[Histonet] Ventana stainer, Symphony
Marshall Terry Dr,
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
Rotherham General Hospital
terry.marshall <@t> rothgen.nhs.uk
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
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?
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