Hardy Diagnostics, Santa Maria, Calif, has released the GramPro 80 Gram stain instrument from the company’s QuickSlide division. The device bulk-loads 80 slides at a time, with a maximum processing speed of 80 slides per hour. It also includes a stat stain feature, which allows users to place a stat slide at the front of the line for immediate processing. Offering an entirely hands-free process, the system has a small footprint that can fit easily on most laboratory counters. An automatic fluid level sensor monitors reagent consumption to help minimize waste. The system’s patented electronic eye precisely measures each stain run-off to ensure a consistent decolorization process, regardless of sample type or thickness. For more information, visit Hardy Diagnostics.