[Histonet] Dako Artisan VS. Ventana Benchmark speical stainer
Scott.Lindrud at rice.willmar.mn.us
Wed Jul 5 09:03:31 CDT 2017
We use the Dako Artisan for special staining and it performs great. We've been utilizing ours for about 7 years now. We use the following staining protocols:
The staining is consistent and reproducible for all of our protocols. The stainer is easy to set up and maintain. Ours has been super reliable and when we have had problems, their technical support is helpful. Getting a Field Service Engineer out to make repairs for the few times we've needed it has always been prompt (within a day).
I have no experience with the Benchmark so I can't compare that to the Artisan, but I would have to give the Artisan Link a "2 thumbs up" review!
Scott Lindrud, MLS(ASCP)CM CTCM
Histopathology Technical Specialist
Rice Memorial Hospital
From: Miranda Giorgi [mailto:mgiorgi at incdx.com]
Sent: Monday, July 03, 2017 1:38 PM
To: histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] Dako Artisan VS. Ventana Benchmark speical stainer
Our lab is currently evaluating the Benchmark Special Stainer from Ventana and we are finding the stain quality and consistency to be lacking, especially the retic and trichrome. While we have the opportunity, we would like to consider an alternative platform, the Dako Artisan. Has anyone used one or both of these plans? If so, can you provide any feedback on your experience, including any pros or cons?
Any feedback is very much appreciated as we do not want to be stuck with an instrument that is not going to work.
Thanks in advance!
Miranda Giorgi, HTL (ASCP)cm
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