General Data Unveils New Web Site to Promote Bar Code Labeling in the Medical Lab

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Company’s StainerShield bar code labeling system delivers effective laboratory specimen identification and tracking

General Data, a leading provider of specialized labeling and identification solutions, today unveiled a new Web site at The new site is dedicated to educating healthcare organizations on the benefits of using bar code technology in the lab to help enhance patient safety, prevent medical errors and increase efficiencies. The site also demonstrates how General Data’s patent-pending StainerShield technology provides positive sample and specimen identification, even through tissue processors and slide stainers.

StainerShield is a family of products for the lab that offers a complete closed-loop system for bar code identification of tissue cassettes and slides. StainerShield labels are formulated to withstand repeated and extended exposures to harsh chemicals, solvents, and stains, such as xylene, ethanol, and hematoxylin without degrading or separating from the slide. Labs can effectively utilize bar code technology with StainerShield to streamline lab workflow and positively identify and track all specimens, from accessioning to grossing, through staining, checkout, review and archiving.

“Busy labs need an efficient, error-free workflow, and bar code technology is a proven and cost-effective choice,” said Ralph Moher, director of corporate marketing and communications at General Data. “Bar codes have demonstrated in a number of industries to be an effective way to track items, manage data, eliminate errors, and improve efficiencies. Now, medical labs can incorporate the technology into their workflow to take advantage of all of the previously mentioned benefits, and more importantly, to prevent medical errors and increase patient safety.”

Moher added, “ provides a variety of information and resources to help healthcare organizations better understand how bar codes and StainerShield can be implemented with their existing infrastructures for error-proofing and workflow optimization.”

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About General Data Company

General Data Company is a leading provider of specialized labeling and identification products and solutions. The company’s patent-pending healthcare and laboratory identification technologies are designed to improve patient safety and care, reduce medical errors, facilitate patient administration and provide consumers with peace of mind and confidence in their health care providers. General Data is recognized as the premiere provider of integrated bar code identification and data collection products and solutions that enable businesses in a variety of industries to become more efficient and make better decisions. Founded in 1981, General Data is a privately held company with headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. More information on General Data products and solutions can be found at

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