RE: [Histonet] Tissue processor info requested

From:"Blazek, Linda"

Mary Lee,
I use to have the Microm 120.  I don't know about your inflated lungs
but I never had a problem on the delicate GI biopsies.  Be sure you have
good ventilation though because it does raise the tissue basket and move
it to the next station.  This leaves all of the reagents open to the

Linda Blazek HT (ASCP)
GI Pathology of Dayton
7415 Brandt Pike
Huber Heights, OH 45424
Phone: (937) 293-4424 ext 7118


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Mary L
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 11:35 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Tissue processor info requested

I would appreciate your thoughts and advice on tissue processors, both
conventional and microwave. I have just been notified that I may be able
to purchase a tissue processor...and they would like the quote by
tomorrow morning. My previous research on processors is now outdated. 
I run a small research histology core with a low volume and a low
budget. I mainly work with mouse tissue (heart and lungs). Most of the
tissue that I work with is used for IHC, which is why I am somewhat
hesitant to go with a microwave processor. 
I have found a unit that looks interesting, the Microm STP-120, but I am
concerned because it uses a centrifugal cycle. That would not be a
problem with the hearts, but the lungs that I work with are inflated.
Has anyone had a problem with the unit?
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.
Mary Lee Giebel

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