Re: [Histonet] H & E stainers

From:"Anthony Reilly"

As Douglas states every body will have their own preferences and needs and your selection should be based on your own needs.  Ignoring the brand of the instrument if you want speed a linear batch stainer will always be faster than an XY stainer which gets slower with each basket added.  An XY stainer offers more versatility as it can be used for multiple programs and staining protocols.  If you want a compromise of both there are some stainers like the Leica ST40 which are a linear stainer with 2 tracks and variable programming.
Determine your needs then trial the models that will best suit your personal needs to find the model of your preference.
Tony Reilly
Chief Scientist
Anatomical Pathology
Pathology Queensland
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Ipswich Rd, 
Woolloongabba Q 4102
Ph: 07 32402412
Fax:07 32402930 

>>> "Hineline, Paula"  13/02/2008 6:02 am >>>

We are researching histology H&E stainers for our lab. We have gotten
quotes on the Leica ST 5020 multistainer and the Leica ST 4040 linear
stainer. Recommendations would be appreciated.
Paula Hineline, HT ASCP
Pathology Laboratory 

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