Category: pathology

Going Fishing for lung cancer gene mutations

OGT probes for fluorescence in situ hybridisation (Fish) analyses

TWO new CE-IVD labelled fluorescence in situ hybridisation (Fish) probes have expanded Oxford Gene Technology lung cancer portfolio. The Cytocell Aquarius ROS1 Plus breakapart and RET breakapart probes are said to specifically and accurately detect rearrangements in the genome associated…

Planet xMap Europe registrations break 500 mark

THE TENTH annual Planet xMap symposium, to be held 10-11 October 2012 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, has attracted over 500 delegate registrations reports Luminex. The symposium programme features scientific sessions, workshops, discussion groups, exhibitions, and networking events with…

Symposium expounds potential of digital pathology

DEFINIENS invites pathology and biomarker development professionals to its 3rd International Symposium, to be held at its Munich headquarters on 14-16 June 2012. It describes this annual event is the premier forum for trends in histology, tissue-based biomarker development, and…

Digital pathology software now includes stereology

GAINING valuable information about 3D features from 2D tissue sections makes stereology a valuable tool in the modern pathology laboratory. Now Definiens has expanded its software range with new stereological analysis methods. The latest release of its Tissue Studio histological…

IBM enters microfluidic chip market

A MICROFLUIDIC chip aimed at pathology laboratories promises to ease the tedium of tissue staining by allowing the use of multiple stains on a single biopsy sample. Developed by IBM, better known of course as a microelectronics and computer specialist,…

Dedicated packaging for clinical tissue samples

TRANSFERRING paraffin-embedded tissue sample blocks between clinics and laboratories is a routine operation which can be made simpler and more eco-friendly using the HistoMailer, says BioCision. HistoMailer is a dedicated PET plastic mailing box with spaces for four biopsy cassettes.…

Leica provides IHC and ISH at Imperial

THE LABORATORIES at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, UK, perform up to 120,000 immunohistochemistry (IHC) tests each year, giving it one of the largest workloads in IHC and in situ hybridisation (ISH) in the country. In order to modernise IHC…

Bigger slides mean more pathology data

THE STANDARD microscope slide of 26 x 76mm (1 x 3 inch) is a familiar sight in labs worldwide. The double slide, measuring 52 x 76mm, is used in some procedures including pathology, specifically when larger samples need to be…