Simultaneous microwave and resistance heating mode
LOGOS is the all-in-one tissue processor with the exclusive Milestone patented microwave hybrid processing technology. It is a flexible tissue processor highly adaptable to customized workflow streams.
The LOGOS can operate as a conventional resistance heated overnight tissue processor. It fulfills all CAP/ASCO guidelines for assessing Her-2, ER and PgR testing in breast tissues. Ultra-rapid dehydration/clearing steps are carried out by microwave heating technology for a faster turnaround.
Its processing parameters can be set to fit your specific workflow requirements.
* European Patent EP 2 278 296 - U.S. Patent 7,075,045
THE UNIQUE FEATURES OF LOGOS
- Fully automated processing in overnight and rapid mode
- Parallel processing in continuous flexible-size batch mode
- Up to 140 cassettes with 1 gallon standard reagent containers
- Up to 210/300 cassettes with 5 liter reagent containers
- 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 super mega cassettes rack (24)
Unmatched processing times
Six times faster than conventional processing enabling same-day diagnosis
|Specimen thickness||Rapid protocols. Fully automated||Improved workflow with sequential processing in continuous batch mode|
(less than 1mm)
|Full batch* processed in 34 minutes
|Batch* loading every 21 minutes|
|1 mm||Full batch processed in 1 h 40 minutes
(including fixation) - 210 cassettes
|Batch loading every 1 h 16 minutes|
|1 mm||Full batch processed in 1 h 30 minutes
(including fixation) - 140 cassettes
|Batch loading every 1 h 6 minutes|
|3 mm||Full batch** processed in 3 h 5 minutes
|Batch** loading every 2 hours|
|5 mm||Full batch** processed in 5 h 56 minutes
|Batch** loading every 3 hours 36 minutes|
Note: The above timing are referred to ethanol/isopropanol protocols, excluding reagent movement.
* Up to 70 cassettes
** Up to 140 cassettes with 1 gallon containers and up to 210 cassettes with 5 liter reagent jars
Innovative workflow options with LOGOS
Fully automated, single retort, rapid hybrid tissue processor
LOGOS can run urgent biopsies with hybrid microwave technology as a fully automated unit.
Molten wax is transferred automatically to and from the processing retort for the impregnation step.
This mode enables single batch runs with short cleaning cycles.
LOGOS can run protocols as an advanced resistance heated conventional processor. Xylene-free protocols with four reagents only: formalin, ethanol, isopropanol and wax. If required, xylene protocols are available. As an alternative, run LOGOS as a rapid tissue processor (delayed start) with desired completion time set by user, allowing additional fixation time if needed.
Sequential, dual retort, simultaneous batch hybrid tissue processor
The first rack undergoes fixation/dehydration/ clearing in the processing retort.
At the end of the processing cycle, the rack is manually transferred to the wax retort.
A new rack is placed in the processing retort. The two racks are simultaneously processed. One in the reagent step and one in the wax step for higher throughput.
Less stressful workload distribution
Throughout the day, the histotech can process urgent and small biopsies on demand. These samples/biopsies, which can constitute 40-60% of the workload of a histopathology lab, are rapidly processed. The short processing time allows embedding, cutting and staining of specimens so that the slides are available to the pathologist on the same day. The remaining cassettes can be automatically processed during the night, either by conventional or by rapid hybrid heating technology.
Consistent high quality slides with Milestone processing
Alcian blue microwave staining of mucin producing cells (x 400)
H&E (x 400)
Immunostaining of Cytokeratin CAM5.2. MW processed (x 400)
Microwave processed H&E (x 50)
Cancer in lymph node, microwave processed H&E (x 400)
Begin breast tissues
Microwave processed. Note the excellent morphological preservation H&E (x 200)
Breast cells HER2 amplification
Detection by IHC, processed by microwaves. Hematoxylin counterstain (x 400)
Breast cells HER2 amplification
Detection by FISH processed by microwaves. Red-labeled HER2 probe (x 800)
Split rack. Fits most embedding centers
Up to 300 random
For microwave overnight processing
Suitable for whole mount
40 Slim Supermega
Suitable for whole mount
Up to 8 cassettes magazines
Rack suitable for automatic embedding centers
No reagent TRANSFER to tanks
Direct transfer of solutions from commercial containers (5 l or 1 US gal) into the processing retort. Slide-out ventilated reagent drawer.
LOGOS is an open system. No proprietary reagent commitments. It entails the use of histology grade wax. LOGOS is green, safe and economical. Packed with the latest technology for an improved work environment. It ensures an easy and safe transfer of exhausted wax through the heated PTFE connector.
MileWATCH: 24/7 Unit surveillance system
MileWATCH is a 24/7 units surveillance appliance that continuously monitors and controls Milestone units throughout day and night. Status Information are collected from units installed in both Operating Theaters and Pathology Laboratory. This, in turn, also helps having a better planning of the Laboratory daily work.
Compatible with existing Laboratory PC and Server, MileWATCH works without the need of an internet connection: all the related information is securely stored within the local LAN.
MileWATCH offers the possibility to create a unique samples’ Chain of Custody, from the Operation Theater, preserving evidence of the case ID, formalin ratio used , temperature and time of the transportation, until tissues have arrived to the Pathology Lab. Tissue processing protocol details and nal storage information info will also be collected by MileWATCH and sent to local LIS (Laboratory Information System).
What sets us apart?
- MONITOR THE PROCESS IN REAL TIME
- BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL
- GET EVENTS LOG AND LOG FILE
- SORT DOCUMENTATION BY PATIENTCASE ID
- INTEGRATE INTO THE LIS
MileWATCH software provides extended instrument control from outside the laboratory with live view of the units screen. This allows the remote monitoring of every process status during night and day. An instant audio visual alert provides assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Moreover, all units are connected to server for a prompt transfer of process documentation. All documentation is related to the Patient-Case ID.
E-mail notification system
MileWATCH can be set to send live e-mail notification to the interested parties providing all the necessary information for a prompt action to assure trouble-free operations. Recipients can be customized based on notification type. At the end of the program, an e-mail automatically notifies mayor occurrences (events log and log file) to the service personnel and protocol status to the laboratory manager.
Accurate and precise process documentation can be automatically collected and directly transferred by interfacing MileWATCH to the LIS (Laboratory Information System) through the local LAN. It can be stored and retrieved, sorting by Case ID.Download flyer