Tissue-Tek VIP® 6 AI
Vacuum Infiltration Processor
The first choice in tissue processing
now with advanced infiltration
The Tissue-Tek VIP® 6 AI Vacuum Infiltration Processor continues with Sakura reliability and innovation to provide the first and only tissue processor with automated onboard preparation of mixed solutions, automatic in-process reagent exchange, and Tissue-Tek® iSupport™ remote monitoring, which allows for safe, high-quality processing while saving time. Using advanced infiltration methods, the Tissue-Tek VIP® 6 AI was designed to provide high-quality tissue processing results for all tissue types, including fatty tissues. The Tissue-Tek VIP® 6 AI is the first and only tissue processor on the market capable of automatically mixing specified reagents onboard to create mixed solutions, providing advanced infiltration of fatty tissues by enhancing dehydration and defatting without extending protocol times. Including 3 new mixing mode options, bringing the total number of options to 10, the Tissue-Tek VIP® 6 AI is able to provide highly effective yet gentle agitation of the reagent in the retort for excellent reagent penetration of tissues.
Tissue Safety and Reliability
The Solution Manager of the Tissue-Tek VIP® 6 AI monitors reagent levels during operation for safe and worry-free processing. Providing fresh reagent from the 2 bulk reagent reservoirs during processing if needed, the Solution Manager ensures that the Tissue-Tek VIP® 6 AI offers the highest level of processing confidence both during the day when staff is available or overnight during autonomous operation. The Tissue-Tek VIP® 6 AI arrives compatible with Tissue-Tek® iSupport™, Sakura’s advanced remote diagnostics technology platform. Meeting the high-level security standards of today’s laboratories’ IT infrastructures, the secure remote service ensures maximum uptime through fast reaction to instrument alerts by Sakura’s professional technical support team. Keeping with Sakura’s tradition of continuous improvement that has led to an industry-leading reputation in reliability, the Tissue-Tek VIP® 6 AI is equipped with a newly designed reagent manifold, making it the most reliable and safe Tissue-Tek VIP processor ever. The advanced reagent manifold system includes new fluid sensors offering an improved solution detecting function that helps safeguard against unexpected user errors to maintain the highest level of tissue quality and integrity.
Bulk Reservoirs with Color-Coded Drain & Fill Ports
Simple, safe exchange of reagents into the instrument and the 2 bulk reservoirs through convenient color-coded drain and fill ports. The bulk reservoirs provide fresh reagent when needed via the Solution Manager or through the in-process Automatic Solution Transfer.
The Tissue-Tek VIP® 6 AI allows for quick visual observation of reagent levels thanks to an LED-lit reagent cabinet. Paraffin waste is automatically transferred to the paraffin waste container, saving time and eliminating awkward messes.