Bioscience

Slides go digital

June 20, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: Arizona Daily Sun] – Glass microscope slides with thin tissue slices are a common sight in most college biology courses.

Millions of new slides are produced every year for common medical tests as well as the research that is being performed by pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

But how the glass slides are handled does not reflect advances in technology — the slides are still shuffled from laboratory to laboratory as pathologists and techs review the results under powerful microscopes.

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