RE: [Histonet] Sakura coverslipper Model 6400

From:"Ingles Claire"

I have worked with both tape and glass. Both have had problems and both have their advantages. Yes, tape is faster and has fewer bubbles, but we had problems with ours too. We used to have to keep adjusting the flow of xylene, sometimes several times a day. The tape rolls are really expensive, and they tend to start peeling away from the slide after a while and they have to be re-coverslipped again. Glass (Leica) doesn't really have trouble with bubbles, but sometimes the coverslips stick together. We don't worry about walking away from it. Drawbacks are that it does go a bit slower, but still faster than hand coverslipping. Also, only one rack of slides can be put on at a time.
Claire Ingles
Mohs Clinic
UW Hospital & Clinics
Madison WI


From: on behalf of Angela Bitting
Sent: Fri 6/2/2006 7:20 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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