Re: Artisan Stainer

From:Linda Hylander

I agree with Jeff. Having worked at CytoLogix and assisting in the product
development on the stainer I would highly recommend it to any lab. The
quality of the slides is superior (to manual staining) and highly
reproducible. I would love one in my lab.

Linda Hylander HT QIHC
Pre-Clincal Development
ImmunoGen Inc.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeffrey Silverman" 
Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2003 12:38 PM
Subject: Fw: Artisan Stainer

> I have been running this stainer for 2 1/2 years now (and extolling its
> virtues here on Histonet for as long :=)  It really is fun to use -the
> special stains are beautiful and now that DAKO has purchased the platform-
> the sky is the limit with IHC. Cytologix in the past and now DAKO are
> constntly upgrading it with continual improvement. This machine has it
> compact small foot print, intelligent waste stream management, IHC and
> specials together on the same platform running synchronously, very
> dependable (few minor leakage issues with reagent packs). Antibodies not
> their menus can be retrieved and incubated off the machine and then run
> the Artisan for detection. I love it. Don't ask me about cost- they had it
> when I got here and I didn't have to worry about it. It is a workhorse and
> pleasure.
> Jeff Silverman
> Southside Hospital
> Bay Shore NY USA

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