re: Special and IHC stainers
|From:||"Cummings, Lori Ann" |
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.
University of Illinois @ Chicago
From: Benitez, Amy M. [mailto:abenitez@CRH.org]
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2003 9:46 AM
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?
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