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FixSTATION 1RH

Optimization, standardization and documentation
of the fixation step

Need good results?Start with a good preparation

Need good results?
Start with a good preparation

CONTROL OF FIXATION

Accurate control of all steps of the preanalytical process is a prerequisite for precise, reliable and consistent diagnostic assays. Recent publications have evidenced that standardization and documentation of the all important fixation step will lead to improved I.H.C. assays.

TODAY’S FIXATION

Leaving the specimens in a plastic container with formalin overnight does not fulfill the requirements for controlled fixation. No standardization, no documentation.

Traditional fixation
    How many hours/minutes is overnight?
    What is the temperature of the fixative?
    Is stirring available for temperature homogeneity?
    After how many cassettes is formalin substituted?
    Is the pH constant?
    What kind of documentation is available?

Until now, documented fixation protocols could only be obtained by placing specimens in an automatic tissue processor. This means holding a high performance instrument almost idle for hours/days waiting for the fixation process to be completed and documented.

The game changer. FixSTATION 1RH

The game changer. FixSTATION 1RH

Small enought to fit any grossing station or ventilated hood, the FixSTATION 1RH is a game changer in controlling the fixation process. Fixation of racks takes place in a close environment, outside the tissue processor, according to specific protocols with full documentation readily available.

What sets us apart?

  • Suitable for racks of Milestone and racks from other manufacturers
  • Suitable for all kinds of fi xation reagents
  • Temperature range: up to 55 °C (131 °F)
  • Time for pre-soaking: up to 99 hours 59 minutes
  • Time for fixation: up to 99 hours 59 minutes
  • Stainless steel tank (AISI304) with 4.5L capacity
  • Steel wire mesh filter of fixstation solution for protection againts contaminants
  • Automatic stirring of solution
  • Stainless steel tank (AISI304) with 4.5L capacity
  • Full reagent management

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Easy operation and safe handling

Step 1

Step 1

Place rack in the unit and enter fixation protocol
Step 2

Step 2

After completion of run extract filtering cage from tank. The solution is filtered and residues are trapped in the steel wire mesh filter
Step 3

Step 3

Eliminate excess reagent by placing filtering cage on the built-in front hinges
Step 4

Step 4

Place rack in transfer tray. For safe handling a cover is placed on the tray
Step 5

Step 5

Transfer the now clean rack to tissue processor. Skip processor fixation step and process specimens in a shorter time
Step 6

Step 6

Rinse filter cage over a suitable sink to remove all tissue residues. This operation keeps the fixation solution free from all kind of matters (tissues, mucus) improving the processing step



High flexibility


Suitable for all type of racks

Suitable for all type of racks

The FixSTATION 1RH will accept Milestone racks from the PATHOS and LOGOS family as well as racks from the most common conventional tissue processor of other manufacturers.

Full documentation

Full documentation

With the FixSTATION 1RH, documentation of every factor influencing the fixation process is stored in a log book for easy retrieval. Fixation protocols can be transferred to a USB stick and then printed for Quality Assurance and Compliance regulations. Full compliance to ASCO/CAP recommendations for HER2, ER testing.

Limited footprint

Limited footprint

Small enought to fit any grossing station or ventilated hood. Dimensions shown are during operation of the unit.

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Take a moment to consult our catalog to learn all the advantages of Milestone FixSTATION 1RH fixation system.

FixSTATION 1RH

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