[Histonet] Sakura SmartSection

Morken, Timothy Timothy.Morken at ucsf.edu
Fri Jul 10 14:58:17 CDT 2015

Definitely it's not going to be the best solution for everything in histology. Routine cutting will be the main task, and controls slides are a natural. Considering the trouble we have finding good histotechs, a robot that works continuously can really take the pressure off the routine work and let our techs do the more complicated work.

Consider this as well: Sakura is redesigning its entire instrument line to allow robotic handoffs between them. We will see a totally robotic histology lab (tissue processing to H&E) in the near future.


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From: Simmons, Christopher [mailto:simmca at UPMC.EDU] 
Sent: Friday, July 10, 2015 12:44 PM
To: Morken, Timothy
Cc: Histonet
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Sakura SmartSection

Have it smart section undecalcified bone or teeth in plastic then I might give it a look But only a look You can never take the art away from the technicians Ever

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> On Jul 10, 2015, at 3:28 PM, Morken, Timothy <Timothy.Morken at ucsf.edu> wrote:
> Has anyone done any work with the Sakura SmartSection robot? We've had some blocks cut on it and have had good initial results. This could be a game-changer for histology staffing.
> Tim Morken
> Pathology Site Manager, Parnassus
> Supervisor, Electron Microscopy/Neuromuscular Special Studies 
> Department of Pathology UC San Francisco Medical Center
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