Special stains

Empowering consistency and workflow with automated slide staining and ready-to-use reagents

The VENTANA BenchMark special stains system combines automated individual slide staining with a comprehensive assortment of ready-to-use assays, for a complete special stains solution. The BenchMark Special Stains slide staining system saves technician time by automating common tasks such as baking, deparaffinization and staining, while ready-to-use assays improve technician safety by reducing exposure to harmful chemicals and promote fast, accurate and consistent results – run after run, slide after slide, day after day.

The BenchMark Special Stains automated slide stainer brings complete baking through staining to the histology laboratory for special stains to consistently deliver quality results.

Superior special stains workflow efficiency

Eliminate manual processes and temperature dependencies with automated deparaffinisation and independent slide heating.

Consistent quality

Deliver high quality stains consistently.

Reduced risk

Decrease technician risk with individual slide staining and reduced exposure to harmful chemicals.

A new level of automation for Special Stains brings you improved efficiencies:

  • Baking through staining
  • Random batch access
  • Bulk and waste fluid sensing
  • Operate with the intuitive System Software user interface used with BenchMark ULTRA
  • Experience CareGiver remote support

Special stains workflow efficiency

Eliminates manual processes and temperature dependencies with automated deparaffinisation and independent slide heating.

Consistent quality

Enhanced protocol flexibility with expanded user selectable options in order to meet pathologists’ preferences.
Individual slide staining using quality controlled, ready-to-use reagents delivers consistent, high quality results.

Reduced risk

Individual slide staining mitigates risk for cross contamination.
Ready-to-use reagents reduce technician risk due to exposure to harmful chemicals.

Special stains reagents

The BenchMark special stains system brings reproducible, high quality staining capabilities by providing ready-to-use, quality controlled reagents.

  • AFB III
  • Alcian Blue
  • Alcian Blue for PAS
  • Alcian Yellow
  • Congo Red
  • Diastase
  • Elastic
  • Giemsa
  • GMS II
  • Gram
  • Iron
  • Jones Light Green
  • Jones Hematoxylin
  • Light Green for PAS
  • Mucicarmine
  • PAS
  • Reticulum II
  • Steiner II
  • Trichrome Blue
  • Green for Trichrome