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Best Practices for Lab Storage

Having your lab organized and well maintained is crucial when it comes to optimizing its performance and safety. Your lab will not operate at its maximum potential if your workspace is unkempt. Here are a few storage options to help you and your team keep your lab free of clutter. Dissection Instruments: Properly storing your pathology instruments is key when organizing your work station. Having sharps laid out in common areas or placing them in your pocket is hazardous and …

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Modernism in Architecture

Around the beginning of the 20th century, a general dissatisfaction with the emphasis on revivalist architecture and elaborate decoration gave rise to many new lines of thought that served as precursors to Modern Architecture. Notable among these is the Deutscher Werkbund, formed in 1907 to produce better quality machine made objects. The rise of the profession of industrial design is usually placed here. Following this lead, the Bauhaus school, founded in Weimar, Germany in 1919, redefined the architectural bounds prior …

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Business Insider: Mopec Announces Addition Of New Board Members

OAK PARK, Mich., Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Mopec, an industry leading manufacturer and distributor of high quality pathology, anatomy, mortuary, and necropsy equipment and products, is pleased to announce the addition of Sally Brandtneris and Dr. Joyce deJong to the Company’s Board of Directors. Mopec has a storied history and industry leading reputation of providing American-made, innovative and high-quality equipment and laboratory solutions to a variety of healthcare institutions, medical schools, and research laboratories around the globe. Having served eighty-three countries worldwide, Mopec’s twenty-five …

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A Tale of Two Saws

When considering what autopsy saws are available to a pathologist, there is certainly a limited array of models on the market to choose from. Certain styles of saws are specifically made with distinct features to complete the tasks at hand. One particular model is regarded as an industry standard by forensic pathologist after decades of use on the medical market. The Stryker saw was invented by Dr. Homer Stryker, an orthopedic surgeon who invented medical equipment based on the needs …

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Funeral Home & Cemetery News: Mopec Creates Cadaver Lifts With Adaptable And Clear Design That Exceeds Industry Standard

OAK PARK,MI— Mopec’s new cadaver lift series features more versatility in design and performance. Created with the consumer in mind, each lift has an adjustable top with a simple structure, achieving a Mopec standard in efficiency. An enhanced mechanical system offers advanced technological features that surpass all lifts in the industry. With a single scissor frame, the series offers a more durable structure that provides a safe and balanced load. Th is innovative design features a removable side handle that …

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Understanding OSHA For Lab Safety

Lab safety is a major concern when working in an environment with toxic chemicals and sharps that can cause physical harm. OSHA, better known as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, enforces safety standards by providing regulations for those working in these types of hazardous conditions. With over 20 years of OSHA Health and Safety experience, Mopec’s Safety Coordinator, Ken Roberts, knows the importance of a secure working environment. We asked him some key questions for pathologists and those working …

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Lab Design News: Hydraulic Lifts

  Mopec‘s cadaver lift series that feature more versatility in design and performance. Created with the consumer in mind, each lift has an adjustable top with a simple structure, achieving a standard in efficiency. An enhanced mechanical system offers advanced technological features that surpass all lifts in its industry. With a single scissor frame, the series offers a more durable structure that provides a safe and balanced load. This innovative design features a removable side handle that can be placed …

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History of the Autopsy

An autopsy, also known as a post mortem examination, is a dissection of a corpse that is performed to help determine the cause of death and examine effects of diseases. Throughout history, autopsies were often viewed negatively and prohibited due to religious laws.  This caused delay in advancement and prevented any development in the field for over a century. Ancient Greece: The earliest records of an autopsy were completed by Greek physician Galen of Pergamum, who had studied the symptoms …

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ThomasNet: Cadaver Lift Series Come With Single Scissor Frame

Press Release Summary: Cadaver Lift Series are equipped with a removable side handle and stainless steel accents. Units come with powder coat finishing and feature dual seal maintenance free battery. These 5-tiered products are integrated with adjustable top which is compatible with trays and racks. Lifts can elevate over 750 lbs using hydraulic system and come with key activation option. Cadaver is incorporated with scale system which offers solid measurement using four load cells, summing board and weight indicator. For …

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The Different Paths Of An Anatomic Pathologist

Cytopathology (Cytopathologist): Is the study of cells to diagnose the causes or nature of human disease. Cytopathologists examine cells that can be exfoliated, washed, or scraped from various sites from the body. An assessment of these cells can either be viewed by smearing the samples on a glass slide or suspended in a liquid medium, processed by the appropriate techniques. Dermatopathology (Dermatopathologist) : Focuses on the skin and organ system that protects the body from damage such as nails or …

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