Re: [Histonet] RE: Dako and Leica immunostainers

From:John Steel

Perhaps, you need to ask this professional's level of comfort in performing IHC...Best regards,Jerry________________________________From: Amos Brooks To:; "" =0ASent: Friday, November 21, 2008 5:06:54 PMSubject: [Histonet] RE: Dako and Leica immunostainersNo Way!!  Just because there are new gadgets & gizmos on the newer instrumentsdoesn't make them better. Versatility = Simplicity! Taking an instrumentthat works GREAT off the market just because there are newer ones that areall limited is dumb. We should follow Darwin and see the natural selectionprocess through. More complicated systems are often more buggy (... see M$Vista for example). Bells & Whistles are not selling points. Consistency &Versatility are.Gettin off my soapbox...AmosMessage: 23Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 18:35:55 -0500From: "Sally Price" Subject: [Histonet] RE: Dako and Leica immunostainersTo:,,,,      trathborne@somerset-healthcare.comMessage-ID:      Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1All,After reading this thread I just had offer my comments.  I'm not a big fanof systems that do the dewax and AR, primarily because it costs way too much=0Ato automate these steps.  I've never used the Bond, but I hear that you'vegotta put some plastic thingy - that probably costs too much - on top ofeach slide, you gotta use their detection reagents - which probably=0Acost more than other companies, they charge you for empty barcodedreagent containers, all the slides in the same tray have to use the samedetection reagents - which means that the continuous-feed feature has someserious limits, it can't do double-stains, and they have less than 50IVD-approved antbodies.  Can someone verify for me if all this issues aretrue?  If so, why would someone want one of these stainers?  The Dakostainer is a dinosaur and with all the newre/better ones available,they should probably take it off the market.Cheers,Sally_______________________________________________Histonet mailing listHistonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu      
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