[Histonet] [External] Tissue processor advice

Daniel Pesino Daniel.Pesino at TrinityHealthOfNE.org
Wed Sep 16 13:40:20 CDT 2020

Hi Colleen -

I've used both and I enjoyed both machines. The Leica instrument feels a bit more modern and the reagent management system is useful for reagent changing schedules. The changing of reagents and wax is pretty easy with the drainage hose. I've rarely had any issues with them, but have had plenty of issues with the Peloris instruments (made by Leica).

The VIP is a workhorse. Very rarely have we had problems with the instrument. It's very reliable, but not quite as "flashy" as the Leica instrument.

I'm not sure about parts for the VIP, but if you don't have a service plan for the ASP300S, be prepared to pay out the nose for parts. I was quoted over $1,000 for a wax drain hose that was literally a piece of plastic piping with a simple connector on it.



Daniel Pesino, HTL(ASCP)QIHCCM
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Trinity Health Of New England
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HEllo Histoneters,

I am looking at replacing my VIP2000, porr girl finally quit on me.

The two processors I am looking at:

Leica ASP300S
Sakura VIP5

Any of you out there who have used either of these or both, can you give me pros , cons, yes, no....I am just looking for experiences those who have used them can share.

Thank you in advance.

Colleen Forster HT(ASCP)QIHC
BLS Histology and IHC Laboratory
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