Sakura Tissue-Tek VIP 6 AI Tissue Processor (Refurbished)

SKU: 6040

Refurbished with Warranty
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Product Features

  • Optional xylene-free processing.
  • Automatically transfers 3 reagents at a time including paraffin during processing.
  • Continuous mixing for efficient processing.
  • High-resolution LCD color touch screen allows easy access to programs.
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The first choice in tissue processing now with advanced infiltration

The Tissue-Tek VIP® 6 AI Vacuum Infiltration Processor continues with Sakura Finetek reliability and innovation to provide the first and only tissue processor with automated onboard preparation of mixed solutions, automatic in-process reagent exchange, and Tissue-Tek® iSupport™ remote monitoring, which allows for safe, high-quality processing while saving time.

Advanced Infiltration
Using advanced infiltration methods, the Tissue-Tek VIP 6 AI was designed to provide high-quality tissue processing results for all tissue types, including fatty tissues. The Tissue-Tek VIP 6 AI is the first and only tissue processor on the market capable of automatically mixing specified reagents onboard to create mixed solutions, providing advanced infiltration of fatty tissues by enhancing dehydration and defatting without extending protocol times. Including three new mixing mode options, bringing the total number of options to 10, the Tissue-Tek VIP 6 AI can provide highly effective yet gentle agitation of the reagent in the retort for excellent reagent penetration of tissues.

Tissue Safety
The Solution Manager of the Tissue-Tek VIP 6 AI monitors reagent levels during operation for safe and worry-free processing. Providing fresh reagent from the two bulk reagent reservoirs during processing if needed, the Solution Manager ensures that our tissue processor offers the highest level of processing confidence during the day when staff is available or overnight during autonomous operation.

The Tissue-Tek VIP 6 AI arrives compatible with Tissue-Tek iSupport, Sakura Finetek’s advanced remote diagnostics technology platform. Meeting the high-level security standards of today’s laboratories’ IT infrastructures, the secure remote service ensures maximum uptime through fast reaction to instrument alerts by Sakura Finetek’s professional technical support team. Keeping with Sakura Finetek’s tradition of continuous improvement that has led to an industry-leading reputation in reliability, this tissue processor is equipped with a newly designed reagent manifold, making it the most reliable and safe Tissue-Tek VIP processor ever. The advanced reagent manifold system includes new fluid sensors offering an improved solution-detecting function that helps safeguard against unexpected user errors to maintain tissue quality and integrity.

The Tissue-Tek VIP 6 AI is user-convenient. The tissue processors onboard paraffin waste containers make the exchange and proper disposal of used paraffin safe and clean. Color-coded drain and fill ports simplify the exchange of reagents onto the instrument. An LED-lit reagent cabinet allows for quick visual observation of reagent levels. Simple, convenient operation combined with the familiarity of the Tissue-Tek VIP processor series reduces opportunities for errors and shorten the learning curve, supporting the lab’s ability to hit the ground running on the very first day after installation.

Efficient tissue processing protocol is as crucial to quality processing as having the right equipment for the job. See the poster presentation from NSH 2019, Unlocking the mystery of an effective tissue processing protocol: Using the Greenlee Ratio to Estimate Average Time (GREAT) method to determine estimated protocol length and reagent time ratio for a simple, low-risk set of guidelines to help update tissue processing protocols.