GLP and GCP compliant histology
For over 30 years Propath has offered a full range of contract histology services – from routine to more complex techniques, across all species. Services include tissue trimming, embedding, sectioning, H&E staining and special stains, all provided by highly trained and experienced technicians within a fully GLP and GCP compliant environment.
We operate an integrated quality management system throughout our facility covering all aspects of our service, including handling of tissues, subject confidentiality, study documentation, Quality Assurance, staff training, equipment maintenance and use of validated SOPs.
Our Study Directors and Principal Investigators have many years of conducting multi-site GLP studies and are familiar with all required regulatory documentation, including phase plans and study protocols.
Propath is experienced with all species and permitted to work with human tissue specimens under license from the UK Human Tissue Authority.
A SMALL SELECTION OF SPECIAL STAINS
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The Propath standard
Producing high quality, precise, consistent slides – in high throughput – is no small challenge. We go to great lengths to achieve this by focusing relentlessly on every small detail at every discrete stage of the histology process.
This includes, for example, controlling:
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Summary of Propath's research histology services
We would be delighted to discuss your specific histology requirements – please do contact us.
SPECIAL histology stains available at Propath
Propath offers a wide range of validated empirical staining methods, including but not limited to:
Alcian blue PAS
Hall’s Bilirubin stain
Jones Methenamine silver
Oil Red O
Perls’ Prussian Blue
Picro Sirius Red
Verhoeff’s Van Gieson
GLP histology studies
Propath has many years of experience of conducting the histology phase of multi-site GLP studies. For such studies the company is able to offer its own experienced Principle Investigators to ensure GLP compliance for the phase performed at Propath. A phase report can be provided and a study-specific QA audit performed, as required. A statement of GLP compliance is provided for all studies. Sponsors are always welcome to visit Propath and conduct their own onsite QA assessment.
Related services available from Propath
- Consultancy and advice on study design, regulatory issues and GLP documentation
- Expert histopathology evaluation and reporting
- High-resolution digital scanning of slides
- Automated IHC and ISH using the Roche Ventana Discovery XT platform
- Organisation and collaboration of peer reviews