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From:margaret blount <>
To:histonet <>
Date:Thu, 10 Jun 1999 13:44:04 +0100

Dear Histonetters,

I am running a small histology service laboratory in industrial research. To
date our records have been maintained on paper. Does anyone have any advice to
offer about suitable databases for recording accession numbers, type of blocks,
sections required, etc for a histology service? Would such databases be able to
generate bar coded labels and would this be appropriate? At the moment the
service is small but it is expanding and I would want any database to be able
to cope with such expansion. The paper based records work, but we are all
encouraged to look at electronic based tools  and I would anticipate being able
to archive results, reports and photographs or at least references to their
whereabouts within the same database. Are there such databases about and what
do histotechs feel about them?

I look forward to your replies.

Thanks a lot 


Margaret Blount
Colworth House
Unilever Research

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