Re: Immunostainers

From:Jan Shivers

I only have exerience with a DAKO stainer... but have found it to be very
accommodating to doing IHC on non-human samples.  Reason... it's an open
system, allowing you to adjust protocols PER SLIDE, if you need to.  This is
particularly advantageous when you are running more than one dilution of the
same antibody, as is sometimes the case if you've got multiple species being
tested for the same thing.

Jan Shivers
Univ of Minn Veterinary Diagnostic Lab

----- Original Message -----
From: "Cheryl Crowder" 
To: "histonet" 
Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2002 8:45 AM
Subject: Immunostainers

Greetings - I have another question for all of you.  I have tried the
Histonet Archives but cannot get in now.

Our department is considering buying an automated immmunostainer.  They
have narrowed the field to the Dako and the new Biogenex.  I know my
preference, but will not state it here.
    I would like to hear from those of you who have either of these
machines, your likes, dislikes, trouble with the machine, etc.  I would
also like info about those who run special stains on the Biogenex.  What
stains do you do and do you have to use Biogenex reagents?
     I know there are a lot of questions, but this is a lot of money.
Thank you.  Cheryl

Cheryl Crowder, BA, HTL(ASCP)
Chief Technologist
Department of Pathobiological Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

(225) 578-9784
FAX (225) 578-9720

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