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1 July 2015: Oxford Gene Technology, Inc. is proud to announce the extension of the Cytocell Pathology FISH probe range with eight new probes available this month.

Probe nameProbe regionCat. no.
RET Proximal10q11.21LPS508-A
RET Distal10q11.21LPS509-A
ROS1-GOPC(FIG) Proximal6q22.1LPS510-A
ROS1-GOPC(FIG) Distal6q22.1LPS511-A

Discover the new additions to our pathology portfolio and benefit from: For more information on these, and our extensive range of pathology and hematology probes, visit our website or contact contact@ogt.com.

29 June 2015: Bio SB is pleased to announce a new line of rabbit monoclonal antibodies for IHC with extensive protein immunogenicity analysis of targeted epitopes, high sensitivity specificity and low background noise.

Introducing SOX-10 - RMab:

Transcription factor SOX-10 is a member of the SOX family of transcription factors involved in the regulation of embryonic development and in the determination of the cell fate. The encoded protein may act as a transcriptional activator after forming a protein complex with other proteins.

This protein acts as a nucleocytoplasmic shuttle protein and is important for neural crest and peripheral nervous system development. Mutations in this gene are associated with Waardenburg-Shah and Waardenburg-Hirschsprung disease.

SOX-10 is expressed by metastatic melanomas and nodal capsular nevus in sentinel lymph nodes, but not by other lymph node components such as dendritic cells, which usually express S100 protein. In scar specimens, immature fibroblasts, epithelioid granulomas and histiocytic proliferations can histopathologically mimic residual melanoma, and even be positive for MiTF and S100.

For more information call 805-692-2768, email info@biosb.com or visit http://www.biosb.com.

15 June 2015: Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, announces approval of the VENTANA ALK (D5F3) CDx Assay by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a companion diagnostic to aid in the identification of patients for Pfizer's FDA approved targeted therapy, XALKORI® (crizotinib). The VENTANA ALK Assay was approved as a CE-IVD in Europe in 2012 and was approved by the Chinese Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) in 2013. With this US FDA Class III approval, ALK IHC testing is now widely accessible on VENTANA BenchMark1 immunohistochemistry (IHC) instruments globally, can be easily integrated into standard lab workflow and offers fast test results with a binary, straightforward scoring method.

Positive case of lung tissue stained for ALK with VENTANA ALK (D5F3)
CDx Assay

Negative case of lung tissue stained for ALK with VENTANA ALK (D5F3)
CDx Assay

For more information visit www.ventana.com.

29 May 2015: Bio SB is pleased to announce a new line of rabbit monoclonal antibodies for IHC with extensive protein immunogenicity analysis of targeted epitopes, high sensitivity specificity and low background noise.

Introducing PD-L1:

Programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) is a protein that in humans is encoded by the CD274 gene. Programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) is a 40 kDa type 1 transmembrane protein that has been speculated to play a major role in suppressing the immune system during particular events such as pregnancy, tissue allografts, autoimmune disease and other diseases.

The upregulation of PD-L1 may allow cancers to evade the host immune system. Ovarian cancer patients with higher expression of PD-L1 had a significantly poorer prognosis than those with lower expression. PD-L1 expression correlates inversely with intraepithelial CD8+ T-lymphocyte count, suggesting that PD-L1 on tumor cells may suppress antitumor CD8+ T cells. The PD-1/PD-L1 interaction is implicated in autoimmunity from several lines of evidence.

For more information call 805-692-2768, email info@biosb.com or visit http://www.biosb.com.

13 May 2015: Mopec proudly announces AC Peroxy.

For more information call +1 (800) 362-8491, email info@mopec.com or visit www.Mopec.com.

27 April 2015: Visabl.com, the cloud based antibody and biomarker search engine, announces its website update, which features these enhancements:

See the updates at Visabl.com.

17 April 2015: Presenting PrestoCHILL, the Science of cryoembedding for high-quality frozen sections. Standardize and accelerate the production of optimally prepared specimen embedded cryostat chucks without freezing artifacts in 60 seconds. The patented PrestoCHILL is an all-dry system, with no use of liquid nitrogen, CO2, or Isopentane.

Learn more about the PrestoCHILL by calling 866-995-5300, emailing info@milestonemed.com, or visiting www.milestonemed.com.

17 April 2015: Rankin Biomedical proudly announces its ColorPro Stainer. The ColorPro Stainer offers consistent staining of slides in an easy to use compact, cost conscious package. It is ideal for Mohs techniques, Special Stains, and general surgical pathology frozen sections.

For more information, please click here.

25 March 2015: Evolve Your Lab With SmartStation Technology. Mopec introduces The Touch Screen Grossing Station, designed to improve worker safety, increase operational versatility and provide more reliable equipment for your laboratory.

Mopec's newest workstation focuses on ergonomics, workflow and convenience. The control panel application monitors all functions for the station, includes touch-free operation and supports a new formalin management system. Our SmartStation Technology gives the Touch Screen Grossing Station exactly what your lab needs for the best dissection experience.

For more information call 1-800-362-8491, email info@mopec.com or click here.

