1. The Ups and Downs of Ribbon Cutting: 7 Tips for Maximizing Productivity at the Microtome

    There’s something satisfying about being on a roll… when you’re having one of those sessions where every turn of the microtome wheel yields sheer perfection. When you’re left basking in the beauty of the ribbons you’re creating. Sadly, not every day can be filled with such utter perfection. In the histology lab, even the most experienced techs have a less-than-perfect day every now and then. What does it take to crank out beautiful ribbons at the microtome… as close to every time as possible?
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  2. Why We Celebrate Medical Lab Professionals Week (And You Should, Too)

    Why We Celebrate Medical Lab Professionals Week (And You Should, Too)
    Behind almost every medical test or diagnosis is a team of medical lab professionals… people who fit the description in our core value. People who go on about their day largely unseen by the very people they are committed to helping… the patients. April 21 through 27, 2019, we’ll celebrate the 44th annual Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW). MLPW is a yearly opportunity to raise awareness, appreciation, and excitement for the medical lab professionals that we all count on every day.
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  3. The Hidden Ninjas of Pathology

    There’s a group of behind-the-scenes heroes in the pathology field… heroes who go unseen. Unknown to the outside world, their work plays a fundamental role in patient diagnoses. These people are the histotechnicians and histotechnologists.
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  4. A Focus on African Americans in Medical Research

    In honor of Black History Month, we’d like to recognize two African Americans who were instrumental in bringing these, and many more, life-saving contributions to medical science.
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  5. Automated Labeling: Check for These 5 Things Before You Buy

    Automated Labeling: Check for These 5 Things Before You Buy
    What to look for in labeling automation.
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  6. Embracing Automation in the Laboratory

    Embracing Automation in the Laboratory
    The main advantages of automation in the laboratory are fewer mishaps and more efficient processes. This benefits all parties involved: the lab owner, the staff, and most importantly, the patient.
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  7. Attention Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio

    Attention Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio
    The Midwest states have a new PathSUPPLY sales rep for Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. Welcome Tom Benoit!
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  8. No Pain, No Pain – Avoiding Repetitive Motion and Workplace Injuries

    No Pain, No Pain – Avoiding Repetitive Motion and Workplace Injuries
    Making a few tweaks to your workplace and/or habits can make a world of difference when it comes to preventing repetitive use or strain injuries in the lab. In the long run, the benefits far outweigh the costs involved with making ergonomic improvements.
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  9. The What, Where, and How of Lab Chemical Storage

    From time to time, it’s a good idea to do an audit of the chemicals and reagents stored in the lab using an inventory list or program. Besides helping to maintain adequate supplies, an accurate, up-to-date inventory list will prove invaluable in an emergency.
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  10. Beyond the Ribbons: A Look at Fixing Agents Used in Blood Cancer Biopsy

    Beyond the Ribbons: A Look at Fixing Agents Used in Blood Cancer Biopsy
    One of the many steps that take place in the lab is fixation of the tissue for biopsy. The choice of which method to use out of the dozen or more possible options requires careful consideration of the specific tissue and circumstances. What is the best fixation for use with cancer biopsies?
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