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The first tape coverslipper I remember was at the NSH in Kansas City years
ago, like 18 to 20.  Tissue Tek brought it in and it did not go well.  It
was still finishing design at the time.  I don't think they ever actually
introduced that model.  It was later introduced as Miesai or something like
that, I believe through Hacker.  Now of course, several companies have them.
It has been between 18 to 20 years of the idea has been around and then the
instruments.  Way too long to have to remember.  They have improved over the
years.  Pam Marcum

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I had a Sakura (Tissue-Tek) coverslipper in a previous job...about 9 years
ago.  One of the things we noticed was a tendency for the tape to become
"scratched" as the slides were being filed/pulled for review/filed/pulled,
etc.  It wasn't really a huge problem, just something that bothered one of
the pathologists who liked to take photographs.  It didn't interfere with
reading the slides, it just seemed to annoy him.  Other than that, we had no

Diane Mahovlic
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

PS- FYI, I have heard that that is one of the reasons we don't have a tape
coverslipper here at CCF, but I don't know if that is the "official" reason.

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