Biocare Medical’s IntelliPATH FLX™ Automated Slide Stainer: An Integral Part of EmeritusDX’s Improved Diagnostic Workflow

October 11, 2023 – Biocare Medical, a trusted provider of immunohistochemistry (IHC) instrumentation, antibodies and molecular probe for tumor diagnostics, is proud to announce a strategic partnership as the preferred vendor for histology and IHC at EmeritusDX, a world-class CAP accredited and CLIA certified laboratory. The integration of Biocare Medical’s IntelliPATH FLX™ Automated Slide Stainer […]

Biocare Basics: Ring Chromosomes

Ring chromosomes are a rare type of chromosomal abnormality characterized by a circular or ring-like structure formed from the fusion of the chromosome’s two ends. 1,8 This genetic anomaly can occur in any of the 22 autosomal chromosomes or the sex chromosomes (X or Y), leading to various clinical consequences depending on the specific chromosome […]

Biocare Basics: Oncogenes

An oncogene is a mutated gene that has the potential to cause cancer as a result of the mutation. Oncogenes start as proto-oncogenes, a term for normal, unmutated genes that help regulate normal cell growth, division, proliferation, and programmed cell death. Because cancer is a disease characterized by abnormal, unchecked cell growth, mutations in any […]

Biocare Basics: The Advantages of Rabbit Monoclonal Antibodies

Monoclonal antibodies are known to offer certain advantages over polyclonal antibodies. However, within the realm of monoclonal antibodies, there is a further division between mouse monoclonals and rabbit monoclonals. Rabbit monoclonal antibodies offer several advantages over mouse monoclonal antibodies, making them a popular choice where available.

Melanoma Markers: MART-1 / Melan A vs HMB45

Melanomas are a heterogeneous group of tumors (neoplasms) that develop in the melanocytes, the pigment-producing cells in the skin. Accurate diagnosis of these disease states is essential for proper management and prognosis, and immunohistochemistry (IHC) has been a longstanding tool for this purpose. MART-1/MelanA and HMB45 are two commonly used IHC markers for melanoma, though […]

Sectioning: A Deeper Look

Due to the diversity of tissue and media in histopathology, there is significant variability in techniques for sample preparation and no single answer for best practices. However, some key contributing factors can be identified and should be carefully considered. One often overlooked factor is sectioning thickness and how it may impact overall staining performance.

Biocare Medical Acquires Empire Genomics

November 22, 2022 – Biocare Medical, a leading provider of innovative, automated immunohistochemistry (IHC) and FISH (Fluorescent in situ hybridization) instrumentation and reagents, announces the acquisition of Empire Genomics, a market leader in molecular biomarkers to aid in cancer research and diagnostics.  Empire Genomics is a premier designer, manufacturer and distributor of a comprehensive menu of […]

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