16 January 2015: Presenting LOGOS One, a dual-retort tissue processor that enables high-specimen throughput while using conventional power management. LOGOS One is optimized for Milestone's 4-step, 4-reagent, xylene-free process. This unique process improves quality, increases efficiency, simplifies labor demands, and reduces cost; while ensuring compatibility with all IHC protocols. Continuously batch specimen runs in capacities up to 210 racked cassettes or 300 random basket cassettes to accommodate varying workload demands.

Learn how the Milestone 4-Step conventional process outperforms the traditional 12-14 step conventional methodology by calling 866-995-5300, emailing info@milestonemed.com, or visiting www.milestonemed.com.

5 January 2015: Mopec introduces their new rounded paddle forceps. Designed for better cutting visibility, comfortable cuts all types of tissue. Superior grasping power. 6-3/8" long with .9555 round tip. Product Number AB064.

For more information call 800-362-8491, email info@mopec.com or click here.

17 June 2014: To improve consistency and completeness in reporting results of cancer biomarker testing, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has produced the Template for Reporting Results of HER2 (ERBB2) Biomarker Testing of Specimens from Patients With Adenocarcinoma of the Stomach or Esophagogastric Junction. This template was developed to respond to pathologist user feedback about timing of reporting and structural consistency of ancillary studies data elements in the CAP Cancer Protocols and to provide educational materials to help pathologists better understand emerging biomarkers. The development of these templates has been a collaborative effort between the CAP, AMP, ASCO, CDC, AJCC, and many other participating organizations.

The CAP Cancer Protocols are available on the CAP website, by clicking cap.org/CancerProtocols.

25 February 2014: Photodyne Technologies is pleased to offer their new line of grossing macrophotography units. The P series units are available with off the shelf Point and Shoot cameras or with top of the line DSLR cameras with 18 MP resolution allowing RAW data manipulation. These new units incorporate low DC voltage operation for enhanced safety and with all LED bulbs for cool and more efficient performance. Model 701-P is a full size console and model 702-P is a desk top model, both with 30 by 20 photographing area. Model 703-P is a smaller footprint unit with 20 by 13 photographing surface area. Prices for the new units start at $6725 for model 701-P, $5975 for model 702-P, and $5575 for model 703-P.

For more information, visit us online at www.photodyne.com, or contact us at 800-660-2147 or hrzc@earthlink.net.

26 August 2013: PerkinElmer and Advanced Cell Diagnostics (ACD) have entered a co-marketing agreement to develop joint applications for the visualization of multiplexed fluorescence RNA biomarkers in situ, in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues. In the past, it was not possible to detect and quantify RNA in situ in these samples due to lack of sensitivity and specificity of labels within highly autofluorescent tissues.

Click here for more information.

12 June 2013: HANSEL Stain has been the recommended in-vitro diagnostic stain for the identification of eosinophils in secretions for many years. Please see our product summary on Pathology Outlines here.

Lide Laboratories also offers other diagnostics stains including our new Urine Sediment Stain and Tinea Test Stain. Our concentrated Urine Sediment Stain combines Crystal Violet (0.1%), Ammonium Oxalate (0.03%) and Safranin O (0.25%) with the base formula used in HANSEL Stain. Our Tinea Test Stain [Lactophenol Cotton (Aniline) Blue (0.05%)] is formulated for the microscopic examination of fungi.

Please see our web page for more information: www.lidelabs.com/diagnosticstains.html. New customers can send us a request for free samples on our Contact Us web page.

13 October 2012: Introducing EXAKT 312 NEW Diamond Pathology Saw. Designed specifically for pathology lab use, this bone saw offers the SAFEST alternative for grossing samples. Unlike butcher saws used in many labs, the diamond band of the EXAKT saw does not cut, but grinds the bone very precisely. There is no immediate risk of injury to the technician if the band is touched unintentionally. The EXAKT 312 Diamond Pathology Saw easily cuts metal implants or screws encountered during the grossing process, without destroying the sample. Even very small specimens can be cut safely and precisely! Visit www.exaktusa.com/pathology-saw and watch the EXAKT Pathology Saw Video.

26 January 2011: ARUP's Online Scientific Resource for Research and Education provides more than 20 free CME courses for physicians. Course topics reflect current issues and developments in pathology; new courses are added monthly. This resource is provided by ARUP's medical directors, who are faculty at the University of Utah School of Medicine, along with other highly qualified expert contributors.

The University of Utah School of Medicine designates these educational activities for AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s) and affirms that they meet the criteria for Self-Assessment Modules (SAM) credit to apply toward the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) by the American Board of Pathology.

For more information, click here.




10 February 2009:  Vachette Pathology is proud to announce its newly improved website Vachettepathology.com. The website will have more content and more information. The goal of the website will be to concentrate all the knowledge and experience we have into a single database that is more useable for both our current and potential customers.


Vachette Pathology is a practice management firm that specializes in pathology. Currently we work with over 450 pathologists nationwide and are commonly held as the industry leaders in the business of pathology and laboratory management.


If you have any questions or for further information, please contact Mick Raich toll free at 866-407-0763, or email mraich@vachettepathology.com

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