A cassette printer is a machine used in histology to print onto tissue cassettes, which are small containers used to hold tissue samples during processing and storage. The labels typically include information such as the patient’s name, the type of tissue, and the date.
Cassette printers are used in histology labs to ensure that tissue samples are properly labeled and tracked during processing and storage. This is important for maintaining accurate records and ensuring that the correct tissue samples are used for analysis and diagnosis.
Cassette printers typically use thermal transfer or inkjet printing technology to apply the labels to the cassettes. Some models may also have the ability to print barcodes or other identifying information to help with sample tracking.
Tissue cassettes are used in conjunction with tissue processors, which are machines that dehydrate, clear, and embed tissue samples in a medium such as paraffin or plastic. The tissue samples are placed in the tissue processor and then processed through a series of solutions in a specific order, depending on the type of tissue and the desired final preparation. The processed tissue samples are then stored in the tissue cassettes until they are ready to be mounted onto microscope slides for examination under a microscope.
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