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Aquaro Histology Launches Aquaro Wishbone™ Blade Handling Tool To Improve Safety of Changing Microtome Blades

Aquaro Histology Launches Aquaro Wishbone™ Blade Handling Tool To Improve Safety of Changing Microtome Blades

JULY 2017
The Aquaro Wishbone is the first handheld tool that both reduces the risk of injury during microtome blade changes and helps align the blade.

Ann Arbor, MI: Aquaro Histology, Inc. announced today the launch of the Aquaro Wishbone blade handling tool, the first handheld tool that allows histologists to change and align microtome blades without touching the blade. The Aquaro Wishbone aligns with Aquaro Histology’s mission of improving safety for histologists, and is its first product to be available for purchase through the company’s website.

The Aquaro Wishbone allows users to insert and align microtome blades as well as remove and dispose of them without ever touching the blade. This aids users in two ways: (1)reducing the risk of injury from the microtome blade, and (2) decreasing the occurrence of lost tissue due to partial sections by ensuring the blade is aligned. The Aquaro Wishbone blade handling tool is designed to:

  • Slide blades into the microtome blade holder
  • Apply equal pressure to both ends of the blade for level alignment
  • Remove dull blades from the blade holder using the embedded magnet
  • Safely dispose of the blade

The Aquaro Wishbone complements the company’s other product, the Aquaro ASM™ (Automated Section Mounting), which facilitates hands-free microtomy in histology laboratories by transferring paraffin-embedded sections from the blade to slides.

“The Aquaro Wishbone represents one of the core values of our company, which is improving safety around microtomy,” said Aquaro Histology Vice President, Sales and Marketing Greg Krueger. “We are delighted to offer a tool that we believe will reduce injuries and help histologists align the microtome blade for better sectioning.”

Concurrent with the launch of the Aquaro Wishbone, the company has updated its web address to www.aquarohisto.com to reflect its commitment to creating tools to help the histologist, and launched new ecommerce capabilities on the company’s website.

The Aquaro Wishbone is commercially available now. Visit www.aquarohisto.com to purchase the Aquaro Wishbone and to learn more.

About Aquaro Histology: Aquaro Histology is an Ann Arbor, MI-based company that develops user-centric products for the histology laboratory. Aquaro Histology’s cornerstone product is the Aquaro ASM, which automates the transfer of sections from the blade to slides. The company’s first handheld tool is the Aquaro Wishbone, which reduces injury due to microtome blade changes and improves blade alignment. For more information, or to contact us: www.aquarohisto.com or 734-627-8124.