RE: [Histonet] Glass Coverslippers

From:"Margaryan, Naira"

Hi all,

We are looking for LCM- Laser capture microscope. Is anybody has
experience with that?
We are thinking between Leica and Arcturus. 

Any response is appreciated.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 5:42 AM
To: Grant, Debra; Histonet
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Glass Coverslippers

We have the Leica CV5030, I'm not sure if it is the one you are
referring to, and are finally contempt with it.  We were probably one of
the first ones to buy it and had to work some bugs out.  The
coverslipper sat on a counter unused for over six months waiting for a
hardware and software upgrade.  After it was upgraded we had constant
problems with it.  The problems ranged from: incorrect coverslip
placement on the slide to actual slide breakage(nothing makes me happier
than having to recut slides).  But in all fairness, and after repeated
visits from the service techs, we have a good workhorse now.  The
service has improved tremendously with the new Field Service
Engineer(Steven Work).  If you decide to buy it make sure the installer
doesn't leave until you are 100% satisfied with the instruments
operation.  The new one out of the box might not work as good as the
demo unit.  
Another unit you might want to consider is the Meisei Robot
Coverslipper.  I'm not sure who's selling it now, but we use to have one
that was very hard to beat.  Old age and careless techs finally did it
in.  It works on the same principle as the Leica, but they've had longer
to work out the bugs.  Like the disclaimer at the bottom says, this is
MY personal opinion and not the one of my employers and their lawyers.
Good luck on your search.

Juan C. Gutierrez, HT(ASCP)
Histology Laboratory Supervisor

My opinions are my own and do not reflect those of my employer.  Long
live free speech!

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Grant,
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 2:11 PM
To: Histonet
Subject: [Histonet] Glass Coverslippers

Hi All,

We would like to purchase a glass coverslipper very soon, and are
interested in positive and negative feedback on all glass coverslippers.

Thanks for your time in advance!

P.S Is anyone demoing the Leica Coverslipper at the moment?

Debby Grant
Histology Specialist I  
Histology Core Facility
Stowers Institute for Medical Research
1000 E. 50th Street
Kansas City, MO 64110

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