Instrumentation

Automated Slide stainers and IHC instrumentation

 

Biocare Medical designs and produces innovative IHC instrumentation that increases efficiency, reduces processing time, labor costs with clear and concise staining for immunohistochemistry. These instruments include our fully-automated IHC stainer and semi-automated IHC staining equipment.

ONCORE™ Pro

The in vitro diagnostic (IVD) labeled ONCORE™ Pro Automated Slide Staining System is a compact powerhouse for any clinical laboratory. ONCORE Pro opens a world of possibilities to perform IHC, ISH, FISH, and CISH in a single compact benchtop platform. The ONCORE Pro processes up to 36 slides in a single run, with the ability to perform independent protocols at each slide position for high-throughput slide processing.

Slide processing is facilitated by unique reaction modules that enclose slides between a heated platform and a novel reagent containment chamber. Reagents are dispensed onto slides through a port attached to each chamber, allowing for minimal reagent usage and waste production. These unique chambers provide gentle agitation to enhance incubation throughout the staining procedure, maximizing staining intensity while minimizing background. The ONCORE Pro also accommodates simultaneous Multiplex IHC, allowing fast and efficient processing of multiple IHC markers on a single slide.

ONCORE Pro fully automates the staining process utilizing advanced online antigen retrieval technology, pre-optimized reagents, and ready to use antibodies to enhance laboratory workflow, increase laboratory efficiency, and reduce hands-on processing time. Solve modern-day challenges facing your laboratory now and in the future with the advanced automation of ONCORE Pro.

IntelliPATH

Using a suite of advanced technologies for increased productivity and turnaround time, the intelliPATH FLX® is the intelligent choice for anatomic pathology and research laboratories.

It is a fully open system with continuous random access and prioritized STAT capability, delivering maximum flexibility to meet the needs of your laboratory. A suite of high performance technologies includes simultaneous Multiplex IHC capability, “no touch” liquid level sensing, and simultaneous X and Y movement to help provide the most rapid turnaround time and sheer volume of IHC results available.

Whether your workflow involves running large slide batches, discrete small batches, or a combination of batch and STAT slides, the intelliPATH FLX® delivers the right solution with an innovative slide staining system, optimized reagents, and award-winning technical support for a variety of applications.

IQ Slide Stainer

The IQ Kinetic Slide Stainer provides reliability and flexibility that clinical and research lab operators need. The IQ stainer is the perfect bridge between manual staining by hand and a semi- or fully-automated IHC platform. The open staining platform can be used for immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, in situ hybridization or special stains.

One of the most innovative features is its tilt-action rack. This specially shaped rack allows users to avoid handling each slide individually, and it prevents cross-contamination.

The Orbital Shaker provides smooth agitation action for the reagents on the slides. The temperature may be raised to 95 degrees with a programmable HOT BAR. With a combination of agitation and heat, the tissues are intensely stained while increasing enzymatic reactions.

The IQ Kinetic Slide Stainer has been optimized and validated for the RISH procedure, and it can handle a throughput of 12, 24 or 36 slides depending on your laboratory volume requirements.

Decloaking Chamber

The Decloaking Chamber NxGen was created for consistent, accurate heat-induced epitope retrieval (HIER). This instrument has five temperature settings from 60 to 110 degrees.

The user can program the times it will take for the retrieval protocol to move from one discrete temperature to the next. The entire range can be completed within one hour. The Decloaking Chamber NxGen offers a fully automated operation that can handle up to 72 slides at a time and only requires a few minutes of operation per run.

This machine also has a port for transferring data. The run data can be retrieved with a USB drive and exported to a computer. The data retrieved includes the time per run and pressure and temperature readings. The data for the previous run is also stored so that a quick start of the previous run is available.

Desert Chamber Pro

Desert Chamber Pro is an efficient oven for quickly drying slides. This oven is better than conventional slide drying ovens because it has:

  • A digital timer and temperature process control
  • A 365-watt element and a turbofan
  • A slide capacity of 750

The digital temperature controller changes the operation of the oven to suit the volume of slides placed into it and keeps the internal temperature constant. With the programmable temperature control, the turbo drying oven provides superior performance when drying slides in bulk. Fast-drying methods are particularly useful for IHC, in situ hybridization and special stains.

Contact Biocare Medical

To obtain more information about any of our instruments, please contact us now or give us a call at 800-799-9499.