We are looking into getting a new processor in our lab. We are
trying to decide between the VIP and the Excelsior. Several of us are
most familiar with the VIP, and like the ease of use and # of cassettes it
holds, the rest of our group though familiar with the VIP like the idea of
conserving reagents by using the Excelsior.
I am looking for information from the biotech/Pharma community on the
Is there anyone out there using this processor outside the clinical lab?
Does it work well on rodent tissue?
What about hard tissues?
Paws (mouse and rat)
My next question is for people familiar with the earlier models of the
Excelsior as well as the newest model. (clinical or research)
I find the software for the older model very cumbersome and not user
Is the software on the newer machines any easier to use for the average
Is it as easy as using the VIP, or Pathcenter? - follow the prompts sort
I would appreciate any input folks have.
Tracy E. Bergeron, B.S., HT, HTL (ASCP)
Associate Scientist III, Pathology
Comparative Pathology Laboratory
14 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA 02142
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