RE: Tissue Processors

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I also think you should consider the VIP. I would not even THINK about
getting anything other than a VIP.

At 08:20 PM 3/27/2000 -0800, Colbert, Laurie wrote:
>We have had a fair amount of problems with the Leica TP 1050.  We also have
>a Tissue Tek VIP which is about 13 years old.  We had another processor
>approved on our budget for this year, and without a doubt, we will get
>another VIP.  It has been very reliable, and when we have had problems, it
>has usually been due to user error, not a mechanical problem.  There is a
>new model coming out in June of this year (I think).  It will have the
>closed transfer system for changing reagents (as does the Leica).  I really
>think you should check out a VIP.
>Laurie Colbert
>Saint Joseph Med Ctr
>Burbank, CA
>-----Original Message-----
>From: []
>Sent: Monday, March 27, 2000 2:09 PM
>Subject: Tissue Processors
>I'm currently looking to buy a tissue processor.  I have had the Leica TP in
>for a Demo as well as the Ventana.  So far they fair well, the tissue is 
>fine, no problems cutting.  I would like to know if anyone has any opinions 
>on these two, and also the Sakura.  I haven't been able to get the Sakura in
>for a Demo, and time is running out.  I have to make a decision soon.

Jill Songer HT (ASCP)
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor
Virginia Tech 
Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

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