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Consistent Slide Quality and Standardization with the Aquaro ASM Section Mounting System

General

With the recent FDA allowance of whole slide imaging for the review and interpretation of digital surgical pathology slides, as well as growing quantitative biomarker analysis of tissue sections, histology labs are increasingly standardizing the process of preparing slides. Standardization …

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Dermatopathology with Clif Chapman

General

After speaking with Clifford Chapman MS, HTL(ASCP), QIHC, on Automation and Quality Control in the Histology Laboratory, we asked him to write up an introduction to dermatopathology, as he co-authored a book on the subject, Dermatopathology Laboratory Techniques. In addition …

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User-Centered Aquaro ASM Control Panel

General PaceSetter

One of the most common pieces of feedback from beta testers of the Aquaro ASM™ section mounting system was for a touch screen control panel. They asked, we listened, and the new touch screen improves usability and readability. The Aquaro …

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Gentle Section Removal from the Blade with Water

General histology automation, motorized microtomes, PaceSetter

The Aquaro ASM has gone through some recent updates to its features and appearance – read more about them here. One of the most important updates to the Aquaro ASM is its method of removing sections from the blade before …

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See the Aquaro ASM’s New Features – and New Look!

General histology automation, histology standardization, PaceSetter

The Aquaro Biosystems team has incorporated feedback from recent beta tests into the Aquaro ASM™ section mounting system. Take a look at the Aquaro ASM’s new features and appearance – available in June! Touch Screen: The new touch screen allows …

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Successful Beta Tests at Two Pharmaceutical Companies

General histology automation, histology standardization, histology workflow, PaceSetter

The Aquaro team wrapped up a busy 2016 with successful beta tests of the Aquaro ASM section mounting system at two major pharmaceutical companies. The extensive tests demonstrated the Aquaro ASM’s value in: improving laboratory efficiency, increasing slide quality and …

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Mouse Lung Tissue: Determining Optimal Sectioning, Floating, & Mounting Settings with the Aquaro ASM

General PaceSetter Technical Guides

When switching from a traditional microtome and water bath setup to using the New Aquaro ASM to de-wrinkle and mount sections, histology labs will need to determine appropriate settings for sectioning and floating various tissues. We recently performed a study …

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Seeking Candidates for Our Scientific Advisory Board

General

Aquaro Biosystems aims to build products that meet the needs of histotechs, lab managers, and pathologists. With this goal in mind, the company is putting together a team of leaders in the field of histology for its Scientific Advisory Board. …

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Manual to Motorized Microtomes: How to Decide to Make the Switch

General ergonomics, manual microtomes, microtomes, microtomy, motorized microtomes

The majority of histology labs that perform sectioning and staining of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues utilize either manual or motorized rotary microtomes to section the tissues. Manual microtomes require the user to advance the section towards the blade manually utilizing …

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What Histotechs Are Saying About the Aquaro ASM

General histotech feedback, PaceSetter

Aquaro Biosystems developed the Aquaro ASM section mounting system with guidance from the histology community. After collecting feedback from histotechs on the alpha version of the Aquaro ASM, the Aquaro team made several changes for the Aquaro ASM to produce …

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