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From:Mary Stevens <mstevens@genetics.com> (by way of histonet)
To:histonet <histonet@magicnet.net>
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Hi all,

Unless your institiutional guidelines state otherwise, testing
systems is not necessary, what you need is documentation.  Contact
the vendor or manufacturer of the equipment via the internet, or by
phone.  I am on a team at my institution to evaluate all lab
equipment - I have found that 95% of the lab equipment information I
need is on the web site - and so far I have found no equipment to be
non-compliant - that make the job very easy!  To meet the guidelines
of our company, I simply print the appropriate information from the
internet which states whether the equipment or software is compliant.
 I have already evaluated several peices of equipment (a dozen or so),
and it's taken less than 2 hours - total time.

As the millenium approaches I image the Y2K issue will be discussed
more on the histonet.  My advice (for what it's worth) is to plan
ahead, validate and replace equipment or software, as needed, well in
advance of 12/31/00.

Good luck-
Mary Stevens
Genetics Institute
Andover, MA

>>> Janice Mahoney <jmahone@nmhs.org> - 10/29/98 1:54 PM >>>
Hi fellow netters,
Hasd anyone actually tested their processors etc. to see what will
when we try to change the date to Jan 1, 2000?
Does anyone have The e-mail address of Sakura.  I need info on their
recommendation on how and when to test.
Thanks in advance for the info.
Jan Mahoney
Methodist Hospital
Omaha, NE

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