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CILS Xylene-Resistant Slide Labels for Manual Tissue Processing

Computer Imprintable Label Systems Ltd News and PR from Computer Imprintable Label Systems Ltd - Published 22 June 2016 CILS have worked with Cancer Research to create a durable, printable label for identifying microslides during manual, xylene-based tissue processing.
CILS have worked with Cancer Research to create a durable, printable label for identifying microslides during manual, xylene-based tissue processing.

The laboratory’s existing labels were inadequate for their standard deparaffinising protocols; separating from the adhesive, disintegrating and causing vital data to be lost.

While several solvent-resistant label materials exist, most are constructed for automated processes where the xylene, acetone or similar agent will have evaporated before slides are handled by a technician. In the case of the Cancer Research laboratory, manual tissue processing means slides are handled while wet with xylene, causing printed data to smudge on these labels.

To achieve maximum print resistance in this application, the solution was the CILS 8100-USRS label material printed with a CILS RRD grade thermal transfer printing ribbon. It’s compatible with standard thermal transfer printers, and provided the Cancer Research laboratory with permanent slide labels that would keep print clear in aggressive solvents, IMS, IDA and temperatures up to 155 °C.
The 8100-USRS material is part of the CILS Laboratory Slide Label range of products.

CILS International manufacture durable labelling solutions for all laboratory environments and processes. For more information, please call on 01903 219000 or email [email protected]
Most solvent-resistant labels are for automated processes where the xylene will have evaporated

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