New automated stainer for high throughput staining launched by Thermo Scientific

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This new advanced automated stainer offers significant improvements in workflow optimization, particularly when multiple protocols are used. It has been intelligently designed to be easier to use than ever, with a new touch screen interface and intuitive software.

Gemini AS has an all-new touchscreen interface that is intuitive to use and makes day-to-day operation simplicity itself. A glance is all that is needed to check the batch stain progress. New LED lighting allows the operator a clear view of what is going on inside the staining area. It is also fully compatible with the Thermo Scientific range of coverslippers to match the workflow of modern high-throughput laboratories.

To maximise throughput, up to 12 slide racks can be processed at the same time. The control software automatically arranges the reagent positions for greatest speed and performance. Furthermore, duplicate reagents can be assigned automatically according to QC usage values to reduce downtime to change reagents.

Gemini AS has 26 different reagent stations, catering for both H&H and Papanicolaou stains without changing reagent pots. Once the racks are loaded and the protocols are selected, the intelligent software does the rest. Furthermore, Gemini AS has been configured for more application-specific staining requirements such as those within the cytogenetics and andrology communities.

The unique dual-layer configuration of Gemini makes the most use of laboratory space. Gemini AS also adds a built-in power supply for protection of your valuable samples. Protocols are easy to prepare and readily modified, and our recommended protocols come pre-installed. A USB port allows data to be downloaded easily for off-line processing and analysis.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With revenues of $13 billion, we have approximately 39,000 employees and serve customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as in environmental and process control industries. We create value for our key stakeholders through three premier brands, Thermo Scientific, Fisher Scientific and Unity™ Lab Services, which offer a unique combination of innovative technologies, convenient purchasing options and a single solution for laboratory operations management. Our products and services help our customers solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Visit www.thermofisher.com.

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