[Histonet] RE: Looking for input on tissue processors

Marcum, Pamela A PAMarcum <@t> uams.edu
Mon Jul 29 08:24:04 CDT 2013

Hi Jim,

We have four Excelsiors here at UAMS in the Histology Lab.  We bought two to replace very old VIPs over 2 years ago and were very happy with the processing and the safety.  We have less exposure to fumes as well as ease of use.  As supervisor I am concerned about safety.  If I find something that will meet or exceed our needs while improving safety and reduce my reagent costs I will go for it.  The Excelsiors, especially since we now have replaced all except our bone marrow processor have reduced our cost by about 60% for processing.  We have had very few problems and they have been very responsive to us on any questions.  Training was excellent in Kalamazoo.   


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From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Vickroy, Jim
Sent: Monday, July 29, 2013 8:05 AM
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Subject: [Histonet] Looking for input on tissue processors

We are evaluating tissue processors to replace one of our 1980's VIP.  So far we have looked at the Thermofisher STP420, Leica ASP6025, VIP6, and we may look at theThermofisher Excelsior ES.
I would be interested in the opinions of other customers which processor they would go with and why.

James Vickroy BS, HT(ASCP)

Surgical  and Autopsy Pathology Technical Supervisor Memorial Medical Center

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