Re: Fisher LX 120 tissue processor Do you like it??

Dear Jennifer, Dear Jamie;

Just a brief update on the LX120, which may answer some questions:

At the time Jennifer was using the LX120, it was manufactured by a company 
called IMS. We distributed this product, were aware of some problems and 
tried our best to motivate IMS to address them. In the meantime, a company 
called OXIS bought IMS and went about resurrecting the LX120 and addressing 
all the shortcomings, real and perceived that had been reported by users 
during the IMS period of manufacture. We believe they have done this with 
great success and a very talented group of engineers and product developers.

The LX120 is a very cost effective and efficient tissue processing option, 
which we believe is well worth a second look. Please feel free to give us a 
call, if we can be of assistance.

Elfi Hacker
HACKER Instruments & Industries Inc
Tel: 1-800-4-HACKER or (973) 226-8450

<< Hi Jamie,
 I do not currently have an LX120 but I worked with one for 2 years from
 1994-1996ish.  The machine that I used had numerous problems.  According to
 the manufacturer of the machine, most of them stemmed from the fact that I
 used a xylene substitute for the cleaning cycles and it didn't do the job.
 The Fisher service people were in my lab at least every month.  There were
 also other problems, such as I needed the motherboard replaced twice!  I
 found the machine worked well as far as processing tissues.  When it was
 operable, that is.  I look forward to seeing what others have to say.  
 Jennifer Hofecker, HT (ASCP)
 University of Rochester

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