KOS

The Microwave Multifunctional Tissue Processor

KOS

Rapid multifunctional microwave tissue processor

A state-of-the-art, multifunctional microwave tissue processor, the KOS is ideally suited as a complement to the existing capabilities found in histology laboratories, where the multitasking nature of the instrument can enhance and accelerate many of the typical applications encountered.

  • High definition color monitor
  • USB port to upload-download data
  • Touch-screen, 8” color terminal
  • Removable, stainless steel tray for extra bench space
  • Connection to fume extraction system
  • Built-in regenerable charcoal filter
Multifunctional. One Unit. Six Major Applications.

Multifunctional. One Unit. Six Major Applications.

Rapid Tissue Processing

Same day results for all tissue types: no compromise in regard to morphology and staining expression. Staining properties of microwave processed specimens are excellent for H&E routine staining, HC, IHC, FISH, in a fraction of the time.

  • From 1 to 45 cassettes
  • Ideal for transplant centers (Urgent biopsies)
  • Safe. Xylene-free.
  • No proprietary reagents (Ethanol – isopropanol only)
Bone Marrow Processing and Decalcification

Same-day diagnosis for bone marrow trephine biopsies. Will this help your patient? Decalcification plus processing in less than 3 hours!
An ideal application of the technology and of the multifunctional processes of the KOS: optimized decalcification and processing protocols are factory stored.

Rapid Bone Decalcification

An excellent application for the KOS. The efficient stirring continuously keeps the bone surface in contact with the “fresh” decalcifier, positively influencing the equilibrium:

  • Up to 45 standard cassettes
  • Up to 16 Meaga cassettes
  • Up to 8 Supermega cassettes
Special Stains

Time consuming staining procedures are enhanced by microwave irradiation. Factory stored, optimized, step by step protocols for most common stains for 1-40 slides. Preset or customized programs guarantee operator independent, consistent results.

  • Up to 76% time saving for histochemical staining protocols
  • No splashing, constant pH conditions
  • Magnetic stirring for temperature uniformity along the entire length of the slides
Antigen Retrieval

User programs can be easily set up and stored under “Favorites” for easy operations, otherwise users can easily select temperature, time and histomodules.

  1. Select temperature
  2. Select histomodule
  3. Select time
  4. Press GO
Fixation

Milestone has developed a dedicated fixation histomodule of up to 45 cassettes.
Users can select the time at temperature protocol to fulfill all requirements of standardization and documentation for CAP/ASCO for HER2/ER.
Finally, a factory stored opitimized protocol at 50°C guarantees consistent results.

Gross Hardening

Milestone specifically dedicated a histomodule for hardening, which efficiently hardens rapidly in the physiologic solution for a timely grossing process.
Finally, a factory stored opitimized protocol at 50°C guarantees consistent results.

Why KOS?

  • SMART
    Icon driven. No calibrations required: just plug-in and process.
  • FAST
    Results within 30-40 minutes for stat, urgent or transplant biopsies. Factory prestored optimized, full documented protocols for rapid, microwave enhanced procedures.
  • RELIABLE
    Kos is equipped with a set of control sensors to protect your precious specimens.
  • FLEXIBLE
    User defined customized programs can be created and added to a most used favorites list for quick access, as required for meeting the needs of each laboratory user.
  • XYLENE-FREE
  • KOS USES ONLY 100% ALCOHOL, RESULTING IN A SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER CONSUMPTION OF REAGENTS OVERALL
  • HIGH SAFETY STANDARDS and ULTRA PROTECTION FOT USER SAFETY
    Fully enclosed system with an extraction system of fumes, with charcoal filter, from the processing cavity.
  • FULL COMPLIANCE TO CAP
    The KOS tissue processor will enable the laboratory manager to fulfill the requirements set by the C.L.S.I.
    and CAP inspection guidelines. The ideal substitute for the “kitchen type” microwave oven utilized in many histology laboratories.

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
KOS EM

KOS EM

RAPID PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR ELECTRON MICROSCOPY

For acceptance of EM as a same-day diagnostic tool, Milestone has developed the KOS EM system, combining state-of-the-art laboratory microwave hardware, user centric software, and dedicated processing modules.

PATHOLOGISTS CAN NOW COMPLETE A DIAGNOSTIC REPORT BASED ON H&E, HISTOCHEM, I.HC, AND EM

The design of the KOS EM system allows closed vessel processing from fixation through 100% resin, limiting to a minimum the operator’s exposure to toxic reagents.
To avoid handling each individual specimen, all specimens are placed in processing cassettes stacked on a stem that holds up to 16 of them. This allows a simultaneous transfer of all the specimens from vial to vial.

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