Thank you; Re: [Histonet] automated immunostainers
|From:||"Mauricio S. Morais" |
I want to thank all that reply my original message.
They are all posted below for future reference if anyone else need it.
Mauricio S. Morais
Can anyone give me an idea about the costs of the machines (system) plus
I wish to know if worth to have one to process 6-10 slides/day.
Mauricio S. Morais
Senior Research Technician
Nutrition, Exercise, Physiology, and Sarcopenia Laboratory (NEPS)
Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
711 Washington Street, Rm 436
Boston, MA 02111
Mauricio, It may not seem that an instrument is necessary to process a
amount of slides, but you should ask yourself if having an uninterrupted
block of time is worthwhile. In otherwords, instead of tending to your
slides every few minutes for several hours, you could run an instrument
have that extended time to concentrate on something.
Lab Vision makes relatively inexpensive immunostaining instruments
(including a new 36-slide model) for $35K to $50K, but maybe that is not
what you need.
There are also some setups that make manual staining more efficient.
the ThermoShandon Sequenza immuno work station.
It allows you to easily add reagents without handling the slides. It is
faster than manual staining, but not expensive like an instrument.
You might also look at the Biocare Medical Kinetic Slide Stainer.
Again, it limits slide handling.
Lab Vision / NeoMarkers
47790 Westinghouse Dr
Fremont, CA 94539
Greetings! I happen to see this request on the Histonet and though of
responding to you directly. I represent Biocare Medical, which is
new company that offers Semi-Manual Kinetic Slide Stainer and other
Immunohistochemistry products. I am attaching a pdf literature on our IQ
Kinetic stainer that could hold 24-36 slides on the slide rack (12
each rack and comes in 2 or 3 racks). This slide holder eliminates the
handling once loaded and has a Hot Bar that could be controlled
between RT-99 Degree C (Programmable). For washes, the rack could be
in an inclined position on grooves thus eliminating slide handling. The
kinetic effect provided by the shaker helps better reaction at a lower
The reagents are to be added manually.
Please read the prices on the 24 slides as $5795 in the literature. We
offer Polymer Detection and Double stain detection cocktails and kits.
our web site www.biocare.net for further details. If you any further
questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Technical Sales (Research Division)
Phone: (925) 952-3901
Fax: (925) 944-7888
Please visit us at www.biocare.net for the latest.
I am the sales consultant for Cell Marque and have sent you a couple of
attachments that gives details on the cost per slide with Cell Marque's
products. We do not have an automated immunostainer but all of our
work for manual customers or automated customers. Please let me know if
have any questions or would like to receive a catalog from our company.
Cell Marque Corporation
Technical Sales Consultant
DAKO autostainers run about $45,000 to buy and $5000/year in a
contract. It holds 48 slides/run. You can use your own reagents.
Ventana NeXes autostainers are about $20-30,000 to buy and $5000/year in
maintenance contract. It holds 20 slides/run. You have to use their
Scientist, IHC Lab
U of MN Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
"Mauricio S. Morais" wrote:
> Hello Histonetters.
> Can anyone give me an idea about the costs of the machines (system) plus
> monthly maintenance?
> I wish to know if worth to have one to process 6-10 slides/day.
> Thank you.
> Mauricio S. Morais
> Senior Research Technician
> Nutrition, Exercise, Physiology, and Sarcopenia Laboratory (NEPS)
> TUFTS University
> Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
> 711 Washington Street, Rm 436
> Boston, MA 02111
> (617) 556-3226
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