Histology Blogs and Articles to Help Anatomical Pathology Labs

Why Does the Third Container on my Tissue Processor Have White Granular Precipate in it?

In gathering more information to answer this question, my first questions would be: Are you using 10% neutral buffered formalin (NBF)? Is the first alcohol after the NBF 95% alcohol? I’m going to assume your answers would be YES to both of these questions. Let’s review tissue processing for a moment, so we’re all on …

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Rankin Donates Tissue Processor to Beaumont Health System’s Schools of Histotechnology

Rankin At Beaumont Health

Left to right: Brent Rankin, Sarah Bajer, Maggie Dennis, Laurie Trent, Peggy Wenk, Hilary Drake, Hlee Vue, Robert Rankin and Corey Hubbard 1-17-14 We’re excited to announce that Rankin Biomedical was able to donate a Rankin-refurbished tissue processor to the William Beaumont School of Histotechnology. Rankin Biomedical is passionate about supporting the cancer diagnostic community …

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Leery of buying used pathology equipment? Here’s a guide to help.

In today’s information-based purchasing there are more and more ways to purchase cheap used equipment for your facility…and more and more ways to get into trouble. With the rise in popularity of auction sites selling used equipment, a buyer can find great bargains on used equipment, but what pertinent information do you need to consider …

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Rankin Biomedical at NSH Vancouver

Rankin Biomedical at NSH Vancouver

Rob and Brent Rankin represented the Rankin Biomedical team at the 38th annual NSH(National Society for Histotechnology) Symposium in Vancouver September 28th- October 3rd, 2012. Activity was at a peak both at the convention and afterward. You may have spotted the Rankins on the waters or in the mountains around nearby Squamish. Let us know!

Georgetown Biology Department Acquires Leica CM1900 Cryostat

In parallel with the recent advancement of the new Science Center at Georgetown University, the Donoghue Laboratory recently placed their order for a Leica CM1900 Cryostat with Rankin Biomedical Corporation. Scheduled for a mid-August 2012 shipment, this unit is expected to significantly improve and streamline the efforts currently in place within Professor Maria Donoghue’s lab. …

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Lab Enhancement at GoPath

Rankin is finalizing a major set of histology instrumentation for GoPath Laboratories. GoPath’s lab was founded by pathologists and physicians of different subspecialties. Their goal is to partner with clinicians to better serve the patient. GoPath is a fully equipped anatomic pathology and molecular diagnostic lab located in the northern suburbs of Chicago. The current …

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Tissue Embedding Matrix

The Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. of Menands, NY has a patent pending for their Tissue Embedding Matrix. The matrix allows simultaneous sectioning and processing of corresponding sections from multiple tissues samples. RFMH has acquired several refurbished laboratory instruments directly from Rankin Biomedical to assist in efforts such as this. The Research Foundation for …

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Mosaic Laboratories – Lake Forest, CA

Rankin Biomedical Corporation will be enhancing operations at Mosaic Laboratories of California with several high-quality instruments. Mosaic Laboratories is a leading provider of pre-clinical and clinical trial services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and currently works with over 50 pharmaceutical and biotech companies, including clients in the United States, Europe and Asia. Mosaic offers laboratory …

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Zeiss HMS/DS50 Slide Stainer for Texas A&M

At Texas A&M, Jodie Lutkenhaus, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, has implemented significant innovations in her classes. She has designed organic thin films and nanostructures to enable the development of novel organic energy systems and smart-coatings. Areas of her research include learning how polymer thin films behave in confinement; fabrication of polymer …

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