Sakura coverslipper and paps

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From:Tim Morken <>
Date:Sat, 13 Mar 1999 22:05:09 -0500 (EST)


This is a great example of why people should not take the reps word for 
it, but reason it out yourself.

Just so others who may be considering the Sakura coverslipper will 
understand, the Sakura tape has the resin on it, and xylene only 
activates it, so the "mounting media" will always be the same thickness. 
Adding more xylene won't do anything except waste xylene. I think the 
Sakura machine is excellent in the right circumstance: coverslipping 
hundreds of sectioned-tissue slides really fast.

Tim Morken, B.A., EMT(MSA), HTL(ASCP) 
Infectious Disease Pathology
Centers for Disease Control
1600 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30333


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From: Scott Taft <>
To: HistoNet Server <>
Subject: Automated coverslipper for paps
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 06:11:33 -0800 (PST)

In the early 1990's when the Sakura coverslipper, (then Miles) came
out, we tested a demo unit using pap smears. The rep said it would
work as long as we adjusted the flow of xylene specifically for the

We must have run about 2000 paps. 6 months later, I went back to
observe them in the files and discovered that 1 out of 3 needed to be

Scott/Tucson AZ

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