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Tissue embedding system for excelent laboratory results

There are several important processes inside a laboratory. Testing samples and performing researches is part of the daily-bases routine. Tissue processing is a very important part of any histology laboratory.

Tissues are made from large groups of cells that cluster together to complete a shared function. A tissue processor is an instrument that is used to analyze and process samples by fixing, staining, dehydrating or decalcifying them.

These devices have slowly evolved to be safer in use, handle larger specimen numbers, process more quickly and to produce better quality outcomes. Most modern fluid-transfer processors employ raised temperatures, effective fluid circulation and incorporate vacuum/pressure cycles to enhance processing and reduce processing times.

Tissue embedding system

In histology labs, a very common procedure is the tissue sampling, processing and staining. This is a very common and delicate process that needs to be done in the proper way, in order to not compromise the lab results. Tissue processing is about the diffusion of substances into and out of porous tissues. The diffusion process happens when you process reagents to equal concentrations inside and outside tissue blocks.

When processing a sample, you need to take into consideration several variables such as the temperature. In the histology laboratory, the tissue processing describes the stages where the sample goes through dehydration and clearing and then goes through the tissue embedding process. Most of the time, tissues are most conveniently processed through dehydration, clearing and infiltration stages automatically.

Tissue embedding parts and function

Temperature, pressure and vacuum and agitation are very important factors that can affect the tissue processing technique. For example, you can avoid high infiltration temperatures because marked tissue shrinkage and hardening by maintaining embedding waxes 2-3°C above their melting points. On the other hand, high pressure facilitates infiltration of dense specimens with the more viscous embedding media. Finally, tissues agitation during processing ensures an adequate fluid exchange and in automatic tissue processors, continual motion of tissue containers and flow of processing fluids is maintained.

Tissue embedding center

We have a wide range of different models for this product. Some of its features are, for example, that this tissue embedding center has fully programmable computer controls that allow automatic system start and stop at any time (weekly). The systems temperature is controlled by USA microprocessors and they display using color-changing LEDs to enable clear visibility of working status. This tissue-embedding center has five heated areas, including Paraffin Chamber, Paraffin Dispenser, left and right Thermal Storage Compartments, and heating plate (working area); they are individually controlled and work independently without interference from each other. In addition, it has a flexible heating mechanism that overcomes the shortcomings of traditional technology resulting in excessive temperature differences. System provides fast heating and precise temperature control. Finally, the dual-protection from overheating is safe, reliable and energy saving.

At Kalstein laboratory equipment, we are offering you the high-end  tissue embedding systems  you need in your company.

This article was published on Monday 04 September, 2017.

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