PATHOS Delta

A Fully Automatic System to Fit Your Workflow

PATHOS Delta

Innovative hybrid processing technology

PATHOS Delta is the result of Milestone’s 20 years of know-how in applying microwaves to tissue processing.

It provides the ideal combination of automatic processing performance, reagent efficiency and environmental sensitivity, with the morphology and quality that you expect.

PATHOS Delta dual retort tissue processor never moves paraffin wax, resulting in the tissue processor with the highest uptime by design. It runs xylene-free, eliminating solvent degradation of the paraffin. Long reutilization of paraffin wax, along with reduced consumption of reagents overall, delivering a dramatic cost saving.

  • Fully automated processing in overnight and rapid mode
  • Customized reagents type and sequence
  • Up to 300 standard cassettes or up to 24 supermega cassettes
  • Any type of tissue, up to 5mm thickness in split rack (140/210) or random basket rack (300)
  • Any type of tissue, up to 8mm thickness in supermega cassettes rack (24)

Why Pathos DELTA?

  • HIGHEST UPTIME
    Wax is not pumped through the system hence PATHOS Delta delivers a higher uptime than conventional tissue processors by design.
  • WORKFLOW FLEXIBILITY
    Run ultra-rapid processes during the day and set for an overnight or over weekend delayed start protocol. Enables more even workflow in the lab.
  • HIGH PRODUCTIVITY
    Up to 300 biopsy cassettes, 40 SuperMega cassettes
  • SAME DAY DIAGNOSTIC RESULTS
    60 minutes processing time for needle biopsies, fixation included, with the possibility of Synergy auto-embedding
  • FULLY AUTOMATED TISSUE ULTRA-RAPID PROCESSING
  • NO DOWN TIME FOR POST RUN CLEANING CYCLES
    No pumping of wax, thus no post-run cleaning cycle.
  • XYLENE FREE & FORMALIN FREE
    No exposure to both toxic Xylene and Carcinogenic Formalin fumes.
  • DRAMATIC REAGENT SAVINGS
    Wax can be reused for a long period of time with a direct cost saving. Additionally PATHOS Delta has a lower consumption of alcohol than conventional tissue processors.
  • FAST VALIDATION AS IHC PROTOCOLS ARE MAINTAINED
    PATHOS Delta can use any fixative already used in the lab. Use of your current fixative enables you to perform all downstream tests (IHC, FISH, ISH, etc.) using the same standard validated protocols.
  • FULL COMPLIANCE 
  • PATHOS Delta can operate with resistance heating only, and processes breast tissue for assessing HER-2 in full compliance with CAP/ASCO guidelines and FDA HER-2 approved testing, in accordance with heating mode, temperatures, and reagent types.
Synergy Consumable Kit

Give your lab a present

PATHOS Delta is compatible with Synergy, a revolutionary patented method to automatically embed tissues as part of the processing protocols.

Through dedicated rack and consumables, the same tissue processor unit can simultaneously achieve processing and automatic embedding. All kind of tissues and dimensions can be processed and embedded with this method.

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