RE: [Histonet] Sakura coverslipper Model 6400

From:"Deltour, Douglas D. (HM2)"


That is the biggest complaint that I hear from people. I actually have not
seen this from any of our cases. We keep ours for ten years so I can not
comment on twenty years. I have been told (from numerous people) that if you
properly dehydrate and clear the slides then this does not happen. If the
alcohols and xylenes on your stainer are changed regularly then the tape
coming off is not an issue. I have also heard that if the slides are stored
in a humid location that it may cause this issue. 

Douglas Deltour HT(ASCP)

-----Original Message-----
From: Bauer, Karen [] 
Sent: Friday, June 02, 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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