A compact stainer for Cytology stainsOptimized Staining Throughput with an Efficient Laboratory Footprint. A fully automated stainer for Histologic and Cytologic slides.
Before the introduction of the Compass™ Stainer, ThinPrep® with Imaging for small and mid-sized laboratories required a large footprint staining device that made inefficient use of valuable bench space. Laboratory managers were forced to make difficult trade-offs when allocating resources.
Hologic® solved this issue by developing the Compass Stainer to enable laboratories of all sizes to choose ThinPrep with Imaging for a technological advancement in the detection of cervical disease. The Compass Stainer is CE marked, and is validated for the ThinPrep® Imager stain protocol.
The Compass Stainer is a standalone, bench top, automated system designed for staining pathology specimens mounted on microscope slides, and particularly, ThinPrep-processed cytological specimens.
The stainer contains 24 reagent stations and can store up to 15 staining protocols. Protocol 1 will be a default program. Protocols 2-15 can be programmed by the user. Each staining protocol may have up to 35 steps.
The complete solution for small and mid-sized laboratories
Instrument Dimensions Width: 81 cm/32”, Height: 41 cm/16”, Depth: 79 cm/31”
Weight 25 kg / 55 lbs
Operating Temperature 15 − 35ºC / 59 − 95ºF
Operating Humidity 20% 80% RH non-condensing
Electrical Voltage 220/240 VAC, 1 amp rated outlet 100/120 VAC
Power/Frequency Maximum 180 watts at 50 − 60 Hz