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 3 new mixing mode options, bringing the total number of options to 10, the Tissue-Tek VIP® 6 AI is able to provide highly effective yet gentle agitation of the reagent in the retort for excellent reagent penetration of tissues.
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, the Tissue-Tek VIP® 6 AI 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 the highest level of tissue quality and integrity.
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 2 bulk reagent reservoirs during processing if needed, the Solution Manager ensures that the Tissue-Tek VIP® 6 AI offers the highest level of processing confidence both during the day when staff is available or overnight during autonomous operation.
The Tissue-Tek VIP® 6 AI also delivers strongly on user convenience. Providing in-process Automatic Solution Transfer of two reagents and the paraffin, manual maintenance is significantly reduced, saving both time and money. The onboard paraffin waste container makes the exchange and proper disposal of used paraffin safe, clean, and easy. Color-coded drain and fill ports simplify the safe 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 shortens the learning curve, supporting the lab’s ability to hit the ground running on the very first day after installation.