Re: ?? (automation trends)

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From:Tim Morken <>
Date:Tue, 29 Jun 1999 11:52:57 EDT
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I would imagine labs will automate as much as possible as long as the 
results are equal or better than present manual methods. Even for a small 
lab automation saves time and that means more can be done by the same 
personnel. Some stains are easily automatable and others are not, however, 
so it may depend on the mix of stains a particular lab does.

That being said, I can't think of any independant source that has studied 
the issue. The manufacurers themselves have, I'm sure. I doubt they would 
make the machines unless they thought there was a market for it, and that 
takes some study.

Tim Morken, B.A., EMT(MSA), HTL(ASCP)
Infectious Disease Pathology
Centers for Disease Control
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Atlanta, GA 30333


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From: "Susan Cohane" <>
To: Histonet <>
Subject: ??
Date: 29 Jun 99 10:37:47 -0400

I'm looking to find information on current industry trends in relation to 
the utilization of automated staining systems versus manual preparation of 
non-routines.  Any insight on where to find this type of data, especially on 
the Internet, would be much appreciated!
Susan M. Cohane

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