From tissue processing to slide coverslipping, the histology workflow is laden with hazardous steps. Chemical sensitizers, strong acids, alkaline substances, and oxidizing agents are routinely used during histological workflows. These classes of chemicals are known to damage and even destroy living tissues. Ensuring the safety of laboratory workers is of the utmost importance. This workshop will present new approaches to help make the histopathology laboratory a safer environment with the use of formalin-free fixatives, phenol-free stains, DBP-free mounting media, IVD-certified ready-to-use reagents, and more.
Shalmica Jackson, Ph.D.
Senior Global Product Manager Microscopy
Shalmica Jackson is the Senior Global Product Manager for Microscopy and is responsible for the histology, hematology, cytology, and bacteriology product lines of classical IVD stains, dyes, and auxiliary reagents. She has a Ph.D. in Molecular and Integrative Physiology and Toxicology from the University of Kansas Medical Center and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cell Biology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. In her over 15 years in the life science industry, she has served as an R&D scientist developing cell culture bioprocesses, cell-based and bioanalytical assays for antibody therapeutics and antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) before transitioning to product management. Her roles have included cross-functional technical team lead, marketing, and new product and process development. She has given over 100 workshops and webinars at a local, state, national, and international level.
Clinical testing and diagnostics manufacturing
Cell culture and cell culture analysis