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The Ohio State University Annual Pathology Update Course 2019 The Ohio State University is hosting their Annual Pathology Update Course, designed for continuing medical education for physicians. This event takes place September 6-8th, 2019 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton; offering educational sessions to enable members to earn education credits as well as the ability to experience new technology. In 2019, General Data...
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American Association of Pathologists' Assistants Annual Continuing Education Conference 2019 AAPA, The American Association of Pathologist’s Assistants, is hosting their 45th Annual Continuing Education Conference in Chicago, IL, August 25-30th at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. AAPA is the perfect venue to obtain PACE credits necessary for ASCP BOC certification and other training; featuring guest speakers, demonstration...
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National Society for Histotechnology 45th Annual Symposium NSH, the National Society for Histotechnology, is hosting their 45th Annual NSH Symposium/Convention in New Orleans, LA, September 20-25, 2019. NSH registrants can attend educational sessions, educational tracks, hands-on training workshops, or short courses to gain valuable credit hours, and even obtain a Certificate of Completion. In 2019, General Data Healthcare...
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We Put StainerShield XT Slide Labels To The Test – See How They Withstand the Harshest Histology Processes For a histology lab to properly and reliably identify and track specimen slides, each slide must be labeled with information that positively identifies it using both text and barcodes.   Sounds easy enough, right?  But this is a histology lab, and those slides are going to be subjected to harsh chemicals, stains,...
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Why Slide Labeling Needs More Than Just A Xylene-Resistant Label There are many different types of slide labels available on the market today, and many of them promote themselves as “xylene-resistant.” But what does that mean? And what type of slide label would work best in your lab?   A typical xylene-resistant slide label has special properties that make it resistant to exposure to xylene. However, histology labs use...
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5 Reasons To Use Slide Labels Over Direct Printing On Slides The days of histology labs handwriting patient, case and block information on slides are over.  For labs that want to implement barcode technology to positively identify slides as they are created and track the slides through staining, checkout and archiving, they face a choice between two different technologies: printing directly on the slide itself, or printing...
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Whiteboard Video Explains Why LaserTrack™ Is Best For Histology Cassette Printing The technical side of how cassette printers work can get...well...technical.  Speeds and feeds, bits and bytes, dpi and lpi...one thing that all histology labs know they need is a cassette printer that is easy to use, rock-solid reliable and prints highly legible text and barcodes cassette after cassette after cassette. Many histology labs are...
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Why Is Laser The Best Technology For Printing Cassette Barcodes In The Lab?Positive patient identification (and therefore, patient safety) is of paramount importance in the lab. It’s the primary reason for using barcoding in histology, cytology, pathology, or any lab environment.Identifying and tracking tissue specimens in histology labs involves placing barcodes on both cassettes and slides, and scanning those barcodes to...
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Barcode Technology in the Lab – Past, Present and Future It was a little more than ten short years ago when General Data produced the first viable barcode identification and tracking solutions for the histology lab.  At that time, very few labs had implemented barcoding systems for tissue specimens into their workflow.  It wasn’t an easy thing to do – there were significant hurdles to overcome, including the rigors of the...
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General Data Secures Partnership with Extreme Networks As you may already know, Extreme Networks has recently acquired Zebra's Wireless LAN business. To ensure that our current customers are supported through this transition, General Data has secured it's partnership with Extreme Networks. We are happy to announce that we are a Silver Partner, allowing us to continue to provide exceptional customer experiences. As an Extreme...

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