The use of automatic analyzers in laboratories hasn’t relieved personnel from the necessity of performing manual microscopic examinations of body fluids.
Correct staining is of vital importance for preparation of slides for microscopic examination. Manual staining process often does not carefully follow the staining protocol. As a result doctors obtain faulty slides with elements that are hard to discern even after the readjustment of the microscope.
V-Chromer automates slide staining procedure. One touch of a button provides evenly stained high quality slides suitable for manual examination or analysis using automatic analyzer.
Stainer lid is tightly closed (1), charcoal filter (2) neutralizes evaporations and odor from stains (does not require an exhaust hood) and vessels with reagents (3) are only open when used. Laboratory personnel have minimal contact with stains and vapor discharges.
There is no need to connect V-Chromer to water supply or drainage. Water is taken from a special tank and staining waste is gathered in a separate container. One pair of containers allows staining of 1000 slides.
Top of the slides is not immersed into the staining reagent, which leaves the barcodes intact for identification.
The rack with loaded unstained slides is successively immersed into the vessels with staining reagents according to the set protocol. The last vessel contains water where the slides are rinsed after staining. Once the staining process is finished, the rack moves to the first vessel for drying. All actions are performed at intervals according to the built-in timer. Once V-Chromer work is done you will obtain stained dry slides ready for examination.
|Use reagents of various manufacturers||V-Chromer I — open system to use reagents of various manufacturers
V-Chromer II — closed system to work with ready-to-use V-Stain reagent kits
|Software||staining protocol is transferred to the instrument via a memory card|
|User interface||user panel: 4 keys (Esc, ↑, ↓, OK)|
|Display||LCD alphanumeric display, 4 lines|
|Productivity||up to 100 slides in hour|
|Reagent vessels||V-Chromer I — 5 pcs.
V-Chromer II — 4 pcs.
plastic solvent-resistant vessels with lid, volume 200 ml
|Washing station||vessel with automatic filling/draining system|
|Drying station||vessel with hot air ventilation|
|Drop protection||built-in drip system with drying plates for drop collection, reducing contamination of reagents|
|Drainage of reagents||automatic draining of reagents used|
|Water supply||not required, loading and draining of the washing fluid via external containers|
|Reagent protection from evaporation||reagent vessels are closed, open only when in use|
|Absorption of evaporation/filtration||built-in absorbance system of evaporation/odour using a charcoal filter|
|Power||220 ± 10 % V, 50 Hz, 120 W|
|Size, weight||500×450×450 mm, 12 kg|