BenchMark Special Stains system

Empowering special stains with consistent quality, workflow efficiency and improved safety through automated slide staining and ready-to-use reagents.

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The BenchMark Special Stains system brings full automation to the anatomic pathology laboratory for special stains to enhance confidence with a more informed diagnosis.

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Alcian Blue stain on colon tissue, 400x
Mucicarmine stain on normal colon, 200x
Consistent quality

Optimize assays with customizable protocols and leverage automation to eliminate technician variability for reproducible, high quality stains.

 

Enhanced workflow efficiency

Eliminate manual processes and slide batching with ready-to-use reagents, automated deparaffinization through staining and independent slide heating.

 

Improved safety

Decrease technician and patient risk with reduced exposure to harmful chemicals, barcoded slides and reagents to ensure the right test for the right patient and individual slide staining to virtually eliminate cross-contamination.

Experience advanced support

VENTANA CareGiver remote support establishes a two-way communication link between the BenchMark Special Stains instrument and the Roche customer support center. This connection delivers remote troubleshooting and training, software upgrades over the internet, and over-the-shoulder help from Roche service experts.

 
Featured system specifications
  • Fully automated baking, deparaffinization and staining of Special Stains
  • Slide carousel holds 1–20 slides with independent temperature control for each position
  • Free standing or modified benchtop installation
  • Bulk fluid and waste capacities designed to support a minimum of three full runs

Special stains assay menu

BenchMark Special Stains AFB  Staining Kit 08432503001

BenchMark Special Stains AFB  Staining Kit 08432503001

Alcian Blue Staining Kit 05279186001

Alcian Blue Staining Kit 05279186001

Alcian Yellow Staining Kit 05279321001

Alcian Yellow Staining Kit 05279321001

Congo Red Staining Kit 05279429001

Congo Red Staining Kit 05279429001

Elastic Staining Kit 05279216001

Elastic Staining Kit 05279216001

Giemsa Staining Kit 05279224001

Giemsa Staining Kit 05279224001

GMS II Staining Kit 05412749001

GMS II Staining Kit 05412749001

Gram Staining Kit 06890105001

Gram Staining Kit 06890105001

Iron Staining Kit 05279259001

Iron Staining Kit 05279259001

Jones Staining Kit 05279348001

Jones Staining Kit 05279348001

Jones Light Green Staining Kit 05279356001

Light Green Staining Kit 05279356001

Mucicarmine Staining Kit 05279275001

Mucicarmine Staining Kit 05279275001

PAS Staining Kit 05279291001

PAS Staining Kit 05279291001

Alcian Blue for PAS 05279194001

Alcian Blue for PAS 05279194001

Diastase Kit 05279208001

Diastase Kit 05279208001

Light Green for PAS 05279267001

Light Green for PAS 05279267001

Reticulum II Staining Kit 05279399001

Reticulum II Staining Kit 05279399001

Steiner II Staining Kit	06521894001

Steiner II Staining Kit 06521894001

Trichrome Staining Kit 06521908001

Trichrome Staining Kit 06521908001

Green for Trichrome v06521916001

Green for Trichrome v06521916001

The Clinical Value of Special Stains

An educational video featuring Roche Tissue Diagnostics pathologist, Dr. Michael Lynch, explaining the importance and use of special stains in histopathology. (5 minutes)

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General characteristics

  • Fully automated

    Baking, deparaffinization and staining of special stains

  • Slide carousel

    1–20 slides with independent temperature control for each position

  • Reagent carousel

    25 reagent positions

  • Slides

    25 mm x 75 mm or 26 mm x 76 mm Superfrost Plus

  • Bulk fluids

    Up to four bulk fluids in 3-6 L on-board containers

  • DI water quality specifications

    Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) guideline C3-A4 Clinical Laboratory Reagent Water (CLRW)

  • Modularity

    1–8 BenchMark instruments may be controlled from one PC

  • Configuration

    Free standing or modified benchtop installation

  • Certifications

    CSA, EMC, CE compliant

  • Ordering code

    06657389001

Temperature control

  • Instrument operational temperature

    37°C–75°C (98°F–167°F)

Environmental requirements

  • Heat

    1200 BTU/Hr

  • Operating temperature

    15°C to 30°C (64°F to 90°F)

  • Humidity

    20% to 80%, non-condensing

Electrical specifications

  • Voltage

    100 VAC +/- 10% (Japan), 120 VAC +/- 10% (US & Canada), 230 VAC +/- 10% (Europe)

  • Current

    4 Amps

  • Frequency

    50/60 Hz

  • Power connection

    Standard 3-prong grounded

  • Fuse

    Waste module: 6.3 Amps, 250 Volts, 5 mm x 20 mm, fast acting

Instrument physical characteristics

  • Size (W x D x H)

    50.8 cm x 63 cm x 135.4 cm (20 in x 25 in x 53.3 in)

  • Weight

    76.7 kg (165.7 lbs)

  • Clearances

    Rear 15.2 cm (6 in)
    Top 30.5 cm (12 in)
    Left side 7.6 cm (3 in)
    Right side 61 cm (24 in) to open door to 90°
    Right side 101.6 cm (40 in) to open door to 180°
    Front 108 cm (42.5 in)