Dispose of your clinical waste safely

Dispose of your clinical waste safely Waste disposal within laboratories is pivotal when it comes to the safety of staff, patients and the working environment. In 2018, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that 15% of Health care waste is considered hazardous material that may be infectious, toxic or radioactive. Health-care waste can contain potentially harmful microorganisms that can infect hospital patients, health workers […]

Embedding Centres – Ergonomically designed with users in mind 

Embedding Centres – Ergonomically designed with users in mind  Embedding Centres, fundamentally responsible for the preparation of specimen samples before they are cut and sectioned for further research. In comparison to other pieces of equipment used during tissue processing, embedding centres require a lot more manpower. It is vital that manufacturers portray a deep understanding of how the […]

Special Stains Explained: Histology Edition 

Routine Staining  Stains play an important part in the day-to-day practice of histology. The use of stains and dyes allow researchers to visualise particular tissue structures, chemical elements within cells, and even micro–organisms such as bacteria, within a sample.   Despite the advancements within the scientific and research industry, some traditional and older staining methods are still in use today and have stood the test of […]


The battle between, manual and automatic still remains a great argument and topic for discussion. However, for pathologists, the advancements of automation vs the trusting simplicity of manual operations have a direct impact on their day-to-day decision making, time management and process efficiency.  With the continuous rise in demand for increased productivity, laboratories are under […]

Solmedia signs UK exclusive partnership with SLEE medical GmbH

We are excited to announce our new partnership with German manufacturer’s SLEE medical GmbH, granting us UK exclusivity to their range of top-quality, high-precision pathological equipment.   Since 1954, SLEE medical have specialised in manufacturing and engineering histology equipment, when they invented the first ever cryostat.  The company is made up of the highest expertise in science, research and high-tech manufacturing, whom all practice in traditional German engineering.  Their comprehensive product profile includes equipment such as tissue processors, printers, water baths, cytocentrifuges, cryostats and their most established, product range, microtomes that rival any on the market […]