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Training

Overview

Our ongoing commitment is to provide a comprehensive solution in the area of world-class customer support and training through technical education initiatives. Training programs are held at the Ventana training center, located at our headquarters in Tucson, Arizona. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our training courses.

Curriculum

The curricula consist of an optimal mix of theory and hands-on experience. Courses are presented in small, intimate classes, which creates a relaxed learning environment. The Operator courses are basic training in the operation and maintenance of Ventana automated staining platforms. The Fundamentals of Immunohistochemistry course is focused on the practical application of comprehensive theoretical principles of immunohistochemistry.

Instructors

Each course is lead by highly qualified technical professionals. Accredited pathologists and histologists are available to answer any questions regarding course content and/or applications.

Value

Basic theory and principles are combined with hands-on IHC and ISH staining. Antibody dilutions and titrations are covered, along with detection chemistries. Participants engage in extensive microscopic slide review, troubleshooting and sharing experiences. Course fee includes: airfare, hotel accommodations, meals, and transportation to and from hotel. Please ask your Ventana representative for additional details.

Ordering Information

Product: BenchMark XT Operator
Part Number: 320-022
Description: Basic training course in the operation and maintenance of the BenchMark XT/LT automated slide stainer. Topics of instruction include: overview of instrument components and hardware, in-depth training on instrument software, in-depth training of slide barcode software, product overview and applications including: antibodies, detection chemistries and ancillary products, antibody dilutions and titrations, hands-on IHC and ISH staining, diagnostic applications, microscopic slide review, and troubleshooting.
Length: 3.5 days

Product: DISCOVERY XT Operator
Part Number: 320-023
Description: Basic training course in the operation and maintenance of the DISCOVERY XT biomarker platform. Topics of instruction include: overview of instrument components and hardware, in-depth training on instrument software, in-depth training of slide barcode software, product overview and applications including antibodies, detection chemistries and ancillary products, antibody dilutions and titrations, hands-on IHC and ISH staining, research applications, microscopic slide review, and troubleshooting.
Length: 4.5 days

Product: Fundamentals of Immunohistochemistry
Part Number: 320-024
Description: Comprehensive basic course in immunohistochemistry (IHC) for beginners. Daily morning lectures are followed by hands-on afternoon workshops that emphasize the learning objectives. Topics of instruction include: concepts of basic immunology, basic properties of antibodies and their production, tissue and slide preparation, theory of IHC, antibody dilutions and titrations, detection chemistries, hands-on IHC staining, diagnostic applications, microscopic slide review, and troubleshooting.
Length: 5 days

Product: SYMPHONY Operator
Part Number: 320-025
Description: The SYMPHONY Key Operator training program provides in-depth instruction on all aspects of the SYMPHONY system. Topics of instruction include: instrument operation, software operation, theory and practice of the H&E stain, protocol optimization, inventory management, primary user troubleshooting, remote diagnostics troubleshooting (Caregiver remote support), change management and Train the Trainer. The course is tailored to meet the specific needs of each laboratory (protocol and workflow optimization).
Length: 2.5 days

Product: BenchMark ULTRA Operator
Part Number: 320-022
Description: Basic training course in the operation and maintenance of the BenchMark ULTRA automated slide stainer. Topics of instruction include: overview of instrument components and hardware, in-depth training on instrument software, in-depth training of slide barcode software, product overview and applications including: antibodies, detection chemistries and ancillary products, antibody dilutions and titrations, hands-on IHC and ISH staining, diagnostic applications, microscopic slide review, and troubleshooting.
Length: 3.5 days

Product: DISCOVERY ULTRA Operator
Part Number: 320-023
Description: Basic training course in the operation and maintenance of the DISCOVERY ULTRA biomarker platform. Topics of instruction include: overview of instrument components and hardware, in-depth training on instrument software, in-depth training of slide barcode software, product overview and applications including antibodies, detection chemistries and ancillary products, antibody dilutions and titrations, hands-on IHC and ISH staining, research applications, microscopic slide review, and troubleshooting.
Length: 4.5 days

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