Leica ST5020 Multistainer Slide Stainer
The Leica ST5020 Multistainer produces consistent, high-quality results for both routine and special stains and can perform single or multiple protocols at the same time. The Leica ST5020 Multistainer Slide Stainer is a bench-top automated slide stainer designed for high throughput. The application of glass coverslips provides superior optical quality and reliable, long-term storage capabilities.
A minimum of 12 slide racks holding 30 slides each can be processed simultaneously.
The Leica ST5020 Multistainer Slide Stainer features continuous rack loading/unloading using up to 4 load/unload stations without opening the instrument lid. Of 36 reagent vessels, a max of 6 can be used as water baths with one of these having a separate connection, e.g. for distilled water. Staining programs can be run simultaneously, and the reagent management feature automatically monitors the usage of reagent cleanliness to provide optimum staining results. Any overfill of the waste-water tray triggers an audible alarm and automatic closure of the supply water valve.
Color-coded slide rack clips (transponder) allow fully automatic staining while a status table displays all active stainings.
The Leica ST5020 Multistainer Slide Stainer is programmed via a solvent-resistant color touch screen and can be connected to a remote alarm system. An intelligent multi-language user interface combined with a graphical program display allows the operator to quickly become familiar with the instrument while ease-of-use is supported further by on-line help covering each individual menu step.
Data is saved and loaded via a memory card with a permanent memory for up to 25 programs of 40 steps each.
The Leica ST5020 Multistainer Slide Stainer has an integrated suction/fume control system with an activated carbon filter.
Additional features include selectable incubation periods from 1 second up to 1 hour and adjustable specimen agitation (number, speed and amplitude of agitation movements).