377 XL upgrade

Stephan Stephan
Wed Sep 17 09:09:36 EST 1997


> serious problem....it has been pretty incompetent at calling the lanes
> when loaded with more than 36 samples! Other labs reportedly are
> having
> that problem as well. ABI are aware of the problem but do not appear
> to
> be in any great hurry to fix it, which I find very irritating. I would
> advise you to question your sales rep very closely on this issue.

We have upgraded our 4 ABI377 since april and after some training with
the Hamilton multichannnel  pipette for loading no problems. 
Well, no problems without the lane tracking. In most of the case the
software is not able to do automatically a good lane tracking. The
people from ABI told us that they are working on a new version of the
software but i will not believe this until i can work with that.
However, considering the fact that manual lane tracking takes not more
2-5 min the increase in throughput is worth the investment.  


Stephan
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