VIP 3000 Biopsy Programs

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Hi Histonetters,
Soon, we will be bringing on-line a new processor (VIP 3000) in order to
begin running over night biopsy programs. So I'm in need of some information.
First, does anyone have a good preferably Great biopsy program that they
would like to share? We're still using Good OLE 10% formalin, ethanol, and
xylene. Please vendors I don't want to try substitutes or other processors!
Also, any recommendations regarding the VIP 3000 would be appreciated. Second
question, Is everyone using heat, vacuum, pressure on their biopsy programs?
Third?, Are there any biopsy tissue types (i.e., skins, cervical leeps or
cone bxs, etc.) that do not process well on shortened biopsy programs? 4th ?,
Is anyone using eosin in their last processing absolute ethanol and are you
seeing any staining problems on your immuno stained sections?

Well, that's about it for now.
Please feel free to fax, if the info is lengthy.
Thanks for all the help in advance.

Joel Benoit
Cooley Dickinson Hospital
FAX (413) 582-2946

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