Re: [Histonet] New cryostat questions

From:Rene J Buesa

The Leica is technologically top of the line.
René J.

--- On Fri, 9/5/08, Bell, Lynne  wrote:

From: Bell, Lynne 
Subject: [Histonet] New cryostat questions
To: "histonet" 
Date: Friday, September 5, 2008, 2:41 PM

I am hoping to purchase a new cryostat within the next few weeks.
Currently we have an antiquated Tissue Tek that was purchased in 1988
(!).  Right now we have a Leica CM1950 that we are demoing and I am
looking at demoing a Thermo Scientific Microm HM550.  We really like the
Leica (this one has a vacuum and UV disinfection), but of course I
haven't tried any other brand to compare.

I would appreciate any comments regarding these two cryostats or any
others that you feel would merit a demonstration.  We do not perform a
huge amount of frozen sections, but enough so that we need a unit that
is reliable, easy to use, and is ergonomic.



Lynne A. Bell, HT (ASCP)
Central Vermont Medical Center
P. O. Box 547
130 Fisher Road
Barre, VT  05641

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