FAQs


Cytocentrifuges

We want to replace our Shandon Cytospin cytocentrifuge by a Tharmac Cellspin cytocentrifuge, but we still have some stainless-steel clips. Can we still use them?

Yes!
Our centrifuges and rotors are compatible and if you order one of our efficient Cellspin cytocentrifuges with one of our EASY rotors, you will be able to use your existing stainless-steel clips without any limitation.
Or you take the opportunity of our favorable priced turnkey packages and while buying a Tharmac Cellspin Cytocentrifuge you change your clips to our easier to handle Cellclips.

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Our Shandon Cytospin cytocentrifuge is defective. Could you offer us an adequate alternative?

Yes!

Regardless which cytocentrifuge from any manufacturer you are currently using, we have the appropriate Tharmac Cellspin alternative to it – and you may continue using possible remaining Shandon consumables without any limitation!

 

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Are Tharmac Cellspin centrifuges and cytocentrifuges maintenance free?

Yes!

All Tharmac Cellspin centrifuges and cytocentrifuges are maintenance free* and thanks to their special motors free of harmful carbon dust emissions.

 

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*according to DGUV 100-500

Why are Tharmac Cellspin centrifuges and cytocentrifuges so heavy?

Because they are, compared with competitors, build specifically safe with a metal body to protect you.

In case one of your preparations breaks during centrifugation it will become a projectile due to the high rpms of the centrifuge and it can easily break through to the outside – with devastating results for the surroundings. Our massive metal cases protect you from it.

 

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I want to order a Tharmac Cellspin cytocentrifuge. Which additional accessories do I have to buy to start working immediately?

None!

Our cytocentrifuges are delivered with an extensive starter kit of fitting consumables. You can start your work immediately. And: with this starter kit you safe up to € 1.300 (compared to the sum of the individual prices).

 

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Can I get additional rotors for the Tharmac Cellspin cytocentrifuge?

Yes!

This is one of the big advantages of the Tharmac Cellspin system: the unique, easy and quick change of the rotor thanks to Quickchange® enables you to increase the number of processed preparations enormously and to improve the efficiency significantly.

While one rotor is working inside the centrifuge you can easily prepare the next one(s) – and change them within seconds!

 

You want to tap the full potential of our cytocentrifuges and to increase your operating efficiency? We will gladly make you an offer that surprises you!

I often have preparations with few cells, e.g. in urine cytology. Can the Tharmac Cellspin cytocentrifuge be used with sedimentation rotors?

Yes!

In the development of our cytocentrifuges we have considered the needs of a modern laboratory and we offer you the matching sedimentation rotors besides our unique cyto rotors.

 

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Is it possible to save individual preparation protocols when using the Tharmac Cellspin Cytocentrifuge?

Yes!

Our Cellspin II and III models offer you the possibility to easily save 10 or even 100 (Cellspin III) individual preparation protocols - and to change them again at any time!

You want to meet changing requirements quickly and easily? We will gladly make you an offer that surprises you!

Which type of rotor is the right one for me?

It depends on your needs.
Our closed rotors offer additional safety for problematic preparations - but can be changed just as quickly and easily as our open rotors. And if you do not have a high preparation output, the fixed rotors are already sufficient.

You feel uncertain and you would like to have an individual advice? We will gladly make you an offer that surprises you!

Which rotor size do I need?

We recommend choosing the rotor size depending on the preparation output. Sometimes, however, only at certain times many preparations must be handled. Then a large rotor gives you more flexibility, because of course it can be equipped with less than the maximum amount of preparations.

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Which material can I prepare with the Tharmac Cellspin Cytocentrifuge?

Any kind!
The only prerequisite: it must be solids in aqueous solution

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How long is the warranty on Tharmac Cellspin centrifuges?

We know the reliability of our devices and give you a full 2-year manufacturer's warranty for every new Tharmac Cellspin centrifuge - no ifs and buts!
If that does not go far enough for you, we can also offer you individual warranty extensions.

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What if there is a technical problem with a Tharmac Cellspin centrifuge?

We know the needs of a laboratory. If one of our devices needs to be technically checked, we will promptly provide you with a replacement device for the duration of the inspection - usually within max. 48 hours. In the warranty case completely free of charge and otherwise for a small rental fee and reimbursement of transport costs.

The guarantee of trouble-free work is important to you? We will gladly make you an offer that surprises you!

Costs

Why can Tharmac offer cheaper than other manufacturers?

We specialize in cytology for more than 30 years and do not need to manage and finance other business areas. We pass on our savings to our customers - without any limitations on the quality of our products!

You also want to benefit from our cost-cutting measures in healthcare? We will gladly make you an offer that surprises you!

Stainers

We need a stainer. Which is the right size for us?

The choice of the adequate stainer depends on the desired staining protocol. Tharmac offers the appropriate CellStain stainer for every standard staining protocol.

