Our favorite inventions for National Inventor’s Month

Siedentopf & Zsigmondy, 1903.

April is National Inventor’s Month, and we wanted to give a shoutout to historical inventors that had a hand in creating the technologies we use every day in our manufacturing and tissue processing lab. Advances in science are incredibly interconnected, requiring the use of materials and equipment from multiple fields with diverse contributors and inventors.… Continue reading Our favorite inventions for National Inventor’s Month

Talking transparency: The history and physics of tissue clearing

There is a growing trend among biomedical researchers to interrogate biological structures and biomolecular information in three-dimensional volumes rather than in thin slices. This is particularly the case for neuroscientists looking to spatially map the interactions between the hundreds of unique cell types in the mammalian brain. The ability to perform three-dimensional imaging and phenotyping… Continue reading Talking transparency: The history and physics of tissue clearing

Tissue processing in the 21st century

Figure 2: LifeCanvas' 21st century tissue-processing pipeline replaces traditional histology workflows, which involve a multitude of distinct steps and pieces of equipment (Figure 1), with a streamlined approach comprised of just 5 easy steps involving 3 turn-key devices and 2 simple solution kits.

Breathtaking progress in life sciences has brought us innovations such as high-throughput and individually-affordable genomic sequencing as well as next-generation flow cytometry that can phenotype dissociated cells for their expression of dozens of markers simultaneously. The development of cutting-edge technology solutions with standardized workflows has led to increased efficiency and reliability for these and other… Continue reading Tissue processing in the 21st century