RE: Cassette/Slide Markers

From:"Cornett, Lorraine D"

We have had the same things happening in our lab.  I recently made a purchase of Tissue Dye from a company called Cancer Diagnostics Inc. and they sent me a sample pen, I have used it for almost a week, it is bright and vibrant even after processing and embedding.  I have not checked into the pricing for it yet, but you can find the company on the web.  I am definitely going to be getting in touch with them for more information about their pens!
Lorraine Cornett
Blue Ridge Pathology 
Histology Supervisor

	-----Original Message----- 
	Sent: Thu 7/24/2003 10:58 AM 
	Subject: Cassette/Slide Markers

	I have been having a very hard time using the Secureline Markers from
	Allegiance. They were so dependable for years, never smeared and didn't come
	off the cassettes after processing. Now, we are having a big problem. The
	numbers are so light after processing that it has become a whole new job
	rewriting the cassettes. I ordered markers from Richard Allen but they seem
	the same, they just have their name on the side. I spoke to the Fisher Rep
	and all he came up with was Secureline again.
	Do any of you use a different type marker?  Are any of you experiencing what
	I am with the Secureline markers?
	I would appreciate any comments.
	Thanks so much,
	Theresa Rohr, Section Head, Histology
	Nyack Hospital, NY
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