Category Archives: Blog

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 […]

We Are Here To Help | Covid 19

The nation has entered our third lockdown in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus pandemic. In response to the new regulations, we want to reassure all our customers and other laboratories that are in need of equipment, that we will be running as normal during this third lockdown.  As the number of cases of Covid-19 is rising and […]

Running As Normal

Today marks the first day of the second national lockdown and we wanted to reassure all our customers and other laboratories that are in need of equipment, that we will be running as normal during this second lockdown. At Solmedia, we are working as hard as we can to ensure we can provide you with […]


As we enter the ‘second wave’ of coronavirus, and the latest strategy to tackle the surge in Covid-19 cases is now in place; we are made to reflect and compare the experiences and effects of Spring 2020. What we can all relate to as a Nation, as well as on a global scale, is the impact Covid-19 has had on us all this year.  Thursday nights were spent in our gardens or hanging out of windows to clap […]

World Mental Health Day (Saturday 10 October)

Mental Health is huge topic all around the world; with nearly one billion people globally and 1 in 4 people in the UK, suffering from a mental health condition. Mental Health is a complex disorder in which every day charities and health care organisations are developing a better understanding and support system for those dealing […]