RE: [Histonet] request feedback on benchtop tissue processors

From:"Patsy Ruegg"

You might also want to consider the microwave tissue processors, there are
several out there, I have heard good things about the ?Miles system.
As for autostainers.  The Dako Autostainer is not small capacity as it will
do 48 slides at once (you do not have to use it at capacity) for me it is
the most cost effective because it is a completely open system which means
you can shop around for reagents and not get stuck with the very expensive
per packaged kits some are locked into.  Also, for research purposes the
DAKO is a lot more versatile as it is easy to use more exotic antibodies
that may be of a species other than mouse or rabbit.
My thoughts,

Patsy Ruegg, HT(ASCP)QIHC
IHCtech, LLC
Fitzsimmons BioScience Park
12635 Montview Blvd. Suite 216
Aurora, CO 80010
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-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Rene J Buesa
Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 10:56 AM
To: meint002;
Subject: Re: [Histonet] request feedback on benchtop tissue processors

  According with my experience Sakura tissue procesors are the best. By the
way it does not matter if they are benchtop or "self standing", both have
the same capacity. One model or the other will depend on your bench top
  René J.

meint002  wrote:
  I have been newly hired to do tissue research concerning muscular
dystrophy and genetic cases. The lab wants to purchase a tissue processor
and since the sample volume would be low, we are looking a benchtop model.
So far I have read up about the following models; Leica TP1020, Sakura
Tissue Tek VIP 150, TBS ATP-120 by Triangle Biomedical Sciences, and STP 120
spin tissue processors. Please let me know if you either have one of these
models and what you like or dislike about it. I would appreciate all
feedback you can provide.

We are also looking into the purchase of a low volume stainer for
immunohistochemical staining. I would appreciate any feedback on these
models as well.
Thanks very much.

Joyce Meints

University of Minnesota
Paul and Sheila Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Center MMC 206 420 Delaware St.
SE Minneapolis, MN 55455-0392

lab phone: 612-626-4703

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