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Aquaro ASM: Updated Features and Capabilities

General histology automation, PaceSetter

Thanks to the great feedback we received from histotechs that have tested the Aquaro ASM in their labs and in our office, as well as those we’ve spoken to at conferences, we’ve made some important improvements to ensure the Aquaro …

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Meet Aquaro at These Histotechnology Conferences

General histology, histotechnology

Aquaro is excited to announce that it will be exhibiting at several histotechnology society conferences this year! If you are attending any of the following conferences in 2015, please stop by and say hi. North Carolina Society of Histotechnology Spring …

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What is Next-Gen Automation for Histology Labs?

General histology automation, histology workflow, Lean histology

Advance for Administrators of the Lab recently hosted an interesting webinar, “Total Lab Automation in Today’s Clinical Microbiology Lab: A Buyer’s Perspective” that surveyed one total lab automation (TLA) system that was installed in a clinical microbiology lab. The lab …

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Histotech Feedback on the Aquaro ASM

General PaceSetter

Aquaro is grateful to have had quite a few histotechs volunteer to test out the Aquaro ASM at its various stages. It’s with their generous feedback that we’ve been able to develop an automated section mounting system that provides maximum …

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Reducing Contamination In the Histology Workflow

General histology automation, histology contamination, histology workflow

Contamination of histology slides can be a major issue. The biggest risk of contamination is misdiagnosis. It can also decrease productivity and increase cost of diagnosis if the contamination is caught and necessitates a recut. Studies have estimated it occurs …

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Happy Halloween, Histotechs!

General

One of my favorite histology blogs is I Heart Histo. It features beautiful histology images that resemble other objects, most often animals like monkeys, birds, and insects. I like looking at the images and trying to guess what the author …

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Taking More Histology Sections (Part 2): The Cost

General histology automation, histology sections, histology workflow

Our last post presented evidence that taking histology sections at deeper levels can improve diagnosis and treatment. The decision to standardize the practice of taking increased numbers of levels must take into account whether outcomes are improved enough to incur …

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The Case for Taking More Histology Sections (Part 1): The Evidence

General histology sections, histology workflow

When sending tissue biopsies for histological processing, many institutions and laboratories order histology sections from few or only one level(s), and request additional deeper sections only if the pathologist is unable to diagnose from the initial section(s). Though this practice …

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The Future of Histology

General

The future of histology demands greater numbers of sections at a faster rate. Cutting-edge histopathology technologies, such as 3D image reconstruction, require digitization of large numbers of sections. The increasing emphasis on evidence-based medicine, as well as the emergence of …

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Automated Section Mounting: See How

General histology automation, PaceSetter

We are excited to share our new video of the Aquaro ASM automated section mounting system: The Aquaro ASM uses a gentle stream of water to transport paraffin-embedded sections directly from the microtome to glass slides. The temperature-controlled stream relaxes …

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