The Importance of Microscope Slides and Coverglass in the Lab

Importance of Microscope Slides and Coverglasses in the Lab

Title: The Importance of Microscope Slides and Coverglass in the Lab

Date: May 30, 2024

Time: 1 p.m. ET

Presenter: Rachel Rosenblum, Senior Regional Marketing Manager at Epredia


Understanding Slides to Improve Workflows and Results

Microscope slides and coverglass are used in many parts of the clinical lab, but knowledge about their manufacture and technical properties may be limited. This lack of knowledge can lead to uncertainty about potential issues during their use. The attributes of different types of slides can create different sample adherence and possibly influence turnaround times and test results.

In this presentation, you’ll learn how slides are manufactured, what types of adhesion properties are available, and how various slide types can improve workflows and results.

Learning Objectives

This webinar will help you:

  • Describe the glass manufacturing process
  • Explain the adhesion properties of slides
  • Discuss the best uses for different types of slides
  • Review the importance of coverglass specifications

Watch on Demand       Download Slides (PDF, 4.3MB)

Fisher Healthcare is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.™ Program. One P.A.C.E.™ credit-hour will be provided for this complimentary basic level program.


Rachel Rosenblum, Senior Regional Marketing Manager at Epredia

Rachel Rosenblum, Senior Regional Marketing Manager at Epredia

With over 13 years of experience in the biotech industry, Ms. Rosenblum manages Epredia portfolios that include microscope slides and coverglass, slide and cassette labeling equipment, and other histology consumables and instrumentation. She has expertise in precision medicine, chemiluminescence, data management software, and cybersecurity for instrument platforms.



Jennifer Miller, Senior Manager, Channel Management at Epredia

With wide-ranging experience in life sciences marketing, Ms. Miller focuses on commercial targets and developing marketing strategies to deliver direct and channel partner growth for Epredia.

Robinson Anandakathir, PhD, Staff Scientist, Research and Development at Epredia

Dr. Anandakathir has over 15 years of experience in diverse areas of polymer, organic, and material chemistry. His areas of expertise include multi-step synthesis; synthesis, functionalization, and characterization of polymers; research, formulation, processing, and validation of polymer materials; structure elucidation of materials by spectroscopic methods; and radiation curing technology, coatings, and adhesives.