[Histonet] Microwaves VENDOR RESPONSE

Bartlett, Jeanine (CDC/CCID/NCZVED) jqb7 <@t> CDC.GOV
Thu Sep 6 10:58:49 CDT 2007

Do you use the TT/Mega just for special staining? 

Jeanine Bartlett
Infectious Disease Pathology Branch
(404) 639-3590 
jeanine.bartlett <@t> cdc.hhs.gov

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Doug
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 11:48 AM
To: Kathleen Boozer; Phil McArdle; Joe Nocito
Cc: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Microwaves VENDOR RESPONSE

Sorry Joe, but budgets aside, I think you get what you pay for. We are a
high volume lab and have gone through at least 8 "Wal Mart" microwaves
in the last 5 years. We now have the TT Mega, and it is wonderful, it is
all about control as much as you can. Morphology is amazing.

Doug Geddes BSc, MLT
Department of Pathology
London Helath Sciences Centre
London, ON

>>> "Joe Nocito" <jnocito <@t> satx.rr.com> 2007-09-05 11:56 AM >>>
ok, but with the budgets today, many people can't afford a $1749
microwave when they can buy one at Walmart, K-Mart, or somewhere else
for $79.
    Not to make you angry or anything, but I'm wondering how long has it
been since you worked in a lab? Histo's budget is the first one cut in
the lab because we are not essential.
I can't count how many times I fought and fought for my budgets.
    If I tried to justify a $1749 microwave for special stains, HIER or
whatever, I would have been laughed out the manager's office.
    Just my 4 cents.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Phil McArdle" <PMcArdle <@t> ebsciences.com>
To: "Kathleen Boozer" <BoozerKA <@t> ah.org>
Cc: <histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Microwaves VENDOR RESPONSE

> Again, a microwave vendor weighs in (so far I haven't received any 
> flames), so read at your own risk. :-)
> At the risk of sounding overly and overtly commercial, after reading
> after post of $30,000+ and $18,000 and similarly high figures for lab 
> microwaves, I really feel the need to set the record straight.
> on the usage requirements, we have laboratory microwaves as low as
> for a "bare bones" model for simple operations, to mid-priced units,
> under $11,000 for a vacuum equipped microwave processor capable of the
> 0.5 degree C temperature control necessary for tissue processing.
> (I can feel the heat already!)
> There are many compelling reasons to replace a kitchen microwave with
> lab model; feel free to download, read, and even share with colleagues
> Microwave Companion at
> http://www.ebsciences.com/pdf/EBS_MW_COMPANION.pdf 
> Best regards, and see you at NSH,
> Phil McArdle
> -- 
> Phil McArdle
> Microwave Product Manager
> Energy Beam Sciences, Inc.
> 29-B Kripes Rd.
> East Granby, CT 06026
> Tel:  800.992.9037 x 341
> Mobile: 860.597.6796
> Fax: 860.653.0422
> pmcardle <@t> ebsciences.com 
> www.ebsciences.com 
> Kathleen Boozer wrote:
>> What is the best microwave for a small lab using it only for heating 
>> Bouin's and Silver Nitrate for special stains?  I just can't believe
>> would have to spend $30,000+ or slow down and use a waterbath.
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