Shandon Varistain Gemini Slide Stainer by Thermo Fisher Scientific

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The Shandon Varistain Gemini Slide Stainer is designed for high throughput, precision, safety, durability and ultimate flexibility in histology and cytology staining applications. It features load-on-demand multiple baskets and programs, power outage backup and built in fume control to make staining easier, faster and safer. With the touch of a single button, the software schedules runs, allocates reagents, optimizes the reagent plan and calculates the most efficient route for each protocol. Sof... Read more


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Shandon Varistain Gemini Slide Stainer

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Average Rating: 5.0
2 Scientists have reviewed this product

5 out of 5
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    Reviewer
  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Arrowhead Pharma



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Such a time saver!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area: H&E stain / deparaffinization / rehydration

"This machine is phenomenal. We previously would do H&E stains and deparaffinize by hand and this saves SO much time. It's small enough to take up a comparable amount of space to that needed for hand staining equipment in a fume hood but without the fume hood requirement (but does need to be close to a sink). Modifying protocols is easy, setting up a new protocol can be a bit challenging to properly set up the layout. I would recommend having the tech put every protocol you're even considering running into the set layout from the beginning."

Review date: 03 Jun 2019 | Shandon Varistain Gemini Slide Stainer
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: RUH



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0
"The best machine ever! So easy to use and it never breaks."

Review date: 04 Nov 2011 | Shandon Varistain Gemini Slide Stainer

The Shandon Varistain Gemini Slide Stainer is designed for high throughput, precision, safety, durability and ultimate flexibility in histology and cytology staining applications. It features load-on-demand multiple baskets and programs, power outage backup and built in fume control to make staining easier, faster and safer.

With the touch of a single button, the software schedules runs, allocates reagents, optimizes the reagent plan and calculates the most efficient route for each protocol.

Software graphically displays the progress of each basket along with a text summary on the unit's VGA monitor.

Comes complete with suggested staining protocols which may be easily modified to the laboratory's procedures.

Stores as many as 50 staining procedures in memory.

Shandon Varistain Gemini Slide Stainer Features :

  • Load multiple 20-slide baskets on the machine.
  • Intuitive software makes it possible for the Shandon Varistain Gemini to perform separate protocols simultaneously with multiple baskets in process.
  • Units available with or without five independently heated positions for drying slides.
  • Units have 6 water stations, 26 reagent stations, and a total of 4 configurable doors for loading and unloading.
  • Battery back-up provides 40 minutes of power.
  • Ergonomic control panels, two loading doors and two unloading doors make the stainer convenient to operate.
  • Two-level design saves bench space.
  • Lower-level staining stations are on a turntable for easy access to all dishes from the front of the machine.