AUTOMATED PROGRAMMABLE SLIDE STAINERS
FAST, COMPACT, VERSATILE, & COST EFFICIENT
HEMATOLOGY MICROBIOLOGY CYTOLOGY HISTOLOGY
Programmistov str. 4, building 3, 141983 Dubna, Moscow region, Russia, Phone: +7 (495) 287-81-00, fax: +7 (495) 287-84-00, e-mail: mlt.llc@mail.ru

Description

FASTAINERs are modern, reliable and economical automated programmable slide stainers of Russian production. The product line includes four models, varying in the number of staining stations and the size of racks for slides, so that every laboratory can choose the one that best suits its needs. The devices have been designed to perform most widespread staining techniques for morphological examinations and can be used in the fields of hematology, microbiology, cytology (incl. Pap-test) and histology.

The principle of staining process is sequential programmed movement of racks with slides from station to station where technological operations are carried out. The working chamber is covered with a transparent lid and has compulsory ventilation, which ensures safety in handling toxic reagents.

The slide stainers are equipped with the following types of stations:

  • one station with a flow-through trough (tap water);
  • one station for drying or heating with warm air flow;
  • one station for automated loading and unloading of racks (only for FS-16-25);
  • combined stations – either for placement of troughs with liquid reagents, or for placement of racks with slides, what makes it possible to create an optimum configuration of a device for each technique and even for each laboratory.

The mechanics of our devices is unique in simplicity and reliability. The racks with slides rotate not only in horizontal plane, but also up and down. The rising of a rack from reagent is accompanied with inclining and vibration, which facilitates the draining of excessive liquid from slides and the rack. Thus, the transfer of reagents between troughs is very low. The manipulator’s mechanism is designed in such a way that a rack gets firmly fixed in its grab, making it possible to carry out high-speed movements (during dipping, shaking, transfer from station to station, etc.).

Control and programming are performed with a colour touch-screen display. Programming functions include not only the consequence and duration of technological operations, but also their parameters and modes. For instance, a technological operation can be performed in a number of ways: immersion into the reagent, immersion with a programmed period of activation, repeated dipping of slides into the reagent (can accelerate the speed of procession).

The option to program the duration of delay of a rack above the trough (‘draining time’) lets excessive reagent flow off. Programming the interval for introduction of new racks into the process makes it possible to configure programs with parallel procession of several racks. To multiply performance there is a possibility to install several troughs with the reagent that is used for a most time-consuming operation.

Thus, FASTAINER offers a good number of opportunities to make the process of staining FAST, and all the characteristics add up to making the whole range of our models versatile and efficient despite their compact size.

Overview of FASTAINERs technical characteristics

 

FS-9-25 FS-12-25 FS-16-12 FS-16-25

Overall number of stations

9

12

16

16

Number of combined stations

7

10

14

13

Number of flow-through stations

1

1

1

1

Number of heating stations

1

1

1

1

Number of loading stations

0

0

0

1

Blotter

-

+

-

-

Number of slides in a rack

25

25

12

25

Volume of reagent in a trough, ml

210

210

100

210

Control and monitoring

Color touch-screen

Max. number of staining programs

32

Max. number of program steps

30

Free choice for each technological program

  • Launch interval for processing of racks with slides (“interval”);
  • Configuration (arrangement of troughs with reagent and “parking” stations for slide racks);
  • Number of troughs with the reagent for longest procession.

Free choice for each step

  • reagent;
  • station;
  • time (0 s – 59 min 59 s);
  • activation period (1 - 99 s);
  • draining time (0 - 99 sec);
  • number of dipping (1 - 99).

Primary application

Haematology, microbiology, parasitology

Cytological screening (Pap-test)

+

Haematology, microbiology, parasitology

Histology (H & E, etc.)

Cytology (Pap-test)

+

Haematology, microbiology, parasitology

Histology (H & E, etc.)

Cytology (Pap-test)

+

Haematology, microbiology, parasitology

Performance,

slides per hour

up to 175

for Pappenheim (MGG) technique

up to 100

for PAP-test

up to 48

for H & E technique

and for PAP-test

up to 100

for H & E  technique

and for PAP-test

Dimensions, mm

460 × 540 × 330

650 × 540 × 330

460 × 520 × 330

600 × 540 × 400

Weight, kg

18

22

19

25

Power supply

230 V / 50 Hz / 400 VA

230 V / 50 Hz / 400 VA

230 V / 50 Hz / 400 VA

230 V / 50 Hz / 400 VA

Papanicolaou staining kits MLT-PAP-DIFF

MLT-PAP-DIFF are ready-to-use, high-quality staining kits for Pap-test in cytological diagnostics and screening. Our kits are suitable for both types of smears’ preparation: traditional and liquid-based cytology methods.

MLT LLC performs multiple-stage quality control in production. To help you maximize laboratory efficiency, our cytology products offer a long shelf life, economical usage and are available in three package variations, each offering not less than 1000 stained preparations:

No.

Reagent

Stains Package

Concentrates Package

Full Package

1

Gill II Hematoxylin

1000 ml

1000 ml

1000 ml

2

OG

1000 ml

190 ml (concentrate)

1000 ml

3

EA

1000 ml

260 ml (concentrate)

1000 ml

4

Dehydration solution

 

 

3000 ml

5

Clearing solution

 

 

1000 ml

6

Spray fixative

 

 

200 ml

7

Mounting medium

 

 

100 ml