RE: [Histonet] Automated Microtomes
|From:||"Favara, Cynthia (NIH/NIAID)" |
I have 2 Leica's 2255. I love them. I use them daily they have saved my
wrist and shoulder. You can use them in automatic or manual mode. It is easy
to go between manual and automatic. I have a foot pedal and I find it to be
I am strictly a research facility and work primarily on rodents infected
with scrapie. We are working on numerous transgenic mice with deer/elk and
other PrP genes. I wanted a microtome that I could use in a bio-safety hood
so I could trap all the paraffin scraps when I am cutting. If you have ever
cut mouse tissue you will appreciate that even in the best of circumstances
it is very dry. I use the automatic mode on the tiniest of samples. Maybe
not quite a tiny as biopsies but mouse lymph nodes are pretty small. Some of
my work requires me to cut brain with precision so that we can sample
multiple animals in a specific anatomic region. I have never had any
difficulty doing this in the automatic mode.
Can't say enough wonderful things about this microtome!
903 South 4th Street
Hamilton, MT 59840
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, March 25, 2005 7:38 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)
Blount Memorial Hospital
907 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy.
Maryville, TN 37804-5016
(865) 977-5766 Fax
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