Histology replacement? Beckman Institute Researchers Develop Low Cost, Stain-free Optical Technology

| March 9, 2012

Courtesy of Dark Daily:

Pathologists would gain new tool to diagnose cancer faster and more accurately, based upon stain-free analysis of tissue

Reading tissue biopsies with a new stain-free method could eventually help pathologists achieve faster and less subjective cancer detection. Should this technology prove viable, it would also displace many of the longstanding tissue preparation methodologies used today in the histopathology laboratory.

Credit a research team from the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois (UI) Christie Clinic and at the UI campuses in Urbana and Chicago, with developing this new technology.

They call the technique Spatial Light Interference Microscopy (SLIM). According to a story reported by Futurity.org, the technique uses two beams of light.

Read more: New Way to Look at Tissue Biopsies: Beckman Institute Researchers Develop Low Cost, High-Speed and Stain-free Optical Technology That Could Displace Existing Histopathology Methodologies | Dark Daily http://www.darkdaily.com/new-way-to-look-at-tissue-biopsies-beckman-institute-researchers-develop-low-cost-high-speed-and-stain-free-optical-technology-that-could-displace-existing-histopathology-methodologies-030912#ixzz1oe3Q3qhG


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