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Introducing the Aquaro Wishbone™ Microtome Blade Handling Tool

July 2018 General Aquaro Wishbone

Introducing the Aquaro Wishbone™ Microtome Blade Handling Tool

Changing microtome blades can be a source of injury for histologists – it seems like a rite of passage for a histologist to cut themselves while handling a blade. The steps of removing a blade from the blade holder on …

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The Un-Automatable Attributes of Histologists: Decision making, Planning, and Resourcefulness

July 2018 Industry Topics histologists, histology automation, histology workflow

The Un-Automatable Attributes of Histologists: Decision making, Planning, and Resourcefulness

The word “automation” can be intimidating, especially when used to describe a task you do every day in your career. For many people, automation conjures up images of robots stealing jobs. Histologists have expressed similar worries when talking about the …

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Five Ways to Stay Safe Around Microtomy

May 2018 General

Five Ways to Stay Safe Around Microtomy

Histology is often ranked as a job that is “most damaging to your health.” Microtomy, in particular, is a source of both repetitive motion injuries (RMIs) and nicks and cuts. By using the microtome and transferring sections to the water …

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Staffing Challenges in the Histology Lab

May 2018 Industry Topics efficient histology labs, histology automation

Staffing Challenges in the Histology Lab

The results of the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s 2016-2017 Vacancy Survey of Medical Laboratories in the United States were published in the American Journal of Clinical Pathology’s May 2018 issue. Some of the results pertaining to Anatomic Pathology and …

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Efficient Histology Labs: Better Utilize Histologist Time and Skills with Automated Section Mounting

April 2018 General Aquaro ASM, efficient histology labs, histology automation

Efficient Histology Labs: Better Utilize Histologist Time and Skills with Automated Section Mounting

The demand for histology services is expanding worldwide, in large part due increasing rates of cancer diagnosis. Between 2012 and 2030, the incidence of cancer is expected to increase by 50%. New treatments for cancer and other diseases, such as …

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Histotechnology Professionals Day 2018: Your Stories

March 2018 General histotechnology professionals day

Histotechnology Professionals Day 2018: Your Stories

Happy Histotechnology Professionals Day! This year, to celebrate histologists, we wanted to hear about how you found histology. We posted the story of how Aquaro Histology got started, and asked you to post your story on our Facebook page. We …

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The Role of Microtomy in Digital Pathology

February 2018 General automated microtomy, digital pathology, microtomy

The Role of Microtomy in Digital Pathology

In 2017, the FDA granted permission to Phillips to sell its whole slide imaging system for primary diagnosis. This opened up a number of applications and advances utilizing digital pathology, including sharing slides for remote and rapid diagnosis and applying …

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One Histologist Operating Multiple Microtomes: Utilizing Automated Microtomy to Maximize Histology Laboratory Efficiency

February 2018 General automated microtomy, microtomy

One Histologist Operating Multiple Microtomes: Utilizing Automated Microtomy to Maximize Histology Laboratory Efficiency

Histology laboratory managers are under pressure to meet the increasing demands placed on their laboratory, including managing a greater workload while maintaining workplace satisfaction for histologists. The demand to process more specimens is greater than ever due to increasing cancer …

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Our Founder’s Story: How Aquaro Histology Got Started

February 2018 General

Our Founder’s Story: How Aquaro Histology Got Started

In celebration of Histotechnology Professional’s Day, Aquaro Histology wanted to learn more about how histologists found their field. We’ve shared our story below about how Aquaro Histology was founded, and we invite you to follow and share your story on …

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Ergonomics and Repetitive Motion Injuries in Microtomy

January 2018 Whitepapers ergonomics, histology automation, repetitive motion injuries

Ergonomics and Repetitive Motion Injuries in Microtomy

The histology laboratory is often ranked as one of the workplaces that are “most damaging to your health”. Much of this reputation is due to the presence of xylene exposure, but repetitive motion injuries and other issues in ergonomics related to …

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