos in-house. We had found for ease of operation the Sakura was
>most trouble free. Although when the Leica Reps came in they told us 
>of slides coverslipped with the tape as popping off and ruining the tissue.
>They also told us that there was a large company that sued Sakura for 
>to go back and recover all their slides. So I am interested in hearing all
>sides of the story from people who have used either coverslipper.
>Thanks in advance
>Mari Satterfield
>Mercy Memorial Hospital
>Monroe Mi

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