RE: Re immunostainer

From:"Morken, Tim" <>

We avoid this problem by ordering the demo unit through a no-cost purchase
order which specifically states that it is being brought in for
demonstration purposes only and we are under no obligation to buy the
machine being demonstrated.

Tim Morken, BA, EMT(MSA), HTL(ASCP)
Infectious Disease Pathology Activity
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333

PH: 404-639-3964
FAX: 404-639-3043


-----Original Message-----
From: Cynthia Tily []
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2001 7:08 PM
To: Clarke Ian; histonet
Subject: Re: Re immunostainer

Funny, we have this problem woth Ventana!
----- Original Message -----
From: Clarke Ian <>
To: histonet <>
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2001 4:50 PM
Subject: Re immunostainer

> Liam,
> Be careful with the tender from the Optimax,They put a tender in with us
> along with Ventana ,so we had to try the Optimax against the Ventana as is
> required with the tendering process.However , Optimax had contacted our
> purchasing department and asked for the money up front for a trial
> to us, of #163#20,000 .
> During the trial we found that we got uneven staining and despite several
> attempts by Optimax we could not get the consistency/intensity of staining
> that the ventana had.We then found out that the purchasing department had
> paid the money out .Optimax were contacted to ask for the money back and
> have been in a battle ever since.We have the stainer in a store room
> gathering dust.You can come up and see it if you wish
> Ian Clarke
> Craigavon Area Hospital

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