Leica Microsystems Releases New Advanced Tissue Processor
25 Nov 2011

Leica Microsystems has announced the release of the Leica ASP6025, an advanced tissue processor for histology laboratories. The new processor has been designed to improve quality, laboratory productivity and patient safety.
 
Nearly all patient samples arriving in the histology laboratory pass through the tissue processor as the tissue samples are prepared for disease diagnosis. Many of these samples are taken from patients in which cancer if suspected.

The primary focus of the new Leica ASP6025 is to ensure that specimens receive high quality processing whilst providing the utmost protection and care for each specimen. The processor incorporates a range of innovative features for specimen safety. These include a battery backup system that protects the specimens even during a complete power failure, and the simple addition of a glass window that allows a quick visual check of specimens during processing. Also, Leica RemoteCare remote 24 hour monitoring helps identify problems before they cause damage to tissue.

According to Arnd Kaldowski, President of Leica Biosystems, “Patient safety should never be compromised. The new Leica ASP6025 focuses on protecting patient specimens as damaged biopsies mean a patient needs additional surgery or that diagnosis is compromised. This is why we have made sure the Leica ASP6025 provides exceptional quality while ensuring patient tissue is always looked after”.

Along with the specimen safety features, the Leica ASP6025 also helps modern laboratories ensure high-productivity while protecting staff. Its rapid processing capabilities ensure fast turnaround times while a host of productivity innovations reduce upkeep time. Laboratory staff can also breathe easily thanks to a xylene-free processing option, contact-free remote fill and drain, and a unique system that draws fumes away for the operator when the processor’s lid is opened.

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Sonia Nicholas
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