Solmedia raises £2656 for Macmillan Cancer Support with team Endurathon

The team at Solmedia took part in a 90-hour Endurathon Challenge from Monday 3rd June until Friday 7th June to celebrate the company’s 90th Anniversary and raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. The team took individual turns to participate in a physical activity of their choice, for a length of time of their choice, to […]

Coverglass Guide

Coverglasses are an essential tool for microscopy, it is at thin sheet of glass (or plastic) that is placed over the specimen after it has been transferred to a microscope slide. Coverglasses have multiple uses, they are used to protect specimen samples from contamination and physical damage, they provide and maintain a flat specimen and […]

How do Adhesion Slides work?

Adhesion microscope slides also known as adhesive or positively charged slides are specially treated to improve the adhesion of biological specimens to the microscope slide. Adhesion slides are commonly used within Histology, Cytology, Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and In Situ Hybridization (ISH) applications; adhering specimens such as tissue sections, cells and cytological preparations to slide surfaces ensuring […]

Grossing Stations Designed for your Laboratory

Our Grossing Stations pay special attention to pathologists and technicians, enhancing anatomical pathology. Our range of workstations are designed to improve well-being, productivity, ergonomics and personal safety when examining and processing tissue samples for diagnosis. Pathology laboratories provide an environment that offers a high risk of contamination due to the constant use of formalin, a […]

Safety First – PPE

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is crucial for safeguarding workers from various occupational hazards. PPE particularly protects healthcare workers from virulent pathogens when working with patients. However, in laboratories specifically, technicians are at risk of a lot more than pathogens, having to be additionally cautious of hazardous chemicals, biological agents, vapours and gases, sharp objects and extreme temperatures. Wearing the correct PPE […]

What happens during MOHs Micrographic Surgery

Mohs micrographic surgery is a specialised surgical method of removing specific skin cancers in cosmetically sensitive areas or on cancers that have recurred after previous treatment.  This procedure was first developed by Dr Frederic Mohs in the 1930s and is usually performed on skin cancer with unclear borders, commonly known as Basal Cell Carcinoma and […]

Innovation and Product Development

Innovation and Product Development   At Solmedia, our passion for helping labs improve performance, efficiency and results drives our motivation to continuously analyse our product range and further develop products and solutions that can have a positive impact on our customers. Every product that makes up our extensive portfolio has undergone thorough quality checks throughout […]

Steps in Tissue Fixation

Tissue fixation is a crucial step in histology that involves preserving the structure and cellular components of tissues for subsequent processing and analysis. Fixation consists of two steps: cessation of normal life functions in the tissue and stabilising the structure of the tissue (preservation) by his preventing autolysis starting and enzymatic decomposition from taking place. […]