Fwd: RE: SPAM-LOW: [Histonet] Ventana Benchmark

From:Patricia Adams

Amy, I agree with Douglas on this, I have used
all of the Ventana IHC systems, and been for
training on the Dako, which I am using now.
I have liked using both types for different
reasons.  The Benchmark, because everything is
done on board, and the Dako because I have
In the hospital setting the Benchmark was my
choice, put the slides on and finish cutting and
staining.  Now doing research I need to be able
to control all things.  
All things said I like both.
--- Douglas D Deltour  wrote:

> From: "Douglas D Deltour" 
> To: "'Amy Farnan'" ,
> Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 08:51:15 -0500
> Subject: RE: SPAM-LOW:  [Histonet] Ventana
> Benchmark
> CC: 
> Amy,
> I am afraid that you just opened a BIG can of
> worms.
> Anyway I will give you a different viewpoint
> than the others will.
> If you have any concerns of technician
> turn-over or training anyone that has
> little or no immuno experience then I recommend
> the Benchmark XT. It is
> "almost" dummy-proof. You can have a tech
> running it in about a week. You
> will pay for the ease of operation though. To
> if you are short staffed and
> have techs with little or no immuno experience
> it is priceless. 
> The other systems are open systems that will
> give you a more flexibility.
> They are more difficult to operate and require
> a bit more immuno experience
> and theory. If you have a experienced immuno
> staff and are not concerned
> about turnover then this is one to consider. 
> Good luck. 
> Douglas D. Deltour HT(ASCP)
> Histology Manager
> Professional Pathology Services, PC
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: histonet-bounces@lists.utsouthwestern.edu
> On Behalf Of Amy Farnan
> Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 7:10 AM
> To: histonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu
> Subject: SPAM-LOW: [Histonet] Ventana Benchmark
> Hi everyone. I am looking for some feedback on
> the Ventana Benchmark
> stainer. I have a tech that worked with a
> Ventana stainer at her previous
> job and did not care for it. System was to
> closed for her. I have another
> tech that has not used the stainer but went to
> the recent Region II meeting
> and attended a workshop on evaluating IHC
> stainers. The Ventana Benchmark
> was not given favorable reviews. I do know some
> area hospitals that have it
> that really like it. Can you give me some pros
> and cons?
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