RE: [Histonet] Tissue Tek Auto Tec

From:"Bartlett, Jeanine"

Contact your rep. and have them send out literature.  I have seen it and
it is great.  The pathologist orients the tissue when grossing and
places it in a special cassette that clamps down and holds it in place.
This plastic screen is "cuttable" so you section right through it.  I
was given some of these special cassettes and hand embedded them just to
see how they would cut and it was great.

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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Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 9:05 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Tissue Tek Auto Tec

  I have a Tissue Tek VIP 5 and was looking on their website. Granted
histology has come a long ways as far as automation, but has anybody
heard of this new automatic embedding center (robotic) called Tissue Tek
Auto Tec by Sakura? I would love to see how and if embedding can truly
be replaced by human hands. I can only imagine the cost. Supposedly it
can embed 120 specimens per hour, can differentiate between, biopsy,
standard and orientation. Now I find this extremely fascinating and
would love to observe this machine.

It is the third link down on page if anyone wants to check this out.


Heather A. Harper          

Supervisor of Histology/Morgue

Naval Hospital of Pensacola, FL.



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