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PATHOS Delta

A fully automatic system to fit your workflow

PATHOS Delta

A fully automatic system to fit your workflow

Innovative hybrid processing technology

The Pathos Delta is the result of Milestone’s 13 years of know-how in applying microwaves to tissue processing. The Pathos Delta provides the ideal combination of automatic processing performance, reagent efficiency and environmental sensitivity, with the morphology and quality that histologists and pathologists expect.


Simultaneous microwave PLUS resistance heating

Simultaneous microwave PLUS resistance heating

The retort’s resistance heated base plate speeds up the ramping time to the pre-set processing temperature, followed by ultrarapid dehydration/clearing steps carried out by microwave technology for faster turnaround.

Early morning: process on-demand with microwave technology: urgent specimens and small biopsies in as little as 60-120 minutes.
This operation will cover about 30-40% of the average lab workload. Specimens can be ready for embedding, cutting, staining, allowing same-day diagnostic reporting.
Late afternoon load any remaining specimens in your fixative of choice and set Delay Start. In the early pre-dawn hours Pathos will automatically start processing. All specimens will be ready to be embedded, cut, stained at the start of the workday.

Resistance heating only

Resistance heating only

The Pathos Delta operates as a conventional overnight tissue processor. Its parameters can be set to fit your specific workflow requirements or to fulfill all CAP/ASCO guidelines for assessing Her-2 and all Consensus Recommendations for ER testing in breast tissues.

The Pathos Delta can be set up to operate as a standard, conventional, resistance-heating processor. 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.
Follows standard validation procedures for new lab instrumentation.

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Unmatched processing times

Six times faster than conventional processing

Specimen thicknessRapid protocols
Transplant
(less than 1mm)
60 minutes
(including fixation)
1 mm 65 minutes
Add 10 minutes to include fixation
3 mm 155 minutes
Add 30 minutes to include fixation
5-6 mm 290 minutes
Add 60 minutes to include fixation

  • 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)
PATHOS Delta: a fully automatic system to fit your workflow


Unrivalled quality

PATHOS Delta processes biopsies with specific optimized protocols to consistently assure the highest quality standards.

 

Bowel biopsy

Bowel biopsy

Alcian blue microwave staining of mucin producing cells (x 400)

Colonic biopsy

Colonic biopsy

Microwave processed,
H&E (x 400)

Adenocarcinoma

Adenocarcinoma

Immunostaining of Cytokeratin CAM5.2. MW processed (x 400)

Breast biopsy

Breast biopsy

Microwave processed H&E (x 50)

Metastatic breast

Metastatic breast

Cancer in lymph node, microwave processed H&E (x 400)

Begin breast tissues

Begin breast tissues

Microwave processed. Note the excellent morphological preservation H&E (x 200)

Breast cells HER2 amplification

Breast cells HER2 amplification

Detection by IHC, processed by microwaves. Hematoxylin counterstain (x 400)

Breast cells HER2 amplification

Breast cells HER2 amplification

Detection by FISH processed by microwaves. Red-labeled HER2 probe (x 800)



Easy to use

PATHOS Delta software: the essence of simplicity.

Step 1

Step 1

Load the rack with up to 210 cassettes
Step 2

Step 2

Select favorites
Step 3

Step 3

Select a protocol from the favorites list
Step 4

Step 4

Enter the number of cassettes and press Start. That’s all.


Flexible processing load capabilities

210

210

Cassette type
Standar 210
Split rack. Fits most embedding centers
300

300

Cassette type
Up to 300 random
For microwave overnight processing
24

24

Cassette type
24 Supermega
Suitable for whole mount
(e.g. prostate)
40

40

Cassette type
40 Slim Supermega
Suitable for whole mount
(e.g. prostate)
AEC Rack

AEC Rack

Cassette type
Up to 8 cassettes magazines
Rack suitable for automatic embedding centers


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Video

Watch our video to discover our PATHOS in action! Flexible processing load capabilities and easy to use are key features.

Catalog

Take a moment to consult our catalog to learn how to apply microwaves to tissue processing with the revolutionary PATHOS Delta Hybrid Tissue Processor.

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