[Histonet] Clinical cryostat info needed

Mickie Johnson mickie25 <@t> netzero.net
Thu Jul 12 20:06:30 CDT 2007

Hi Leslie,

The Leica 1850 UV has a UV light for decontamination. It is a great cryostat
and easy to use. There are other brands out there some of which have
decontamination capability. I'm sure Micron and Thermo/Shandon models do
too. The Leica is the most ergonomic and the right height for the average
person (5'2" to 5'10") with little stooping over. Use a 2.5 degree knife
angle instead of 5 degrees it comes set at. Make sure the knife holder back
plate screws and lower horizontal plate screws (also on the knife holder)
are good and tight, when you first get it in. I have had chatter because of
this a couple of times.  Their anti-roll plate when adjusted correctly is
the bomb. I have converted several avid 'I only use a brush' individuals. I
set up Mohs labs and train Mohs technicians every week and they love Leica!
Good Luck.


Mickie Johnson, B.S., HTL(ASCP)
Mohs Histology Consulting Services, LLC
  & Mohs Lab Staffing
2507 S. Manito Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99203
Web: www.mohshistotemp.com & www.mohslabstaffing.com 
Email: mickie25 <@t> netzero.net

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[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Lesley
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2007 9:01 AM
To: Histology Network
Subject: [Histonet] Clinical cryostat info needed


	I need to provide information and approximate pricing for a clinical
cryostat - one with a decontamination system.  I would welcome responses
from vendors but any info on the best model out there - particularly any
models that are user-friendly for a wide range of potential users - would be
welcome.  Thank you


Lesley S. Bechtold
Senior Manager, Histopathology & Microscopy Sciences
The Jackson Laboratory
600 Main St.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

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