Tissue Processing
Tissue Processing

Rapid Tissue Processing

Automatic Systems and Multifunctional Systems

Rapid Tissue Processing include LOGOS One (Rapid, fully automated single retort tissue processor), LOGOS, LOGOS J, KOS (Rapid microwave tissue processor), Pathos DELTA and HISTOS 3 and 5

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  • Work area totally enclosed during operation
  • An advanced system of remote assistance through a standard internet connection
  • Intuitive touch display. Icon-driven, user friendly

LOGOS One

The first all-in-one rapid tissue processor.
The ideal tool for the "lean" lab.

  • Logos OneRapid, fully automated single retort
  • Rapid, simultaneous dual retort
  • State-of-the-art resistance heating

The Logos One is able to carry out rapid protocols with 1 step of ethanol and 1 step of isopropanol only, thanks to its advanced processing retort heating system. The resistive heating elements, built in the aluminium retort walls, ensure a fast and homogeneous temperature increase of the reagents, to the pre-set processing values.
The diffusion of the reagent is guaranteed by an high efficient magnetic stirrer bar at the bottom of the retort, thus ensuring the optimal execution of the dedicated processing protocols in all cassette rack positions.

Throughout the day the histotech can process urgent and small biopsies, on demand. These samples/biopsies, which can constitute 40-60% of the workload of a histopathology lab, are rapidly processed. The short processing time allows embedding, cutting and staining of specimens so that slides are available to the pathologist on the same day. The remaining cassettes can be automatically processed during the night.

Addressing the needs of “lean” labs for a flexible tissue processor.
Highly adaptable to customized workflow streams.

  • Fully automated processing in overnight and rapid mode
  • Parallel processing in continuous flexible-size batch mode
  • Up to 140 cassettes with 1 gallon standard reagent containers
  • Up to 210/300 cassettes with 5 liter reagent containers
  • Any type of tissue, up to 6 mm thickness
  • Unmatched processing times
  • Green, safe and economical: no transfer of reagents to tanks

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LOGOS

The first all-in-one hybrid tissue processor.
The ideal tool for the "lean" lab.

  • LogosRapid, fully automated single retort
  • Rapid, simultaneous dual retort
  • Overnight tissue processor

The LOGOS is the all-in-one tissue processor with the exclusive Milestone patented microwave hybrid processing technology; addressing the needs of “lean” labs for a flexible tissue processor, LOGOS is highly adaptable to customized workflow streams.

Resistance heating mode

The LOGOS can operate as a conventional resistance heated overnight tissue processor: its processing parameters can be set to fit your specific workflow requirements.

Simultaneous microwave and resistance heating mode

Ultra-rapid dehydration/clearing steps are carried out by microwave heating technology for faster turnaround. The retort’s resistance heating speeds up the ramp up time to the pre-set processing temperature.

LOGOS advantages

  • Fully automated processing in overnight and rapid mode
  • Parallel processing in continuous flexible-size batch mode
  • Up to 140 cassettes with 1 gallon standard reagent containers
  • Up to 210 cassettes with 5 liter reagent jars
  • Any type of tissue, up to 6 mm thickness
  • Unmatched processing times
  • Green, safe and economical: no transfer of reagents to tanks

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LOGOS J

The right tool for the lean lab.
The first "personal" hybrid tissue processor.
Quality. Speed. Flexibility. Automation.

  • Logos JRapid, fully automated single retort
  • Rapid, simultaneous dual retort
  • Automated decalfication + processing for bone marrow

Milestone has matched the unarticulated needs of users with technological possibilities that open new doors: the LOGOS J is the result of a philosophy that sets a new standard in the field of tissue processing.
In today’s histology labs, the workload consists approximately of 35-50% small biopsies (below 3 mm) and 40-50% surgical specimens.

Transplant, stat and urgent biopsies that require a rapid turnaround time are a minority of the total workload. This small number of biopsies interferes with the routine workflow of the laboratory.
Large capacity conventional tissue processors do not fulfill the requirements for the speed and flexibility needed to effectively improve the workflow of a laboratory or address these specific workflow streams.
There are times in the gradual evolution of a technology that a leap forward occurs that is of such magnitude and significance that it is completely unforeseen as being within the realm of capability: this is what LOGOS J represents.

LOGOS J advantages

  • Improving the workflow of the laboratory
  • Unmatched quality
  • Unmatched processing times
  • Unmatched processing flexibility
  • Fully automated bone marrow processing for a diagnosis in less than 24-hours
  • Green, safe and economical

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Pathos Delta

Hybrid tissue processor (microwave+conventional).
Fully automatic.

  • Pathos DeltaDramatic time savings: 1-3 hours protocols
  • Throughput flexibility: 5-300 cassettes
  • 2-3 standard reagents only

The Pathos Delta is the result of Milestone’s 13 years of know-how in applying microwaves to tissue processing.

The Pathos Delta provides the ideal combination of automatic processing performance, reagent efficiency and environmental sensitivity, with the morphology and quality histologists and pathologists expect.

The Pathos Delta can also operate as a conventional overnight tissue processor.

Its parameters can be set to fit your specific workflow requirements or to fulfill all CAP/ASCO guidelines for assessing Her-2 and all Consensus Recommendations for ER testing in breast tissues.

The freedom to process according to your needs

  • Any type of specimen from 1 mm to 10 mm in thickness
  • Up to 300 standard cassettes or up to 24 supermega cassettes
  • Whole mount tissue slices (prostate/breast)
  • Formalin or formalin-free fixation
  • Xylene or xylene-free clearing
  • Conventional sequence of reagents or just ethanol/isopropanol
  • Open system. No proprietary reagents required

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KOS

Rapid, icon driven, multifunctional tissue processor

  • KOSDecalcification
  • Special Stains
  • Time/Temperature
  • Fixation
  • Gross Hardening
  • Electron Microscopy model available

A state-of-the-art, multifunctional microwave tissue processor, the KOS is ideally suited as a complement to existing capabilities found in histology laboratories, where the multitasking nature of the instrument can enhance and accelerate many of the typical applications encountered.
Packed with the latest microwave and sensor technology, KOS is controlled by the most advanced, intuitive software.

KOS advantages:

  • Smart. Icon driven.
  • Fast. Factory prestored optimized, full documented protocols for rapid, microwave enhanced procedures. No calibrations required. Just plug-in and process.
  • Reliable. Sensor controlled for protection of your precious specimens.
  • Flexible. User defined customized programs can be created and added to a favorites list for quick access, as required for meeting the needs of each user laboratory.

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