Re: [Histonet] LCM

From:Kim Merriam

Garry,I have not done LCM in a couple of years, but I have used both the Arcturus Autopix and the Arcturus Vertitas.  They are both good, but the Vertias is much easier to use and has the 2 major advantages:"laser cutting", which allows you to cut out a larger piece of the tissue very quickly (much better than having the laser fire over an entire large area).  This feature is not available on the mark-up; with the Autopix, you need to take a picture, mark up what you want to capture and then tell the machine to go.  You can mark your slides up live on-screen with the Veritas (it's much quicker, I can remember taking 10 or 20 pictures per slide, which could get time consuming).  The quicker everything can get done, the better quality your sample will be. It all depends on the type of samples you are planning to work with, if they are large or require large areas, the Veritas is well worth the extra money.  In addition, Arcturus is one of only a (very) small handful of companies that I would say has excellent customer service.  Their field technicians were always available to come and help me.  As you are in the UK, you would need to check to see what kind of local support they offer.Just my 2-cents.Kim Kim Merriam, MA, HT(ASCP)Cambridge, MA----- Original Message ----=0AFrom: Garry Ashton To: histonet@lists.utsouthwestern.eduSent: Thursday, October 11, 2007 6:59:44 AMSubject: [Histonet] LCMHi,I was just wondering, does anybody have any opinions on the lasercapture microdissection system they are currently using, and what iscurrently available, together with the pros and consMany thanks in advanceGarryPICRUK--------------------------------------------------------This email is confidential and intended solely for the use of the person(s) ('the intended recipient') to whom it was addressed. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research or the University of Manchester. It may contain information that is privileged & confidential within the meaning of applicable law. Accordingly any dissemination, distribution, copying, or other use of this message, or any of its contents, by any person other than the intended recipient may constitute a breach of civil or criminal law and is strictly prohibited. If you are NOT the intended recipient please contact the sender and dispose of this e-mail as soon as possible._______________________________________________Histonet mailing       ____________________________________________________________________________________Be a better Globetrotter. Get better travel answers from someone who knows. Yahoo! Answers - Check it out.
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