Say Goodnight to Overnight tissue processing The Tissue-Tek® Xpress® x120 Continuous Rapid Tissue Processor is a self-contained tissue processor employing microwave and vacuum infiltration techniques. The instrument performs automatic rapid processing (fixation, dehydration, clearing, and paraffin impregnation) of tissue specimens in preparation for histological study and examination.
Efficient, manageable, continuous workflow
Same day results by reduced TAT.
More efficient workflow. Even distribution of samples less stress at the lab higher employee satisfaction.
All results on one block incl. molecular studies. Reduced rework IHC staining
Reduction of reagents usage up to 80%
Ease of use, no chance to mix up reagents
Healthy working environment
Loading up to 40 cassettes every 20 min.
Processing time 80min.
Loading up to 40 cassettes every 20 min.
Molecular friendly processing Compatible with IHC
Little use of reagents compared to other systems
One ready-to-use disposable container for reagents
Formalin and Xylene free processing
Models Xpress® x Series
7722 Xpress® x120 Continuous Rapid Tissue Processor 220V; 50/60 Hz
7750 Xpress® x50 Continuous Rapid Tissue Processor 100 – 220V; 50/60 Hz
Rated Voltage and Current AC 220V±10%, 50/60 HZ, 20 Amps single phase (Nema l-20)
Standards UL3101-1:1993, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No 1010.1-92 Control Integrated PC
Operational Temperature 15 °C to 35 °C
Operational Relative Humidity 30% to 85% (no condensation)
Operational Pressure 70 kPa to 106 kPa
Dimensions (WxDxH) 85 x 71 x 163 cm
Weight 280 kg
Dimensions (WxDxH) 170 x 71 x 163 cm
Weight 460 kg
Display & Keyboard Colour touch screen, full graphical keyboard
Display Size 26.7 cm (diagonal)
Indicator Lights Power on, Auto Start/Shutdown, System Status
Data Interface LAN connection, USB port, automatic and ondemand printouts, import/export to external PC
Alarms Audible tones with tone and volume adjustments, screen display messages
Diagnostic Functions Self diagnostic, error messages and codes, error list and log, PC connection
Process Capacity Continuous loading of up to 40 cassettes
Xpress® x50 Up to 50 specimens per hour
Xpress® x120 Up to 120 specimens per hour
Robotic System One robotic arm moving from station to station in the X-Y plane, with automatic opening and closing of the station lids
Xpress® x50 2 retorts with computer controlled lids
Xpress® x120 4 retorts with computer controlled lids
Reagent #1: 3.8 L
Reagent #2: 3.0 L
Xpress® x50 1 position, 1.2 L, removable
Xpress® x120 1 position, 1.2 L, removable
Xpress® x50 No Unload Station
Xpress® x120 2 Unload Stations with computer-controlled lid and 1 removable container
Program Memory 2 (factory set) processing programs (Standard and Extended)
Xpress® x50 Standard: 40 min. per retort (total 85 min.) Extended: 80 min. per retort (total 165 min.)
Xpress® x120 Standard: 15 min. per retort (total 65 min.) Extended: 30 min. per retort (total 125 min.)
Specimen Types Human and animal, fixed and unfixed
Specimen Thickness 2.0 mm or less using the Standard Programme 3.0 mm or less using the Extended Programme
Microwave Station 51° C ± 1° C Vacuum (Paraffin) Retort 62 °C ± 1° C
User-defined Parameters Institution name, start/shutdown, procedure, cassette/run count, loading procedure, UPS, print-outs, user-defined report sort, date/time formats, alarm volume/tone, key sound on/off
Workload Statistics Daily, weekly, monthly by operator or userdefined file
Start-up Less than 1 hour, 4 hours from cold start Auto Start mode presets a system ready time
Password Protection Up to 4 Administrator and 20 Operators
Fume Control 1 disposable carbon cartridge (Item Code 7107), or external ventilator
Daily Maintenance Replace tray liner (Item Code 7106) and Molecular Fix (Item Code 7120). Clean baskets and exterior (if necessary)
Weekly Maintenance Clean retort mesh filter (1 per retort) and clean retorts 1 (& 2 for Xpress® x120) sight tube
Molecular Fixative Item Code 7120, 4 x 3.8 L, for long-term storage and transport of tissue samples and in the loading station to keep specimens wet. Preserves DNA, RNA and proteins. Alcohol based proprietary formulation, Formalin-free Pre-Processing Solution Item Code 7115, 4 x 3.8 L. To pre-condition the tissue cassette for 15 or 120 minutes prior to loading on the instrument. Acetone based proprietary formulation, Formalin-free
Xpress® x50 Item Code 7760 (consisting of 1 x Reagent #1 and 1 x Reagent # 2)
Xpress® x120 Item Code 7730 (consisting of 2 x Reagent #1 and 2 x Reagent # 2)
Reagent # 1 3.8 L. Part of set #7730. Fixation and Dehydration. Acetone based proprietary formulation, formalin-free
Reagent # 2 3.0 L when melted. Part of set #7730. Clearing and Impregnation. Paraffin based proprietary formulation, Xylene-free
On-board reagent replacement
Xpress® x50 Every 800 specimens or 5 days of operation, whatever comes first, all on-board reagents are replaced at once. Convenient disposable packaging, including bottle connectors.
Xpress® x120 Every 1500 specimens or 5 days of operation, whatever comes first, all on-board reagents are replaced at once. Convenient disposable packaging, including bottle connectors.