The ATP is the only tissue processor to direct the flow of all reagents, waxes and cleaning solutions to and from the processing chamber through a single rotary valve within a heated chamber.
Unsurpassed Tissue Quality:
Additionally, warm water flushes are no longer required as a weekly maintenance function to keep the rotary valve clean. This labor intensive task is required on some competing models.
Unsurpassed Tissue Quality:
To achieve superior tissue infiltration, the ATP is a step ahead of “stir bar” agitation, introducing a unique retort circulation of fluid movement called “bubbling”. Bubbling circulates greater volumes of solution uniformly at each level within the chamber. ATP customers have an added option of using spring dividers to organize their tissue cassettes so that reagent infiltration is further optimized.
Operators have peace of mind knowing that tissues are always safe during processing from either overfill or underfill conditions in the retort. In the event of a failure, the reagent recovery system will suspend the processing sequence, fill the retort from the previous station, then continue to process while bypassing the affected station.
The ATP is priced to meet today’s limited lab operating budgets. Because it has been manufactured to accommodate 2 tissue baskets or 300 cassettes, the reagent required is just 2.5 liters of reagent solution. On average, solution saved would be 38% for each program run!
Improved Reagent Container Design:
Reagent loading and unloading is more convenient than ever! Reagent containers are completely sealed, making transport and loading of solution safer. The system is designed to accept pre-packaged reagents for added convenience.
User Friendly Software:
The ATP’s rapid start-up procedure will enhance the labs daily workflow with its state-of-the-art software program. Choose from “one-touch” selection key control of either daily, immediate, weekend or holiday program schedules to initiate a program. For example, the end time may be changed any time, even at the last possible minute without leaving the start-up screen. Competing processors are not able to perform this edit function. The ATP’s distinctive LCD display screen views your entire processing schedule, the time, date, day, and program name while monitoring the status of all other processing parameters. In conjunction with quick, one-touch selection keys, the ATP offers flexibility in choosing four options of vacuum, pressure and unique “bubbling” circulation to enhance tissue quality.
The ergonomically designed ATP will process up to 300 cassettes in an easy-to-clean stainless steel processing chamber. The retort has been engineered to be compatible to the width of the tissue baskets, so that excess solution is not required during processing. Begin processing worry free, the ATP has eliminated solution level sensors!
Sealed, Wax Bath System:
The ATP exclusively offers 4 wax container bottles with a “reserve wax” bath that may be used as a quick change when rotating paraffin. Since the waxes are enclosed in a sealed container, escaping xylene fumes and spillage are never a problem. Disposal of used paraffin is easier than on conventional processors that have open wax baths. Additionally, after each processing run, the retort chamber will remain warm so specimens can be delivered efficiently for embedding. Never worry about messy wax spillage during specimen transfer. As an added convenience, the operator may wait to perform a purge cycle at a convenient time after each program run without being concerned of having a paraffin plug on the processor.
Sealed Charcoal Filter System:
The ATP provides complete fume control for lab personnel and is the only processor that offers a sealed container versus cardboard or cassette systems found on competing model processors. Removal of harmful, toxic vapors is more efficient using a sealed container and is easy to change when necessary. ATP charcoal containers are less costly to replace than cassette filters and more fume efficient and safer to handle than cardboard filters systems.
The computer automatically monitors the program status and selects the cleanest reagents based on past processing cycles. The onboard computer will propose reagents that need to be changed or renewed and select the schedule accordingly without manually having to change bottles.