[Histonet] RE: which new cryostat

From:"Stephen Peters M.D."

Dear Geoff,
We have had 4 Leica 1850s at HUMC in a very busy surg path practice for about 10 years.
 I originally chose this cryostat, because it was the most comfortable and easy for me 
to cut using brush technique. My hands were not twisted in a painful knot. I felt the stage 
was the most accessable for retrieving. I also found the controls very easy and in no 
time  I could function at my usual pace. It seemed to have a very solid microtome and 
was considerably more spacious than our old tissue teks. I compared the Leica to the 
other brands at this clinical level and found this to be my choice for all of the above reasons.
. I am very happy with the choice I made. They have been reliable work horses and 
have required very little more than it was the  routine maintenence. I have been quite
 satisfied with the quality of the preparations I am capable of making and I find the 
work space accomodating. You have 360 degree chuck rotation and a single knob for 
X-Y axis adjustment. I have kept up with most of the new designs of the other brands. I would still buy another 1850 tomorrow. Trust me none of them are perfect, or even close, but of what is out there  this is my choice. I must mention that I do have a relationship with Leica  for a about a year. They have been helping me promote an embedding system that I developed 
while practicing in these cryostats. I thought about whether to write this at all, but everything I have to say came long before. I have had great success in a very busy practice with 
these cryostats I am happy to recommend them.

Stephen Peters M.D. 
Pathology Innovations, LLC 
410 Old Mill Lane, 
Wyckoff, NJ 07481 
201 847 7600 

Senior Attending Pathologist 
Hackensack University Medical Center 
201 996 4836

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