[Histonet] Re: Tissue Micro Arrayer
histojock <@t> hotmail.com
Mon Apr 11 17:41:48 CDT 2005
I assume that you ordered a Beecher MTA-II? If so you should expect a wait.
Beecher's orders for that model are running months ahead of production. I
understand that it's been a very popular machine. If you ask them nicely
they will send you an MTA-I to use until your MTA-II is ready or you can
just change the order to an MTA-I. For most labs the MTA-I is more than you
need anyway. Beecher normally has long wait times for everything they make.
Beecher is the only source for tissue arrayers as they own all of the
patents on them. Chemicon makes an arrayer by licensing a design from
Beecher but as noted already it is both inferior to and hugely more
expensive than the Beecher models ($60K!!! Chemicon vs. $10-20k Beecher).
Nobody who really knows tissue arrays buys the Chemicon. I've never heard
anybody speak highly of it.
>Does anyone know of another vendor that makes the tissue micro
>arrayer other than Beecher Instrument. I placed an order with
>Instrument in November, 2004 and they are telling us that it will still be
>months before it will be shipped. At this point I'm willing to look for
>Charlene Henry HT (ASCP), QIHC
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