[Histonet] I need opinions on Leica instruments

Cynthia Robinson robinsoc <@t> mercyhealth.com
Thu Apr 24 11:01:56 CDT 2014

We have the Peloris II and VIP processors, as well as Ventana.We are happy with the Peloris. It processes fatty tissue very well. The versatility with 2 retorts in one machine has allowed us to have several different processing times based on tissue size. We did have a learning curve with the Peloris as we have a smaller volume, <200 blocks per day. Initially we had to be more on top of the reagents and learn when to change versus waiting for the machine to signal a change. I wish Leica would have been a bit more helpful and up front about this. Leica did tell us that might have some issues due to our use of mesh cassettes and volume. I would be happy to answer questions  if you would like to contact me directly.

Cindi Robinson, HT(ASCP)
Mercy Medical Center-Sioux City
Dunes Medical Laboratories
350 W Anchor Drive
Dakota Dunes SD 57049

>>> "Duddey, Aimee" <ADuddey <@t> firsthealth.org> 4/24/2014 6:28 AM >>>
I am considering the Peloris II tissue processor and the Bond IHC stainer for our lab.  We are a 400 bed regional hospital with a growing outreach business.  We have had Thermo Excelsior processor for years and have never really been happy with it.  Of course our VIP is as reliable and consistent as they come.  We currently have a full Ventana line for IHC (2 ultras, 2 XTs, and BMK special stainer).  I would appreciate any feedback about Leica's line of products.  Please include experiences good and bad.
Thank you in advance.

Aimee M. Duddey, MLT(ASCP)
Assistant Director of Laboratory - Pathology FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital Pinehurst, NC 28374
(910) 715-5286
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