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I am interested in a Tharmac CellStain linear stainer. Is it possible to purchase suitable hoods to protect my employees from the toxic fumes?

Yes!
We certainly also have an eye on the health of your laboratory staff and have developed the appropriate hoods for our Tharmac CellStain stainers.

You want the best possible health protection in your laboratory? We will gladly make you an offer that surprises you!

Can I use all chemicals in the Tharmac CellStain linear stainer?

Yes – basically.
Our devices have been tested and approved for all common laboratory chemicals. If you are unsure whether you use an "exotic" chemical, we will be pleased to send you a list of the tested and therefore uncritical substances.

Are you looking for a problem-free device for which you do not need to change your protocols? We will gladly make you an offer that surprises you!

Is it possible to save individual staining protocols when using the Tharmac CellStain linear stainer?

Yes!
Our low-priced entry-level model Tharmac CellStain EASY already has four factory-programmed staining protocols, whose individual times can be adapted to your needs. The Tharmac CellStain 6, 15 and 23 even have storage facilities for 20 different protocols, each with up to 20 steps, the CellStain 23 even offers the storage option for up to 75 steps.

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I would like to order a Tharmac CellStain linear stainer: Which accessories do I have to purchase in order to start directly?

None!
Our devices come fully operational including cuvettes and slide holders to you. Of course, you can order them with special accessories, such as water rinse stations and fume hoods. This is also possible at any time after purchase, our devices can be easily extended and supplemented with these accessories at any time.

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For which staining protocols can the CellStain stainer be used?

Basically, for every protocol!
CellStain 6 and CellStain 15 can store staining procedures with up to 20 steps, CellStain 23 even with up to 75 steps.
That is sufficient for every common staining protocol.
And in case of doubt, e.g. dewatering and staining steps can be stored in two logs, which can then be processed sequentially.

You would like to use your individual staining protocols without having to stand at the staining table yourself? We will gladly make you an offer that surprises you!

Consumables

We use a cytospin cytocentrifuge from Shandon. Does Tharmac also offer suitable consumables for this?

Yes!
All our consumables are designed to be compatible and can be used without restriction in Shandon Cytospin cytocentrifuges.
…and you will find that you can also save a lot of money with our alternative…
 
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Where can I get the right consumables for Tharmac Cellspin cytocentrifuges?

Of course, also from us!
Tharmac offers you the whole range of consumables for your cytological preparations - and at very attractive prices!

You want to use our fast and reliable delivery service and drastically reduce your consumable costs? We will gladly make you an offer that surprises you!

We would like to work more economically and reduce our use of consumables. Does Tharmac provide solutions for this?

Yes!
You can vastly reduce your material consumption with our Single or alternatively Double Reusable Cellfunnel®. With the Double Cellfunnel® you also have the potential to double the amount of your preparations in the same centrifugation time.

You want to reduce your costs and reduce the burden on the environment through less waste? We will gladly make you an offer that surprises you!

How long can I use the reusable consumables?

Correct cleaning and use provided, the approved service life is 3 years from the first use. There is basically no time limit for the stainless-steel clips. Their lifetime depends on the frequency of use (material fatigue).

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What are the combinations of the perfect preparation system?

Detailed information can be found in our article descriptions. If you need further advice, we are happy to assist!

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GynoPrep®

We use Papspin from Shandon. Is there an alternative to this?

Yes!
Tharmac's GynoPrep® is the affordable alternative with the same ease of use.

You want to reduce your costs and still work as easy as usual?
We will gladly make you an offer that surprises you!

What accessories do I need for my lab to be able to offer GynoPrep® to my patients and senders in the future?

None!
Our GynoPrep® Kit is fully equipped and can be used immediately without any additional items or equipment.

Are you looking for a cost-effective and easy-to-handle alternative for your current test? We will gladly make you an offer that surprises you!

What advantages does GynoPrep offer over conventional Pap smears?

GynoPrep® offers safety!
In the conventional Pap smear, the cell material is transferred directly to the slide. This allows cells to overlap. In addition, contaminants such as blood and mucus can complicate the diagnosis. GynoPrep® fixation solution prepares the smear for optimal diagnostics! Blood and mucus are e.g. reduced.
In addition, special components of the GynoPrep® fixation solution ensure that the cells are nicely arranged next to each other.
All this allows a simpler and safer diagnosis.
Safe for you! Safe for your patient!

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Which advantages does GynoPrep® offer over other popular LBC systems?

GynoPrep® does not lose anything!
Other common systems "sort" the components of the cervical smear, e.g. according to size or weight. Hereby information is lost, which may be important for a clear diagnosis.
GynoPrep® does not sort! With GynoPrep® all important components of the smear are transferred to the slide.
Thereby you can be sure to get all the information that is important for your diagnosis.

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Can I process GynoPrep® with my Shandon Cytospin?

Yes!
All our consumables are designed to be compatible and can be used without restriction in Shandon Cytospin cytocentrifuges.

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