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Menarini's Seminar Series: Surgical Specimen Management

Menarini’s Seminar Series: Manchester Surgical Specimen Management event 28th of June

 

Menarini Diagnostics has organised the second Surgical Specimen Symposium seminar in 2017. The event was held at the Renaissance Manchester Hotel on Wednesday 28th June. There where ones again around 20-30 attendees from different departments and institutions such as laboratories, tissue banks, operating theatres and Health & Safety.

The seminar focused on the latest technologies and processes developed to minimise exposure to formalin, control fixation of surgical specimens and thus enabling optimal diagnostic reporting. The innovative solutions, TissueSAFE and SealSAFE enable full chain-of-custody specimen tracking already starting in theatres. It also allows fixation to be brought under the control of the histology laboratory and thus achieving optimal diagnostic results for all downstream testing.

Menarini also presented the new systems for Frozen Tissue Management, PrestoCHILL, FlashFREEZE and PRESTO. The Frozen Tissue Managements solutions enable you to standardise and speed up the laborious manual process without compromising quality.

They day finished with hands-on and demonstrations of the equipment which always is a highlight of our seminars.

 We would like to thank everyone who attended the seminar and all the positive feedback we received!

 Our next workshop will take place at the IBMS meeting Wednesday 27th of September!

ImPath36 Advanced Solution for Same Day FISH Results

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Menarini Diagnostics are pleased to announce launching a range of ImPath36 CE-IVD probes and in situ hybridisation (ISH) reagents. This fully automated system is capable of simultaneously staining IHC, FISH and CISH slides in as little as 4 hours. This is a real breakthrough for the laboratory as it is now possible to perform FISH and CISH on cell smears and FFPE tissue for same day diagnosis.

 
HER2 BCL6 RET
ALK MYC CCND1
ROS1 IGH EBV
MET EWSR1 Kappa
BCL2 MDM2 Lambda

Our current portfolio consists of 15 different CE-IVD probes:

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If you would like any further information on any of the TOTAL TISSUE DIAGNOSTICS™ solutions, please contact us on: 0118 944 4100 or at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MacroVIEW DM Workshops May 2017

Mobile Macro Digital Imaging for Post Mortem Investigations

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Would you like to learn more about the very latest innovation for Macro Digital Imaging in the Mortuary?  If so, we would like to invite you to attend one of our workshops being held in Winnersh, Wokingham at the end of March 2017. At the workshop you will hear directly from one of our MacroVIEW DM customers and learn all about their experiences.  There will also be an opportunity for you to have some hands-on time with the instrument, enabling you to see for yourself how easy the system is to use.

 

We believe The MacroVIEW DM will dramatically enhance the standardisation and documentation of procedures in the mortuary.  It is possible to capture images of the whole body, individual body parts, and large organ systems. Adding visual or audio annotations to the images and recording videos helps to create a more descriptive record of the autopsy, necropsy or forensic case. It is also extremely useful for teaching and training purposes.

 

Macro digital images of the subject prove invaluable by:

  • Assisting the mortuary to meet more stringent requirements for quality and competence under ISO 15189.
  • Documenting the autopsy procedure for the pathologist and allowing images to be annotated either during the autopsy or from the convenience of the pathologists’ office.
  • Elimination of audio tape descriptions, traditional film and manual digital photography.
  • Providing high resolution images allowing visualisation of details that are difficult to see with the naked eye.
  • Reducing the risk of case mix-ups and manual work.
  • Evidencing cases for any future medico-legal issues.

 

Places are restricted on the forthcoming workshop, if you would like to book your place or for any further information on the TOTAL TISSUE DIAGNOSTICS™ solutions, please contact us on: 0118 944 4100 or at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

IMPORTANT INFORMATION NOTICE

 
Formaldehyde

On January 1st 2016, formaldehyde was reclassified as a Category 1B carcinogen and Category 2 mutagen under the CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging) Regulations EC 1272/2008.  Category 1B substances are presumed to have carcinogenic potential for humans.  Therefore under COSHH there is a duty on employers to reduce exposure to such substances to as low a level as is reasonably practicable.

