[Histonet] RE: Beecher Instruments

Helen Fedor hfedor <@t> jhmi.edu
Fri Mar 4 15:09:34 CST 2011

Hello, There is a company that I just ran a few months ago. http://www.pathologydevices.com/TMArrayer.htm  they have a manual arrayer that is running about 30,000.00. A little more than the Beecher Arrayer but it does offer some improvements. They are also able to sell the Needles that will fit into the Beecher instrument. I have spoken to Ron Gebing at Pathology Devices and he is responsive and reachable.

I am very optimistic, He has many units in use in the U.S. and the world.

Helen L. Fedor 

Tissue Microarray Lab, Manager
Prostate Spore Lab, Manager
Johns Hopkins University
600 N. Wolfe St, | Marburg Room 406
Baltimore, MD | 21287-7065


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Subject: [Histonet] Beecher Instruments
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Histonetters...It has been a longtime concern of mine that the only
company offering TMA instrumentation was Beecher Instruments.....and the
wait list for those, was totally unacceptable. It came to my attention
today, from a reliable source at a university.... that Beecher has gone
out of business...( after buying Chemicon's arrayer...and taking away
the only real alternative). I have heard from  the same reliable source
they may be purchased by a foreign investor...my prayer is that perhaps
that could be Leica! Does anyone have more info on this? I wonder what
this means for those who already have one.....at least I am on the wait
list!  We have tried several manual systems from molds to punches....and
there seems no real competition from these, which are difficult to
control or expensive to use.  What is the word out there....suggestions
for us "wait-ors"..... CB
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