On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, Chairman Marco Rubio named Mercedes Scientific of Lakewood Ranch, Florida as the Senate Small Business of the Week. A Paycheck Protection Program loan enabled them to keep their employees paid & continue their crucial work.
Senator Rubio is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and continues the tradition of honoring America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs. The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship oversees proposed legislation on matters relating to the Small Business Administration and investigates all problems relating to America’s small businesses.
Take a look at Rubio’s announcement here:
Mercedes Scientific is partnering with DiaPath this week at the USCAP tradeshow in Los Angeles, CA at the LA Convention Center. Both companies are collaborating to show off equipment in histopathology. DiaPath is an innovative, Italian-based company that focuses on creating a complete, reliable and quality portfolio of instruments, reagents and consumables totally dedicated to anatomic pathology. The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, abbreviated USCAP, is the largest North American organization of pathologists. It is the publisher to two major pathology journals, Laboratory Investigation and Modern Pathology. This is the 109th Annual Meeting, which is expected to attract around 4,500 attendees. The USCAP show is open from February 29 to March 5. Along with 146 exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall, several courses, presentations and lectures are available to attendees. Mercedes Scientific is at booth 935, while DiaPath neighbors at booth 939. Both will be showing off microtomes, cryostats, tissue processors, stainers and embedding centers, as well as educating attendees on key pathology processes perfected with the equipment on display.
For more information about the USCAP tradeshow, CLICK HERE: https://www.xcdsystem.com/uscap/program/2020/.
The month of March brings the Luck of the Irish – Shamrocks, St. Patti’s Day, Leprechauns… Our first special-themed Henry for 2020 is Leprechaun Henry. He’s greener than a Shamrock Shake, and he’s in very limited quantities. This St. Patti’s Day plush won’t be bringing any pots o’ gold, but he’s sure to bring you luck all year long. He is expected to be out of stock BEFORE March 17th – so get yours before he disappears for good (no restocks on this one). Customers have to spend $99 or more, and request Leprechaun Henry with their orders. If ordering online, requests for Leprechaun Henry (and any other giveaway) can be placed in the Shipping Instructions field during the Checkout process.
Extraneous tissue, commonly known as floaters, in the lab, will never be completely eradicated from our testing practices, but we can take steps to understand where it comes from, and how we can prevent it.
Main sources of floaters include, the grossing bench, the embedding stations, and the microtomy stations. At each station, cleaning is an important factor in prevention of floaters. If forceps aren’t cleaned between each and every specimen, you can get fragments of tissue that carry from one specimen to the next. Similarly, if forceps are not cleaned between cassettes, tissue can get carried from one block to the next. Also be mindful of the wells the forceps are stored in and ensure regular cleaning of these occurs. At the microtomy station, ribbon fragments can get picked up if you’re not cleaning the water bath surface between blocks. Cleaning! Cleaning! Cleaning! It really is super important.
Make sure to use common sense practices in your lab, such as not putting your fingers in the water bath or touching the slide in parts other than the sides. Wearing gloves can also reduce the likelihood of your own cells becoming extraneous tissue.
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