RE: [Histonet] block alignment

From:"Bartlett, Jeanine"

The one from Newcomer is just under $800.00 (if memory serves) and the
Histo Collimator is around $2500.00.

	-----Original Message-----
	From: JENNIFER SCHUMACHER [mailto:JSCHUMA1@FAIRVIEW.ORG] 
	Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2005 2:38 PM
	To: Bartlett, Jeanine; GDawson@dynacaremilwaukee.com;
histonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu; JWEEMS@sjha.org
	Subject: RE: [Histonet] block alignment
	
	
	We currently are using the one marketed by Newcomer, which is
the same one that has been previously mentioned as being designed by Mr.
Davis in Colorado.  They have two separate ones, one which will fit
Leica and a different one which will fit Microm.  They are not cheap,
but it only has to save one specimen to be worth the money.  Our techs
didn't like them at first (felt they were a waste of money), but have
grown to appreciate the importance.  I don't have any experience with
the Hiso Collimitor.  
	 
	Jennifer 
	Fairview-University Medical Center
	Minneapolis, MN
	
	>>> "Bartlett, Jeanine"  03/03/05 08:14AM >>>
	The literature I have shows that it fits the majority of
Microms.  I
	know they are now the distributor but that hasn't always been
the case.
	The one Newcomer has fits Microms and Leica, I believe.
	
	    -----Original Message-----
	    From: Weems, Joyce [mailto:JWEEMS@sjha.org] 
	    Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2005 9:11 AM
	    To: Bartlett, Jeanine; Dawson, Glen;
	histonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu
	    Subject: RE: [Histonet] block alignment
	    
	    
	
	    It only fits their microtomes.
	    
	    
	    -----Original Message-----
	    From: Bartlett, Jeanine [mailto:JQB7@CDC.GOV]
	    Sent: Thu 3/3/2005 8:48 AM
	    To: Weems, Joyce; Dawson, Glen;
	histonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu
	    Subject: RE: [Histonet] block alignment
	    
	    Richard-Allan
	    
	            -----Original Message-----
	            From: Weems, Joyce [mailto:JWEEMS@sjha.org]
	            Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2005 8:44 AM
	            To: Dawson, Glen; Bartlett, Jeanine;
	    histonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu
	            Subject: RE: [Histonet] block alignment
	           
	           
	    
	            From which company?
	           
	           
	            -----Original Message-----
	            From: histonet-bounces@lists.utsouthwestern.edu on
	behalf of
	    Dawson, Glen
	            Sent: Thu 3/3/2005 8:27 AM
	            To: Bartlett, Jeanine;
histonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu
	            Subject: RE: [Histonet] block alignment
	           
	            Jeanine,
	           
	            I believe we have 7 Histo Collimators here and I've
used
	one for
	    at least 5
	            or 6 years and I couldn't go without it.  Using the
	Collimator,
	    I usually
	            waste less than 10 microns worth of tissue on an
outside
	block
	    face-in.
	           
	            Thumbs Way Way Up on block aligners,
	           
	            Glen Dawson  BS, HT & QIHC (ASCP)
	            IHC Manager
	            Milwaukee, WI
	           
	            -----Original Message-----
	            From: Bartlett, Jeanine [mailto:JQB7@CDC.GOV]
	            Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2005 12:42 PM
	            To: histonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu
	            Subject: [Histonet] block alignment
	           
	           
	            Hi:
	           
	            Does anyone out there have any experience with block
	alignment
	    products
	            such as the Microtome Aligner from Newcomer or the
Histo
	    Collimator?  We
	            receive a huge number of outside blocks and I adjust
my
	block
	    holder
	            accordingly, but others in the group say it's easier
to
	re-embed
	    all
	            outside blocks (Yikes!) and then have every
microtome
	aligned
	    the same.
	            I was just wondering if these aligners work and if
so
	perhaps it
	    could
	            be an alternative for those individuals that
normally
	would
	    rather
	            re-embed than realign.
	           
	            Thanks!
	            Jeanine Bartlett, HT(ASCP)
	            Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
	            Infectious Disease Pathology Activity
	            1600 Clifton Road, MS/G-32
	            Atlanta, GA 30333
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