RE: Tissue processor

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We purchased this unit when it was manufactured/marketed by RMC.  I am quite
satisfied with it.  We are a small research lab doing marine animals, so the
machine isn't worked as heavily as it would be in a clinical situation.  I
don't use many of the fancy options, but do like the residual paraffin
removal and paraffin clean features.  We change all the solvents and
paraffin by hand, since we don't have bulk disposal drums or new solvents in
bulk.  It is easy to program.  I prefer its stirring function to tidal-flush
functions of other processors.  The paraffin vats are removable, so it is
easy to amend your type of paraffin.  If you ever used a Fisher Histomatic,
this is the state of the art version of that machine.  I do think you ought
to get a demo if possible, to see if it compares favorably to other
processors in your particular situation.

Regards -
Carol B. McCollough, HT(ASCP)
Diagnostics & Histology Laboratory Manager
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Fisheries Service
Cooperative Oxford Laboratory
904 S. Morris Street
Oxford, MD 21654

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2000 12:10 PM
Subject: Tissue processor

We are in the market for a new tissue processor.  Has anybody used the
Renaissance  model. I'd like your comments as to how it compares to other
processors you have used.


Cathy Robertson
Pathogenesis technologist
Host genetics and prion diseases
Health Canada

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