Leica Microsystems Nussloch GmbH is announcing the new Leica ASP300 S tissue processor reflecting the latest in state-of-the-art technology to improve specimen quality and laboratory performance.
The Leica ASP300 S is a fully enclosed, stand-alone system for the automated processing of up to 300 standard tissue cassettes.
The new model is a significant improvement of Leica's successful ASP300 and uses high quality materials and components to maximize reliability and durability. The ovarall focus of the design was to improve critical performance criteria like sample quality, process and operator safety, reagent carry-over and consumption, instrument up-time and lifetime cost. Remote, contact-free fill & drain of reagents, superior process control, an active paraffin cleaning cycle and an improved reagent bottle and cabinet design are just a few of the features that ensure optimum specimen quality. The enhanced Reagent Management System ensures a consistently high sample quality with optimized reagent use. Consequently, the cost of instrument operation will be reduced through eonomic reagent usage. A compatibility check algorithm avoids the cross contamination of incompatible reagents and assures a new level of safety and reliability. This again extends the lifetime of the reagents and improves the sample quality.
The Leica ASP300 S Software allows immediate access to the various programs and guides the operator safely and smoothly through the system. Frequently used programs can be definded as ‘Favorites'. A variety of smart features make the ASP300 S to one of the most reliable and efficient instruments available for tissue processing. A context-sensitive, online help feature supports the operator in routine tasks and answers the most commonly asked questions about the use of the Leica ASP300 S. Operation is made very easy via a solvent-resistant color touchscreen.
As an option, the Leica ASP300 S can be equipped with Leica RemoteCare™ for real-time application and service support via internet connection. Leica RemoteCare™ remotely monitors the ASP300 S, captures instrument data and proactively resolves potential problems. This helps maximize uptime and the performance of tissue processing.