About Us

microscopic picture of placenta stained with picrosirius red
Picrosirius red – Placenta

Welcome To Histologistics

Hello, my name is Hans B Snyder, I’m the President and CEO of Histologistics.  We are a small New England based histology service, that started while I was laid up during a back injury in 2012.  With too much time on my hands, and a mind that just does not stop, I decided to work on a long-term goal to run my histology lab and teach others the art of histology.

Microscopic picture of fluorescent staining of monocytes and nuclei
Monocytes (red), Nuclei (blue)

Our goal is to help as many people as possible, researchers, doctors, patients and students.  We see the field of histopathology shrinking instead of growing.  For research, clinical and academia, this is bad news.   It seems, there’s not good enough histologists taking the place of those trying to retire.  This shortage of workers means less technicians do more work.  When less people do more work, there is more mistakes and slower turnaround times.  We want to make up for this lack of good trained technicians by taking young enthusiastic willing people and training them with our methods while working with or for us.

We have recognize this growing trend of more technician jobs with less available technicians to fill them.  To remedy this situation we and have created an histology internship program partnering with WPI and local high schools.   The program began 3 years ago and continues today.  2 – 4 high school students with backgrounds in science and earlier lab training, get to learn in our histology lab every year.

Microscopic picture of articular cartilage stained with safranin-O
Safranin – O – Knee joint – Articular cartilage (red)

We are now collaborating with JMD Histology JMD Histology website of Dudley, MA.  After months of negotiating our two companies will now work together on all projects.  JMD Histology recently opened after designing a new tissue microarray (TMA) system that is 4 times faster and does not use the tradition tools.  They run out of a 1200 sq ft lab that offers plastics and tissue microarrays (TMA) construction from existing tissues.  By teaming up with JMD, we will decrease turnaround time and increase potential capacity.  Over the next 6 months we will be working hard toward merging the two companies to offer one unified histology service.