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.
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.
Introduced early in 2019, Atomic Panda is Mercedes Scientific’s (MSI) newest mascot, joining the ranks of Henry the Histo-Potamus, and his wife Hazel. Atomic Panda (and his lesser know secret identity, the mild mannered lab tech Andy Pandy) have hosted MSI’s ongoing monthly Supply List Raffle, along with other promotions throughout the year. While Henry tends to speak to the Histology audience for the most part, Atomic Panda has more of a medical and wider laboratory focus. In 2020, Atomic Panda co-hosts with Henry in the 2020 Breakthrough Technologies Calendar – which is free with orders upon request, and offers monthly giveaways with prize questions. When his plush toy was shown off at the 2019 NSH trade show in New Orleans, LA, attendees loved the panda with the red shirt and red glasses – and they didn’t seem to know about him after months of exposure. The panda plush toy inventory was fully depleted by the end of the trade show.
Mercedes Scientific will continue to make customers aware of Atomic Panda, and the SAVINGS he fights to bring. Request your Atomic Panda and/or Andy Pandy when you order online, or with Customer Service or a Sales Rep!
In partnership with Beck Consulting & Associates, Inc., Mercedes Scientific (MSI) is once again hosting the Mohs Training Workshop. This is the fourth workshop to be held at MSI’s facility, and should prove to be just as successful as the previous ones. Lodging, food and drinks are provided. The two-day training is a Hands-On Sectioning and Staining Course, which has been approved for accreditation through the National Society for Histotechnology.
The two-day training will take place on February 27-28, 2020.
At this training workshop, the tech will learn:
- Cell structure and tumor identification
- Techniques for correcting stain irregularities for frozen sections
- Advanced equipment and microscope maintenance
- Embedding techniques for all sections; frozen section biopsies, excisions and full section for Mohs
- Hands-on cutting workshop for trouble shooting on cryostat
- Hands on special staining – Mart 1
- Steps for “faster turn-a-round time”
- We also provide lectures on helpful tips for trouble-shooting and review your procedure manual for CLIA compliance.
This training workshop requires advanced registration, and on a first come-first serve basis. Seating is limited.
Beck Consulting and Associates provides THE ONLY ACCREDITED PROGRAM for technical training and consulting for Mohs and Histology laboratories for over fifteen years!
For more information, CLICK HERE.
2017’s Count Histula was a great success, and it’s difficult to find one at MSI’s Lakewood Ranch, FL facility. Thousands were ordered, but now Count Histula is a SUPER RARE specimen. As a result, 2018 saw McHenry the Leprechaun, and not too long after that, Uncle Sam Henry. In 2019, the special-themed Henry’s became somewhat regular, getting a release roughly every quarter. Remaining Leprechaun Henry’s went out in March. Uncle Sam Henry was the star in July, Franken Henry stomped his way through October and some of November. And now, Henry the Grincho-Potamus is frosting through the holiday season. Classic Henry plushes fill in the months in between, and 2020 promises to bring even more new themed Henry’s every quarter. Hazel the Histo-Potamus herself might even get a change up in 2020. Stay tuned to see what happens!