[Histonet] VIP or ESCELSIOR ES

Lynette Pavelich lpaveli1 <@t> hurleymc.com
Tue Jan 23 11:11:47 CST 2007

We have used both.  Started out using the VIP, and when it wore out,
naturally assumed that we would again purchase another VIP.  Then we
demo'd the Excelsior and our histotechs would not let me send it back. 
I believe that there are two key reasons why.  The configuration of the
cassette baskets leaves some space in between the cassettes, thus
allowing better flow of the solutions.  We have had a markedly smaller
amount of reprocessed specimens.  The other reason why the techs loved
it is the dramatically less hands on maintenance.  As you know, it is a
whole different concept using the "alcohol quality" on the Excelsior.  I
have been around for 34 years in histo, and frankly, this old dog was a
skeptic!!!  But no more.  We've had it for 3 years, and use it daily. 
Sometimes old dogs need new toys!!
Hope I've helped.


>>> "Jaynes, Florinda" <JaynesF <@t> pediatrics.ohio-state.edu> 01/23/07
10:53 AM >>>

We have to make a decision very soon to purchase a Processor Vip or
Excelsior ES.
We would appreciate any comments from user as to wich one they preffer
and wy.

Thank you in advance for your feedback,

F. Jaynes
Senior HT 
Columbus. Ohio

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