Histo-Tek® SL Slide Stainer

A histology stainer that is standardizing the staining process

The Histo-Tek® SL Slide Stainer is an automated slide stainer offering a new level of convenience and standardization for your low-volume laboratory needs, all at a low total cost of ownership.

The Histo-Tek® SL Slide Stainer standardizes the staining process to optimize quality while reducing errors. It allows for up to 15 programmable staining protocols with up to 35 steps.  The multi-directional robotic arm enables either progressive or regressive staining protocols and the 20 or 30-slide racks option make it ideal for low to medium volume laboratories. It is a simple and intelligent Histology stainer for unsurpassed productivity – slide after slide. With it, your lab can run H&E, PAP, frozen sections or special stains. A total of 24 reagent containers, including 2 independent wash stations, enable continuous loading of slide racks and accommodate multiple stain protocols. Optional special stain containers are designed to reduce reagent volumes and costs. Additional relevant features of the slide stainer include: built-in fume extraction to improve lab staff safety, and an easy exchange of protocols through USB to standardize protocols throughout the lab while using multiple units. The Histo-Tek® SL Slide Stainer is designed for automation at your convenience in mind, making it one of the slide stainers with the highest levels of reliability and lowest maintenance on the market.



Compact footprint
  • Fits on any laboratory workbench
Continuous load
  • Increases throughput
Special stain reservoirs
  • Enables user to run H&E or special stains
  • Reduces reagent volumes and costs
User-friendly display
  • Contrast can be adjusted to obtain clearest text based on the users’ viewing angle
User-defined programming
  • Supports standardization of staining with full control
Built-in fume extraction
  • Improves safety of laboratory personnel 
USB data port
  • Easy exchange of protocols throughout the lab

For H&E, frozen sections and special staining


Easy to Program


User Safety and Reliability


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