Sakura Finetek Europe, Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands has launched Tissue-Tek SmartConnect. This automated transfer system creates a continuous flow between the Smart solutions Tissue-Tek Xpress x120 Rapid Tissue Processor and Tissue-Tek AutoTec a120 Automated Embedding System. This new solution enables a laboratory to optimize its workflow and work more efficiently, eliminating repetitive and unnecessary manual work.
Tissue-Tek SmartConnect is the first Sakura Finetek Europe launch from the company’s European research and development department. “Our team has done an outstanding job creating this complex robotic solution in just two years with the extreme high quality Sakura Finetek is known for. We created a fully automated process, starting with grossed tissues as input up to embedded blocks as output,” says Andries Dragt, vice president, Strategy and Business Development and founder of the idea. “With Tissue-Tek SmartConnect, Sakura Finetek once again proves itself as one of the most innovative companies when it comes to automating and standardizing histology laboratories. This solution is a unique step towards future-proof pathology and enables lab technician to spend more of their valuable time on what really matters.”
“In the coming months, the first histology laboratory will be equipped with Tissue-Tek SmartConnect to show its value and support the lab technicians in the workplace. This step is in line with our promise to empower pathology professionals to deliver accurate and fast diagnoses to optimize treatment success,” says Chris Koeman, president of Sakura Finetek Europe. “The patient drives this promise. Because when it comes to diagnosing cancer, there is no time to wait. We truly believe we can make more valuable differences for patients in the future, and that drives us to put all our effort into bringing more worthy innovations to the market.”
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Featured image: Tissue-Tek SmartConnect is an automated transfer system that creates a continuous flow between the Smart solutions Tissue-Tek Xpress x120 Rapid Tissue Processor and Tissue-Tek AutoTec a120 Automated Embedding System. (courtesy of Sakura Finetek Europe)