Reduced Reagent Usage & Reliable Tissue Processing with Thermo Scientific Excelsior
As part of the South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, Torbay hospital serves a population of around 370,000 people. With such a high demand, and the associated targets for turnaround time, it is vital that tissue processing instrumentation is reliable and cost-effective.
In 2004 Torbay hospital made the decision to replace their old, inefficient tissue processors. They trialled all available instruments in the market, with key criteria including reliability, ease of use and reagent change. During the trial the Thermo Scientific Excelsior proved its worth and two instruments were purchased. “It was easier to use and cheaper compared to anybody else’s on the market”, commented the Laboratory Manager. “It was innovative, and with the auto rotation is very easy to use.”
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