[Histonet] Sakura VIP 5

Joe Nocito jnocito <@t> satx.rr.com
Mon Jan 12 22:30:23 CST 2004

my VIP 5 is a year old and I had to replace the rotary valve twice (under
the warranty of course) and it still sounds pretty rough when pumping in
solutions. Also, you have to make sure that you secure the lid very well or
when the retort pressurizes, the lid pops open and processing stops.  Other
than that, it's okay, but I still like the old VIPs better.

Joe Nocito BS, HT (ASCP) QIHC
Histology Manager
Pathology Reference Lab
San Antonio, Texas
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kathleen Roberts" <kgrobert <@t> rci.rutgers.edu>
To: <histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
Sent: Monday, January 12, 2004 12:08 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Sakura VIP 5

> Hey, Histonetters!
> We here at the Neurotoxicology Labs at Rutgers University are thinking
> of buying a Sakura VIP 5 tissue processor, benchtop model.  I would
> appreciate any comments, praise, cursing, advice, etc. from those of you
> who either have one, or have used one before we send in the PO.
> Also, are there any other models from any other companies that you think
> we should investigate?
> Thank you in advance-
> Kathleen Roberts
> Principal LabTechnician
> Neurotoxicology Laboratories
> Dept of Pharmacology and Toxicology
> Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
> Rutgers University
> 41 B Gordon Rd
> Piscataway, NJ 08854
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