[Histonet] cassette writers

Victor Tobias victor <@t> pathology.washington.edu
Thu Sep 28 09:35:08 CDT 2006

We have 3 thermo units with the oldest one purchased in 2000. They have 
been extremely reliable and can print 2D bar-codes. The only drawback to 
the current model is that to add the bar-code to the cassette requires 
about 40 seconds per cassette. This is unacceptable in a high volume 
facility. They are coming out with the next generation model at the end 
of the year or early 07 which has a new print head that will take 
approx. 5 seconds per cassette. We are drooling over the prospects.


Charles.Embrey wrote:
> Alan,  We tested three different units this year, Sakura, TBS and
> Thermo.  The thermo unit was the only one that impressed us as to
> reliability.  The other two jammed up quite a bit.  Needless to say, my
> thermo unit is now on order.
> Charles Embrey, PA(ASCP),HT
> Carle Clinic, Illinois
> -----Original Message-----
> From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
> [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Alan
> Bishop
> Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2006 9:51 PM
> To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
> Subject: [Histonet] cassette writers
> Anyone got any recomendation for cassette writers? Need to go down that
> route by the end of the year but don't really know what is on offer at
> the
> moment and what is good or bad!
> All input appreciated.
> Cheers
> Alan Bishop
> Charge Scientist
> Histopathology
> Medlab Central
> Palmerston North
> New Zealand
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Victor Tobias
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