RE: [Histonet] Sakura coverslipper Model 6400

From:"Bonner, Janet"

Believe your eyes - we got rid of our tape coverslipper and replaced it with the glass.   Our slides from previous years usually need to be recut - a disaster for cases with levels!


From: on behalf of Bauer, Karen
Sent: Fri 6/2/2006 10:32 AM
Subject: FW: [Histonet] Sakura coverslipper Model 6400


From: Bauer, Karen 
Sent: Fri 6/2/2006 9:31 AM 
To: Deltour, Douglas D. (HM2) 
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Sakura coverslipper Model 6400 

How does the tape last over the years?  Right now, we coverslip manually, but have been thinking about getting a coverslipper in the near future.  I've heard mixed emotions when it comes to tape or glass coverslips.  We save our slides for 20 years.  Does the tape stay adhered?  I remember receiving a case a while ago that had tape coverslips on them and they were all falling off.  Some of the patient tissues adhered to the coverslip so it created quite a mess trying to mount the rigid tape coverslip back onto the slide.  Needless to say, they were not pretty when we got them back on.  

Just wondering, 
Karen Bauer HT(ASCP) 


From: on behalf of Deltour, Douglas D. (HM2) 
Sent: Fri 6/2/2006 7:44 AM 
To: 'Angela Bitting'; 
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Sakura coverslipper Model 6400 

I will NEVER go back to glass. Our Sakura tissue-tek SCA coverslippers are 
workhorses. They have not needed service in over three years. The previous 
supervisor ordered a Tissue-Tek Glass coverslipper and it is collecting 
dust. It is not as fast as the tape and the techs feel the need to watch it 
as it coverslipps because they do not trust it. There are many myths and 
reasons that people do not like tape coverslippers. I will let the others 
get into those reasons but for my ulcer I would not have anything else but 
the tape. Good luck! 

Douglas Deltour HT(ASCP) 

-----Original Message----- 
From: Angela Bitting [] 
Sent: Friday, June 02, 2006 8:20 AM 
Subject: [Histonet] Sakura coverslipper Model 6400 

Hi Histonetters, 

I'm demoing this automated glass coverslipper for two weeks. The person who 
currently repairs (frequently) my tape coverslippers said "if I think I have 
problems  now, moving to a glass coverslipper will be even worse". 

What are your opinions? 


Angela Bitting, HT(ASCP) 
Technical Specialist, Histology 
Geisinger Medical Center 
100 N Academy Ave. MC 23-00 
Danville, PA 17822 
phone  570-214-9634 
fax  570-271-5916 

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