RE: Varistain Gemini of Thermo Shandon

From:Nick Bullough

Hi Jose,

Personally I'd avoid the Gemini, we had one on trial at the last lab I
worked at and found it to be very poor. It was flimsy (parts came away in
our hands) and quality of staining was variable.

In the end we went for the Sakura DRS2000 and were very happy with it. I
have also used the Leica and found it to be very reliable with good
consistent staining.

Best regards


Nick Bullough BSc(Hons) AIBMS
Pharmagene plc
2 Orchard Road
Herts SG8 5HD

-----Original Message-----
Sent: 23 September 2002 08:47
Subject: Varistain Gemini of Thermo Shandon

Hi to all: 
Someone with experience in the use of automatic slide stainer Varistain
Gemini of Thermo Shandon?. 
My questions for which they work with this device are: Years of use. Your
price, reliability, breakdowns... He has control of entry and water exit? He allows the use of baskets of another business firm, for example: baskets
of Tissue-Teck, of Shakura?. 
I am necessary to buy a stainner and I have doubts between that of Shakura,
Leyca and Shandow. 
Thank you for his opinions.

José Manuel Suárez de la Grana
A.T.S de Anatomía Patológica
C.H. "A. Marcide"
15406-El Ferrol-La Coruña- España

This message and any files transmitted with it are intended for the addressee only and
may contain information that is confidential or privileged. Unauthorised use is strictly
prohibited and may be unlawful.  If you are not the addressee, you should not read, copy,
disclose or otherwise use this message, except for the purpose of delivery to the
addressee. If you received it in error please notify us immediately and then destroy it.
Further, Pharmagene makes every effort to keep its network free from viruses including the
scanning of incoming and outgoing mail. However, you do need to check this e-mail and any
attachments to it for viruses as Pharmagene can take no responsibility for any computer
virus that might be transferred by way of this e-mail.
Pharmagene plc
2 Orchard Road,
SG8 5HD,
Registered in England & Wales under company number 03355618.


<< Previous Message | Next Message >>