DecalMATE

Automatic Fixation and Decalcification System for Bone Tissues

DecalMATE

Simple, Automatic and Safe

Milestone’s DecalMATE enables histotechs to “tailor” their fixation/decalcification process to the specific characteristics of their bone tissue specimens.

For the first time, automatic protocols for fixation/decalcification of bone tissues are available for the modern laboratory. These protocols allow for improved diagnostic quality, consistency of results and faster turn-around time.

The unit consists of a resistance heated, temperature controlled process cavity, made of high chemical resistant techno polymers, with a built-in magnetic stirring device for temperature and concentration homogeneity.

MoL-DECALCIFIER

DECALCIFICATION SOLUTION FOR OPTIMAL MOLECULAR STUDIES

For faster decalcification times, fixation/decalcification with EDTA is best carried out at a pH value of 7.2-7.4. Milestone has developed an innovative, pure EDTA solution, based on a stoichiometric mixture of bibasic and tribasic EDTA to reach this pH value without the addition of an acid/base buffer.

The combination of increased temperature, stirring and MoL-DECALCIFIER during the decalcification phase allows fixation, decalcification and processing of bone marrows within 48 hours.

Fixation Decal. Temp. Total Time
Formalin 10% MoL-DECALCIFIER °C Fixation + Decal.
1h 30' 16h 30' 37 18h
1h 4h 50 5h
Formalin 10% Formic 10% °C Fixation + Decal.
1h 30' 1h 30' 37 3h
1h 1h 50 2h

Why DecalMATE?

  • HIGH FLEXIBILITY
    It’s possible to use different decalcification reagents, racks and fixation/decalcification temperatures.
  • SAFE
    Closed fixation/decalcification cavity with safety switches (shield open, cavity open).
  • FAST
    24 hours turnaround time for bone marrow up to 30 standard cassettes can be fixed/decalcified simultaneously.
  • FULL DOCUMENTATION
    The USB port enables you to update the software and download the event logs.

BoneSTATION, KOS, DecalMATE or LOGOS J?

Automatic Reagents Pump In and Out
Bench Top Unit
Active Charcoal Filter Box
Active Built-In Ventilation
Connection to Facilities’ Ventilation
Standard Cassette Capacity
30
110
30
48
Mega and SuperMega Cassette Compatibility
MileWATCH Ready
Cleaning Cycles Free
EDTA and Formic Acid Compatibility
Tissue Processing Protocols
CE IVD Unit

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