What Other Departments do I Need to Contact, if I’m Buying a Piece of Equipment?

What Other Departments do I Need to Contact, if I’m Buying a Piece of Equipment?

Congratulations on being able to buy equipment for your laboratory! Usually, the supervisor has looked into several vendors’ versions of the equipment, researched cost (outright and down the road), and looked to see if it would fit in allotted space. Then comes the matter to convincing department manager that there is a need to spend the money. But what other departments might need to be contacted, way before the decision to buy is made?

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

Let’s review tissue processing for a moment, so we’re all on the same page. Tissue is received in the grossing room, cut into smaller pieces, placed in cassettes, and then placed in a fixative (in this case NBF) until placed on the tissue processor. Usually there is an extra one or two containers of NBF on the processor, to allow more fixation time during processing.

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

Rankin At Beaumont Health

Rankin Biomedical is passionate about supporting the cancer diagnostic community and especially an educational organization like the William Beaumont School of Histotechnology. Brent Rankin learned the need for a tissue processor while talking to Peggy Wenk during the NSH symposium/conference in New Jersey last September. The school did not have their own dedicated tissue processor so the students had to walk down the hall to use the hospital’s main lab tissue processor. Now, having their own tissue processor allows them to process tissues on their own schedule and not work around the main lab’s operations. Rankin Biomedical is very happy to show our support by supplying the school with a critical piece of lab equipment.

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 in order to protect yourself?

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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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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