[Histonet] Ventana stainer, Symphony

Marshall Terry Dr, Consultant Histopathologist Terry.Marshall <@t> rothgen.nhs.uk
Tue Mar 22 12:09:48 CST 2005

$150K for a machine that does something better done by hand?
I think not.

Dr Terry L Marshall, B.A.(Law), M.B.,Ch.B.,F.R.C.Path
 Consultant Pathologist
 Rotherham General Hospital
 South Yorkshire
        terry.marshall <@t> rothgen.nhs.uk

-----Original Message-----
From: Joyce Cline [mailto:jcline <@t> wchsys.org]
Sent: 22 March 2005 17:59
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] Ventana stainer, Symphony

     The Ventana Symphony can stain at the same time, non-gyn,paps and
H&E slides.
The stainer squirts the stains onto each individual slide instead of
diping into a solution. This provides the ability to prevent cross
contamination between Histo & Cyto slides and between non-gyn & paps. Of
course robotics and programming are the expensive part.
I really appreciate everyone's help so far, it has made our research on
automating our lab much more efficient.  I began looking at several H&E
stainers and don't quit understand Ventana's Symphony product.  It is
very expensive ($150k) and I'm not sure why it is so much more than all
the other comparable products out there.  Am I missing something?

This message contains confidential information and is intended only for
the individual named. If you are not the named addressee you should not
disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail. Please notify the sender
immediately by e-mail if you have received this e-mail by mistake and
delete this e-mail from your system.

Histonet mailing list
Histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu

More information about the Histonet mailing list