Formalin has been widely used as a tissue fixative for many years and cannot be completely replaced from histological diagnostic procedures.  However, in view of the reclassification there is an increased need to consider user safety.  The Health and Safety Executive have reiterated that it is the responsibility of the duty holder to revisit their current COSHH risk assessment and existing control measures for formalin and to consider what else is required to comply with the COSHH legislation.

The TissueSAFE and SealSAFE from Menarini Diagnostics provide a sound alternative to traditional methods of collecting and transporting specimens in buckets of formalin.  The use of these systems dramatically reduces formalin exposure and the handling of bulk chemicals, both in theatres and pathology laboratories.

  • TissueSAFE vacuum seals specimens in bags, without formalin, thereby dramatically reducing the use of formalin in theatres.  This improves safety for patients, theatre staff, porters and delivery drivers.  It also allows fixation to be brought under the control of the histology laboratory, making it a real science.
  • SealSAFE vacuum seals specimens and controls the amount of formalin dispensed into the bag according to the specimen weight within a closed unit for maximum safety, efficiency, quality and standardisation.  This improves safety for histology staff and pathologists.

Affordable Digital Imaging Solutions

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MacroPATH pro-x

The MacroPATH macro digital imaging system is the UK market leader.  With over 150 Macropath instruments installed in the UK alone you can be sure that you are investing in a tried and tested product.  The success of this product range has been largely down to its innovative, reliable and easy to use software that has been developed with pathology and the pathologist in mind.  It is possible to quickly capture, annotate and store high quality images of gross specimens for diagnostic support, scientific publications, teaching purposes and research documentation.

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LeanSTATION Bx:

To complement the MacroPATH pro-x is the LeanSTATION Bx for biopsy imaging.  It is a tabletop workstation with fume extraction and macro digital imaging system in a single unit.  This is an innovative, productivity enhancing and quality assurance tool that will reduce small biopsy turnaround time and enable rapid digital documentation of each workflow step.

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MacroVIEW DM:

The MacroVIEW DM adds to our digital imaging portfolio to dramatically enhance the standardisation and documentation of procedures in the mortuary.  It is possible to capture images of whole bodies, body parts, and large organ systems.  Adding visual or audio annotations to the images and recording videos helps to create a more descriptive record of the autopsy, necropsy, or forensic case.

For further information on any of the TOTAL TISSUE DIAGNOSTICS™ solutions, please contact us on: 0118 944 4100 or at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Menarini's Seminar Series: Surgical Specimen Management

Menarini’s Seminar Series: Surgical Specimen Management

Menarini has completed its first 2017 Surgical Specimen Symposium seminar at the Regent Conference and events centre in London on Thursday 2nd February.

The seminar focused on the latest technologies and processes developed to minimise exposure to formalin, control fixation of surgical specimens and thus enabling optimal diagnostic reporting. The innovative solutions, TissueSAFE and SealSAFE enable full chain-of-custody specimen tracking starting in theatres. It also allows fixation to be brought under the control of the histology laboratory, making it a real science for optimal diagnostic results. Menarini also presented the brand new systems for Frozen Tissue Management, PrestoCHILL, FlashFREEZE and PRESTO. They day finished with demonstrations of the equipment which is always a highlight of our seminars!

We would like to thank everyone who attended the seminar and all the positive feedback we received.

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New demonstration suite opened at Menarini UK headquarters.

Menarini Diagnostics has made a significant investment in a new demonstration and training suite which has been opened in our UK headquarters at Winnersh Triangle business park, near Reading just off J10 of the M4.  “This is a fantastic opportunity to present the full Total Tissue Diagnostics range in one place.  We are looking forward to welcoming customers to the office and to being able to demonstrate the full capabilities of our product range.

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Read more: New demonstration suite opened at Menarini UK headquarters.


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