NEED OPTIMAL RESULTS? START WITH A GOOD PREPARATION.
"Frozen sections are one of the most important and difficult procedures a pathologist performs during his practice. It requires experience, knowledge of clinical medicine and pathology, the capacity to make quick decisions under pressure, good judgment, and a keen awareness of the limitations of the method”, says Prof. Juan Rosai, one of the most eminent pathologist the world, author of the leader treatise of the specialty, entitled "Rosai and Ackerman's Surgical Pathology".
While on the surgery table, patients are more than ever in need of quick and reliable answers about how the surgical operation is going.
The so-called Frozen Section Procedure is an urgent procedure, known to offer poor morphological quality slides due to the slow freezing procedure. Often slides cannot be considered satisfactory for diagnosis and the pathology answer tends to be uncertain.
The Frozen area is a Pathology lab division, where the need of professional tools is crucial. With this in mind, Milestone developed PrestoCHILL and PRESTO, completing its innovative line with instruments that improve both cryoembedding and staining for high quality frozen sections, in less than 10 minutes. A frozen block made by PrestoCHILL in less than 60 seconds will have a planar surface with an ideal sample positioning, and no ice crystals!
The Frozen section stained with Presto will be as good as permanent, for normal, fatty tissues, muscles and also lymph nodes.
Improve patient care in your Hospital environment, give histotechs the professional tools that they need and give pathologist the Frozen section slide they have always dreamed of!
Which Instrument is Right for Your Lab?
Cryoembedding for high-quality frozen sections
PrestoCHILL reduces freezing time to 60 seconds: it eliminates freezing artifacts through ultrafast freezing, preventing the formation of ice crystals. Cut fatty tissues like breast or lymph nodes can be freezed without any sort of difficulty and without the distortion of delicate honeycomb structures.
Processor/Stainer for high-quality frozen sections
PRESTO is an innovative benchtop processor/stainer for high quality frozen sections. It features a standardized approach to first processing the slide followed by fully automated and programmable staining protocols. PRESTO improves morphology and the total staining turnaround time is of only 4 minutes.
Flash freezing for standardized tissue banking
The FlashFREEZE unit standardizes the biospecimen flash freezing processing step of biospecimen. With FlashFREEZE it is now possible to run evidence-based biospecimen freezing protocols with the full documentation needed for QA purposes, thus eliminating the need of toxic reagents such as isopentane.