RE: Glass Coverslippers

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From:"MacDonald, Jennifer" <>, "'John Spair'" <>
Date:Thu, 22 Jul 1999 10:49:40 -0700

We are using the Leica CV 5000.  We are happy with it, but it is not  a walk
away system.  You don't have to babysit but you must be within earshot of
the alarm.  If you have more specific questions feel free to contact me.

Jennifer MacDonald
(909) 985-2811 est 4148

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> From: 	John  Spair[]
> Sent: 	Friday, July 16, 1999 11:02 AM
> To:
> Subject: 	Glass Coverslippers
> Histonetters:
> We've had a Sakura Coverslipper for the past 10 years, and I am
> investigating the possibility of replacing it with a glass coverslipper.
> I
> want to automate, no hand coverslipping and these days I'm not so sure my
> techs would even know how to hand coverslip.
> The joy of the plastic film coverslipper has been it's ability to dry very
> quickly and we can even file away slides the same day - which we generally
> do as we close to 1,000 slides a day.  Those who have glass coverslippers,
> are there mounting mediums that you use that dry very quickly where slides
> can be stacked or filed in a relatively short amount of time??  Have you
> had
> slides sticking together after sitting in filing cabinets for awhile?  How
> long does it take your glass coverslipper to run a batch, and what is the
> batch size?  Does your coverslipper need babysitting or can you walk away
> and trust it?  
> Thank you, I value your input, and I'd rather hear from techs and not
> salespeople please.  
> John Spair, HT(ASCP)
> Manager, Pathology Services
> MultiCare Health System

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