Re: Reviews of Cryostats

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From:Ian Montgomery <ian.montgomery@bio.gla.ac.uk> (by way of histonet)
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>Date: Wed, 04 Nov 1998 13:43:49 +0000 (GMT)
>From: Richard Pitman <r.pitman@zetnet.co.uk>
>Subject: Re: Reviews of Cryostats
>To: histonet@pathology.swmed.edu
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>
>> One of the researchers in our company is in search of a new cryostat.  So
>> far he has mentioned a Leica,
>> a Zeiss and a Sakura cryostat (no specific model mentioned).  Are there
>> others out there?  Also, he would appreciate any feedback on the cryostats
>> from the above mentioned companies; such as the repair record, ease of use,
>> ergonomic issues, are you happy with the one you're using, etc.
>
>We're happy with our Bright cryostat. Had it for > 12 years, few
>problems. The Microtome itself is bulletproof, and has needed no
>attention. A couple of refrigeration problems have been repaired by
>local refrigeration engineers. Price compares v favourably with
>similar spec from competitors.
>
>Richard, Worcester Royal Infirmary, GB
>
	Have to agree with Richard, but his cryostat is a youngster, mine
is 25 and still going strong.
Ian.

Dr. Ian Montgomery,
West Medical Building,
University of Glasgow,
Glasgow,
G12 8QQ,
Scotland.
Tel: 0141 339 8855 Extn. 6602.
Fax: 0141 330 4100.
e-mail: ian.montgomery@bio.gla.ac.uk




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