Cleaning system for wax-contaminated tools launched
Menarini Diagnostics has announced the expansion of its comprehensive instrument range with the new fully automated cleaning system HistosMATE for wax-contaminated tools, which will increase laboratory productivity and safety.
HistosMATE is a compact unit that is extremely easy to use and will clean moulds, racks, forceps and other wax-contaminated tools in only seven minutes using the ready-to-use and eco-friendly MileGREEN reagent. MileGREEN is a safe non-carcinogenic isoparaffin solution that replaces xylene, a known hazardous substance for the human nervous system.
The tedious and time-consuming task of cleaning wax-contaminated items manually can be avoided with HistosMATE and this will contribute to a Leaner workflow in the laboratory and eliminate tissue carry over. Additionally, many histopathology laboratories use their current tissue processors to clean racks and other wax-contaminated tools. This process is slow but also leads to increased wax residue build up in the processing retort and may have an impact on tissue processor reliability.
The cleaning process on the HistosMATE is very simple. The operator loads items into the basket, shuts the lid and presses ‘START’ on the touchscreen terminal. In just seven minutes, an acoustic signal marks the end of the cleaning cycle. The reagent is constantly stirred and kept at 50°C, before heated up to 60°C during the cleaning process. Twenty cleaning cycles can be performed on HistosMATE before any reagent exchange is required.
For information about HistosMATE, go to our Total Tissue Diagnostics website.