Wednesday, June 17, 2009
15 minute IHC?
So anyone who works in a pathology lab or runs any IHC's knows that it pretty much takes the whole day for you to do an experiment. Most of the reagents take between 15-45 minutes to bind. However Celerus, a California start-up says that they can do IHC experiments using standard reagents in about 15 minutes. Im skeptical, but has anyone heard of this machine or used it? Last time i checked at the 2009 USCAP conference, I was told this machine costs around $40,000 (yikes). Sure its cheaper than buying a 140,000 Autostainer that coverslips for you, but its probably more cost effective to have a lab-rat manually stain your slides.