STAINING, TAKEN SERIOUSLY

‘It’s interesting,’ says Camelo Lupo, Head of Innovation at Diapath SPA, ‘how machines designed by the people who understand how they are used are inevitably better. It’s really that simple.’ In this particular case, Dr Lupo is referring to the Giotto automatic stainer, which has been produced and developed by histologists who truly understand the […]

PERFECT YOUR SPECIAL STAINS

Whilst almost every sample in the histology laboratory will go through the routine hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining process in order to reveal the underlying tissue structures, some samples will need further investigation – or for different characteristics or abnormalities to be revealed.  In these instances, particular staining processes will be employed, and they are […]

REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE – HOW TO MINIMISE DOWNTIME

Downtime: the curse of the laboratory. But not just the laboratory; suppliers hate downtime too, because they want you to value their service and trust their products. It’s also important to deal with the elephant in the room. Any equipment can, and does, go wrong. Products can be faulty. Machinery parts can expire. Even correct […]

TISSUE PROCESSORS: A COMPARISON OF WHAT THE MARKET HAS TO OFFER

If you are in the market for a new tissue processor, the options can seem daunting.  Not only is there a dizzying array of machines to choose from (most of which look very similar at face value), but both suppliers and manufacturers will assure you that their machine is perfect for your particular lab.  So, […]