Re: [Histonet] cryostat, ergonomics

The only cryostats ever produced (or designed) for a prolonged use without
breaking your back was by Dittes-Duspiva/Lide in Germany in the 60ties (I
have used them for years, daily! there is a picture in the older Pearse
Histochemistry Book). Maybe Slee or Bright has also some advantages over
"bad designs">
I always wonderd why nobody ever came up with a better design then this
"bend over the cryostat,  braking your back, into the top" type design!
So 30 years ago, I designed an ergonomic cryostat, but space, funds and
other interests prevented me from pursuing this venture. (Hello
manufacturers, I am available!!!)
Markus F. Meyenhofer

Quoting "Corazon D. Bucana" :

> We have a 6 year old cryostat that has been used heavily and I am looking
> for input from experts on a good cryostat that is user friendly and 
> ergonomically designed (?).  We had problems with some users having 
> shoulder and back pains after prolonged use of the cryostat.  We had our
> institution's wellness expert come and take a look at how the cryostat is
> used and essentially he said to get rid of it.  So, before we 
> invest   money on a new unit we would like to hear from cryostat users in
> the field.  Needless to say we will arrange for demos of  different units
> but any tips or comments beforehand will be most appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Cora Bucana
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