Knowing this could start a histonet war I am reluctant to participate
but we use Ventana and love it. We have several Benchmarks and one XT.
The main reason we like Ventana is that is truly a walk away system.
It is pretty much fool proof. With the shortage of HT's we have found
that lab aids can do many of the tasks associated with IHC when using
the Ventana instruments. Volume is not a problem because the runs are
relatively short and we usually do three runs on each instrument every
day, one being an overnight run.
Some of my techs and I have experience with other instruments and we
all agree that Ventana is the easiest and we get the most consistent
I know cost is an issue for some labs, but the time it allows my Histo
techs to do things that only HT's can do makes the cost worth it.
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