Microscope slides are in-vitro diagnostic medical devices and therefore comply with Regulation (EU) 2017/746 of the European Parliament and Council of 5 April 2017.
The slides are made of soda-lime glass for optimal transparency that will facilitate microscopic observation.
Elles subissent un lavage et sont dégraissées et prêtes à l’emploi lorsque vous les recevez au laboratoire.
Storing them well and controlling the rotation of this stock is the key to a reliable and reproducible result !
Needless to say, slides and coverslips must be handled with care to avoid any risk of injury.
The expiration date indicated on the packaging must be respected.
The object slides are designed for single use. They allow the examination of cell suspensions and tissue sections, the realization of preparations and archiving.
Cover slips are glass plates made of borosilicate glass for microscopic examinations. They are made for single use and cover the slides for archiving.
Slides have a lifespan, not respecting it can generate false results, destruction of preparations and affect the accuracy of a diagnosis.
After the expiration date, the quality of the glass deteriorates and its physical and chemical properties deteriorate. This can lead to the appearance of a thin opaque film on the surface making the slides unusable.
How do I store my blades to extend their useful life ?
The slides should be stored in a dry place where the temperature is ideally between +4°C and +35°C.
They must not be subjected to significant temperature variations, as this would encourage the formation of condensation between the boards.
Some brands of blades are vacuum packed. This tropicalized packaging provides additional protection against humidity and temperature variations. Thus, if you respect the storage instructions, the lifespan is 18 months for standard blades and slats and 15 months for adhesive blades.
If you have several boxes of blades in your storage area, it is essential to ensure a good rotation of your stock by making sure that the blades with the shortest expiration date are used first.