[Histonet] IHC stainer

Greg Dobbin gvdobbin <@t> ihis.org
Fri Mar 13 19:57:48 CDT 2009

I guess I would have to echo that as well!

Greg Dobbin, R.T.
Chief Technologist, Anatomic Pathology
Dept. of Laboratory Medicine,
Queen Elizabeth Hospital,
P.O. Box 6600
Charlottetown, PE    C1A 8T5
Phone: (902) 894-2337
Fax: (902) 894-2385

"I find that the harder I work, the 
more luck I seem to have."
- Thomas Jefferson

>>> "Houston, Ronald" <Ronald.Houston <@t> nationwidechildrens.org>
3/13/2009 4:45:14 PM >>>
Can't speak highly enough of the BondMax form Leica Microsystems. If
cost is an issue and you're looking at what to avoid, IMHO avoid
anything Ventana

Ronnie Houston
Anatomic Pathology Manager
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus OH 43205
(614) 722 5450

-----Original Message-----
From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu 
[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of
Stephanie Weaver
Sent: Friday, March 13, 2009 3:17 PM
To: histonet post
Subject: [Histonet] IHC stainer

I am in a veterinary diagnostic lab.  In the past we have had very few
requests for IHC and have always sent slides out to another lab to
perform IHC as needed.  It is time for us to start doing our own and
join the modern age.  We have several certified technicians, but none
have experience with IHC and we typically have a relatively high
turnover rate.  Therefore, I am hoping to be able to buy an automated
stainer.  In the past most people on the list seemed to be very happy
with the Dako autostainer, but this past week has brought so many bad
remarks about Dako's service that I am reconsidering.  We probably
not need a high capacity autostainer, but I would like walk-away
capability with an easy to use system.  It will need to accept other
companies reagents, since veterinary infectious disease antibodies
aren't often sold by the major companies.  Also, cost is an issue and
would like to be able to bargain shop for reagents through other
companies.  Does anyone have any recommendations, or warnings as to
to avoid?

In a related issue, where do other animal tissue people get their
antibodies for infectious diseases, e.g. Parvovirus, canine distemper,
or FIP?

Thanks for the advice!

Stephanie Weaver
Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab

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