RE: [Histonet] slide stainers and lablers


We do not have labelers, but we recently purchased a stainer.  I'm assuming you are asking about H&E stainers.  We purchased the Microm HMS760X.  It is a very good instrument with the ability to run different programs at the same time with continuous loading.  It comes with a computer that shows you where every rack is and all sorts of information about time, next step and age of reagents.
We also tested the new Surgipath stainer and found it to be very good also, providing some of the same information as the Microm in a smaller package (the Microm stainer is quite large, so space is an issue).  
I have also used the Thermo Gemini and thought it to be a nice system except for some software glitches and structural defects.  The last time I talked to a sales rep. he assured me that they had been fixed.
Last, I have also used the Sakura stainer and found it to be very good, but also quite large and not as informative as the three previous ones.  

My recommendation is try as many as you can and don't rush your decision because once you spend that kind of money on a piece of equipment you're expected to keep it for many years to come.

If you were looking for immuno stainer my one choice is the Ventana Benchmark XT.

Juan C. Gutierrez, HT(ASCP)
Histology Laboratory Supervisor

My opinions are my own and do not reflect those of my employer.  Long live free speech!

-----Original Message-----
From: Jennifer Sipes [] 
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2004 2:14 PM
Subject: [Histonet] slide stainers and lablers

I'm looking for any info on slide stainers and slide lablers.  Our lab is looking to purchase one of each.  All responses will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks to everyone for helping me out whether it is now or in the past.  You guys ar egreat and I love this forum!

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