RE: [Histonet] Sakura coverslipper Model 6400

From:"Bartlett, Jeanine \(CDC/NCID/VR\)"

The new Leica allows for 2 or 3 racks of slides to be loaded at once. 

Jeanine Bartlett, BS, HT(ASCP)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road, MS/G-32
Atlanta, GA  30333
(404) 639-3590

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Ingles
Sent: Friday, June 02, 2006 12:39 PM
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Sakura coverslipper Model 6400

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
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

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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