re: Special and IHC stainers

From:"Cummings, Lori Ann"

Hello Amy,

Actually, the Artisan is still an IHC and special stainer and now that it is
associated with DakoCytomation, it will have great detection chemistries for
IHC, as well.

I have all three Ventana instruments and a DakoCytomation Autostainer.  I
use all of them daily.  I am also considering an Artisan for specials and
IHC overflow.  I run the bulk of my IHC and Special stains on the Dako
Autostainer because of the quality, flexibility, consistency, and COST!!!
The Ventana does a great job with my Jone's, but is not cost effective or
high enough quality to run any more special stains and definitely not cost
effective to run the immunohistochemistry.

I would suggest evaluating all three for cost, quality, and work flow for
your lab and see what is the best fit.

Lori Cummings
University of Illinois @ Chicago

-----Original Message-----
From: Benitez, Amy M. []
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2003 9:46 AM
To: ''

Our lab is preparing a presentation for a capital budget request. We want to
get an immunohistochemistry special stainer. So far, we have checked out
Ventana and Artisan. However, Artisan is no longer owned by Cytologix and is
no longer an IHC stainer. It is only a special stainer. So I was wonder what
other kinds other labs use? Also, labs that have Ventana, how are they
doing? Is the Ventana a good answer to an automated IHC lab?

This e-mail message, including all attachments, is for the sole use of the
intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged
information. You may NOT use, disclose, copy or disseminate this
information.  If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the
sender by reply e-mail immediately.  Please destroy all copies of the
original message and all attachments. Your cooperation is greatly
Columbus Regional Hospital
2400 East 17th Street 
Columbus, Indiana 47201
DISCLAIMER****************************This e-mail and any files transmitted
with it may be confidential and are intended solely for the use of the
individual or entity to whom they are addressed.  If you are not the
intended recipient or the individual responsible for delivering the e-mail
to the intended recipient, any disclosure, copying, distribution or any
action taken or omitted to be taken in reliance on it, is strictly
prohibited.  If you have received this e-mail in error, please delete it and
notify the sender or contact Health Information Management 312.996.3941. 

<< Previous Message | Next Message >>