RE: [Histonet] Automated Microtomes

From:Carole Fields

We use the Microm HM 355 S and we love them.  I bought 6 of them.  The
automation takes the pressure off of your wrist and shoulder.  We liked the
Microm better than the Lieca because you can use it manual (when you need
to) and automatic.  If you have a tiny piece of tissue and you feel more
comfortable using the manual mode you can.  Also it is not as bulky as the

Carole Fields, HT,ASCP
Pathology Supervisor
Lexington Medical Center
2720 Sunset Blvd.
W. Columbia, SC 29169

(803) 936-8214

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From: []
Sent: Friday, March 25, 2005 9:38 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Automated Microtomes

Are there Histotechs who actually use automated microtomes daily?   Not
the ones you have purchased, then seldom use or use in a manual mode.  I
need real-time guidance from techs who use them daily and  what
likes/dislikes you have with the particular brand bought.
Any response is appreciated.  Thanks.

Renee Grow, BA., HT (ASCP)
Histology Supervisor
Blount Memorial Hospital
907 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy.
Maryville, TN  37804-5016
(865) 977-4744
(865) 977-5766 Fax

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