Manual Staining Procedures

Published : 11/29/2021 08:50:27
Categories : Applications

Manual Staining Procedures

The intent of our blog is also to gather information from the field. In other words, we need you, our customers, and users of our products to tell us what your needs and requirements are.

Today, we would like to pick your brains on our manual staining apparatus. Here are a few questions we would like to have answered. You can reply below in the comment section. Feel free to share with us anything that we have not mentioned and that you see as important.

First, regarding our StainTray™:

We offer three capacities; 10, 20, and 30 slides. Are those capacities appropriate for the work you do? If not, what volume would you prefer; smaller? or larger?

Do you use this unit with the transparent cover or with the opaque one? Is the cover snug enough to maintain the humidity level required? Do you ever experiment with slides drying out and, if you do, after how long?

Is the construction sturdy enough? Are the polymer strips still performing like when they were new? If you had improvements to suggest, what would they be?

Now let’s discuss the EasyDip™ staining system:

Is the 12 slide capacity sufficient? Too large? Or too small? If your answer is the latter, how many slides would you like to be able to stain at once? The capacity for solutions is 80 ml. Is this appropriate for the work you do? What volume would you need?

Are the attached covers a benefit or, would you prefer separate covers for the jars? Are there methods that you would like to perform but can’t? What about the choice of colors, are they useful? Would you need other colors to be available?

Does the 6 position rack provide you with the flexibility required? If not, how many positions would you rather have? Would you like this system to be compatible with heat from a microwave oven, for instance? Would a 12 position rack be favorable? What other improvements would you like to suggest?

We have come a long way from the Coplin and glass staining jars, but we want to continue to improve. That is why we need your input. Thank you for taking the time to help us design the products of the future!

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