[Histonet] Leica microtomes, service and suggestion

pmarcum <@t> vet.upenn.edu pmarcum <@t> vet.upenn.edu
Sat Dec 15 08:12:12 CST 2007

I agree with Gayle and all who are satisfied with Leica equipment and service. 
In fact my only complaint would be it is so popular it is sometimes hard to get
a piece of equipment as fast as you may want it.  

Service has been excellent and I can always reach someone to get help.  Personal
issues should be handled in private and not over HiatoNet.  We would all have
been happy to make suggestions for microtomes if that had been your question. 
It may have been a problem that so many of us recommended Leica.  I have a
research cryostat and three microtomes so we have a history for paraffin,
plastics and great frozens with Leica and would not consider any others to
replace or add to our laboratory.

Pam Marcum

Quoting Gayle Callis <gayle.callis <@t> bresnan.net>:

> TO:  Robert J. Schloesser, MD
>         Visiting Research Fellow
> Our experience with Leica has been one of extreme satisfaction for both
> longevity of equipment and service for all our Leica microtomes and cryostats
> over the past 27 years.  In fact their service has been above and beyond the
> call of duty  more times than once.  They have bent over backward to make
> things work for us, and will for you too, if you contact the company
> directly.  It is considered impolite and rather unprofessional to air
> personal complaints or bash any company/vendor on Histonet.   
> However you did request a suggestion for an instrument to cryosection brain. 
> I would highly recommend what Leica has to offer as their equipment is
> excellent.  Either a cryostat, microtome to handle frozen brain or working
> with their vibrating microtome for fresh and/or fixed tissues. 
> Always a satisfied Leica customer for microtomes AND cryostats 
> Gayle Callis 
> Bozeman MT      
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