RE: Automated Coverslipper

From:"Morken, Tim"

Ross wrote: <>

It's funny how perceptions can be different. We got  a tape coverslipper and
I switched to it without telling the pathologists (8 very picky guys, who
take a lot of photos). After about two weeks the pickiest of them asked me
"when are you going to start using the new coverslipper. I want to see how
the slides look." I just laughed and pointed to a slide on his desk and told
him he already had been seeing samples for awhile. I think pre-conceived
notions can lead to poor acceptance with many things like that.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ross Stapf []
Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2002 12:31 PM
Subject: Re: Automated Coverslipper

We use the Sakura Tape Coverslipper.  It is much faster.  Once you get it
going it is very easy to maintain.


Get some slides which have been coverslipped with the tape Coverslipper and
have all of your Pathologists read them.  Some Pathologists absolutely hate
the appearance of the tape coverslip.

Also many people have had problems with old slides coverslipped with the
tape.  The coverslip lifts off and the section comes with it.  To combat
this problem if you choose the Sakura, ensure that there is adequate
clearing of the slide in Xylene and that enough Xylene is getting on every
slide in the cover slipping process.  Also if you can store your slides in a
controlled environment with constant temperature and humidity, this will
help prevent this as well.

Ross Stapf

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