Re: [Histonet]immuno stainers

From:"Joe Nocito"

I had the distinct pleasure (?) of working with other machines, but used 
Biocare's antibodies and you are right. When we had a problem working up an 
antibody or a problem with something else, they were always kind, courteous 
and very patient. Unlike other companies were it took them 3-4 days to fix 
their machine. Only because they were fixing other machines. (what's that=20
say about the machine)?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kim Merriam" 
To: "Histonet" 
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2007 9:59 AM
Subject: Fw: [Histonet]immuno stainers

Here was my response, I inadvertantly hit the "reply to sender" button 
instead of "reply to all".

Kim Merriam, MA, HT(ASCP)
Cambridge, MA

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Kim Merriam 
To: Christine Tambasco 
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2007 9:23:14 AM
Subject: Re: [Histonet]immuno stainers

I have been using a Nemesis for about 4 years now and I love the machine.=20
The reason that I bought it was due to its large capacity (up to 84 slides); 
but I find that it is very flexible in terms of using multiple staining 
protocols and antibodies on the same run.  I work in a biotech research 
histology lab, so we rarely do the same stain from day to day; so 
flexibility is key in this environment.

The software is very similar to the DAKO machine and the machine itself is 
the same as the LabVision machine.  One thing I have to say is that BIocare 
is a very customer-oriented company, which is very important to me.  If I=20
have a question about a stain (or the machine), they are very available to 
help me out.  Also, if there is a problem with the machine, the repair guy 
comes right away to fix it.  I can only say that about a few companies that 
I have dealt with.

If you have any specific questions, let me know.

Kim Merriam, MA, HT(ASCP)
Cambridge, MA

----- Original Message ----
From: Christine Tambasco 
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 5:25:55 PM
Subject: Re: [Histonet]immuno stainers

Anybody  have  an  experiences  with  the  Nemisis from BioCare? Would
   appreciate any feed back. Thanks

   Christine Tambasco, HT (ASCP)

   St Marys Hospital, Amsterdam NY

     From:  "Mike Schlicht" 
     Subject:  Re: [Histonet] Special Stainers
     Date:  Wed, 12 Sep 2007 12:51:34 -0700
     >We  are  currently  using  the DAKO Artisan for silver stains, and
     >some  problems  with  uneven  staining every now and then, usually
     >the dispensers are close to being empty, so we stop using the kit
     >when there are 5 tests remaining to help reduce some of the
     >problems.  We had a demo of the Nexus stainer, and found that the
     >result were about the same.
     >San Luis Obispo, CA
     >>Message: 15
     >>Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 18:32:37 -0500
     >>From: "Rebecca Johnson" 
     >>Subject: [Histonet] Special Stainers
     >>To: "histonet" 
     >>Message-ID: <011a01c7f4cc$09fefcc0$7b48f9d8@CHURCH>
     >>Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
     >>What special stainers is everyone using?  I now have a Ventana
     >>Nexus. Bought in 1999.  I know this is old, but it has been
     >>maintained well. We have had problems with it several times over
     >>the years. Mostly with sliver stains or uneven staining and no
     >>staining.  I would like to know what others are using and your
     >>experiences are. Thanks for all you help.
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