Re: [Histonet] Stainers

From:Paula Pierce

I love my Sequenza. It is all I use. (Have 2 old Ventanas gathering dust)I only purchased the racks and reuse the coverplates. I do not work for Thermo either.Paula PierceExcalibur Pathology, Inc.=0A631 N Broadway Ave.Moore, OK Original Message ----From: Amos Brooks To:; "" Sent: Saturday, September 13, 2008 2:55:54 PMSubject: [Histonet] StainersHi Joyce,  We have an Autostainer (Dako) for the majority of our IHC. Often,however,  I use a product from Thermo. The Sequenza IHC system is a bitbloated. It has a timer and a place to put the reagents ... kinda sillyhonestly. But, the Sequenza staining racks with cover plates (rest of thesystem aside) are nothing short of AWESOME! The racks hold 10 slidesvertically which have cover plates on them. You put the reagents into areservoir on top and they displace the previous reagent which drips out thebottom. The racks can be left in the fridge overnight if you like. Thecapillary gap prevents the reagents from sloshing around and giving youdried out sections like horizontal humidity chambers. BTW you can re-use thecoverplates, just wash them really well and don't scratch or warp them.  Separately I'll attach a pdf of the product because it is only in theolder Thermo catalog, not the new one. Please note I do NOT work for Thermoor anything. I only reccommend really cool stuff that I've used and workswell. "A (cool product) is a (cool product). That which (comes from onecompany) by any other name would still (be as cool)" -- Shakespeare -ish:-)Amos=0AMessage: 3Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 12:25:07 -0500From: "Rush, Joyce" Subject: [Histonet] StainersTo: Message-ID:      <2337362E8548BE4C85EE5DD5D526B0850122C93A@sjw3smail2.SJMCMN.ORG>Content-Type: text/plain;  =A0   charset="us-ascii"We are a low volume lab and currently do a limited menu of special andIHC stains on a stainer.  We do our H&E's by hand.  The stains for ourIHC stainer are getting harder and harder to get.  We are consideringsending our IHC's out and getting a stainer for H&E and special stains.I'd appreciate any ideas from smaller volume labs.  We do about 15,000surgicals per year.  I do apologize for asking about this as I know it'sbeen covered over the years.Thanks so much!_______________________________________________Histonet mailing listHistonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu
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