RE: [Histonet] Ventant Benchmark

From:"Weems, Joyce"

That's what I was saying too. Even with all our cost cutting attempts, do enough immunos to  support 3 reagent-leased DAKO instruments. They're walk away too = after you get them loaded anyway! - and the reagents are not nearly as expensive. We titer all the antibodies that are available - a savings over the prepared Abs. The company has been a great partner for our laboratory. j 

Joyce Weems
Pathology Manager
Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta
404-851-7831 - Fax

-----Original Message-----
From: on behalf of Joe Nocito
Sent: Sat 5/27/2006 6:58 PM
To: Malcolm McCallum; Scott A. Ely;
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Ventant Benchmark
I'm not saying do it manually. I'm saying that there are less expensive ways 
to perform immunos than using Ventana's high cost reagents.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Malcolm McCallum" 
To: "Joe Nocito" ; "Scott A. Ely" 
Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2006 10:39 AM
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Ventant Benchmark

Undoubtedly the cost and maintenance of automation is cheaper than the cost 
of additional employees salaries and benefits accompanied by associated 
duplication of manual systems.  Additionally, equipment is depreciable, 
whereas human resources are a cost.


Malcolm L. McCallum
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Texas A&M University Texarkana
2600 Robison Rd.
Texarkana, TX 75501
O: 1-903-223-3134
H: 1-903-791-3843


From: on behalf of Joe Nocito
Sent: Sat 5/27/2006 8:29 AM
To: Scott A. Ely;
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Ventant Benchmark

flaming time
How come every one talks about the reliability and walk away technology, but
no one ever talks about the price of running these machines? Shouldn't cost
be a factor also?
I've been in budget meetings all week. The only thing I heard was how
expensive it is to run immunos. Yeah, we have two XTs, what do you expect?

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the opinions of his employer, lawyers, siblings, significant others and
their lawyers.

Oh, by the way, I told the same thing to my Ventana Rep on Friday. He knows,
so y'all don't need to call my CEO. Y'all know who you are.

Let the flaming begin.

Histology Manager
Pathology Reference Lab
San Antonio, TX
----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott A. Ely" 
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 11:58 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Ventant Benchmark

> We are considering buying some new equipment.  I would like to know who
> uses the Ventana Benchmark
> immunostainer or other immunostainers and what you like and don't like
> about it.
> Scott Ely, MD MPH
> Section of Hematopathology
> Department of Pathology
> Weill Medical College of Cornell University
> New York Presbyterian Hospital
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