Dear Jeff Silverman,
Below is a statement from our Website regarding the Artisan Staining System:
"The Artisan Staining System is the first instrument to provide true walk away automation for complex special stains and immunohistochemical* stains. All procedural requirements for staining are controlled by the instrument, making the complexity of unique test protocols transparent to the operator.
The Artisan utilizes a patented "reaction chamber". With a 48 slide capacity, the Artisan can handle many laboratories' needs in a single run. With a broad menu of special stains, the Artisan can optimize your laboratory workflow. Automating special stains in your laboratory will dramatically improve your productivity and throughput.
*Adaptation to DakoCytomation reagents is on-going."
Please feel free to contact me or any of my colleagues if you have any other questions about this instrument.
Technical Support Specialist
From: Jeff Silverman [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
To: abenitez@CRH.org; email@example.com
Santiago Ramon y Cajal is one of my heros as well, along with Pio Del Rio Hortega. Artisan is TOO an immunostainer, at least mine is. Dako will upgrade the immuno to their standards, although it is fine as is. Are you saying that new sales are only for specials? Dako rep???
Satisfied Artisan user