VENTANA HE 600 system

Perform H&E staining with the VENTANA HE 600 system - laboratory automation with individual slide staining for enhanced quality, workflow and safety.

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Count on quality reproducible stains
  • Individual slide staining provides exceptional stain consistency and reproducibility to ensure your first slide of the day has the same quality as your last
  • Ready-to-use reagents are certified and tested for quality to provide consistent, high-quality stains
Improve laboratory workflow
  • Consolidating slide drying, staining and coverslipping into a single pathology instrument frees up your staff from non-value-added activities like monitoring slide rack status and manual slide rack transport
  • Reduce hands-on time for maintenance with ready-to-use reagents. Eliminate daily and/or weekly reagent reservoir “bumps” and reservoir cleaning
Improve patient safety
  • Individual slide staining virtually eliminates tissue cross-contamination in the H&E staining process
  • Barcode sample tracking during processing reduces ID errors
Safer working environment for histotechnologists
  • Removal of xylene and alcohol from H&E process, coupled with ready-to-use reagents creates a safer working environment by reducing the risk of exposure to hazardous chemicals
Roche VENTANA HE 600 primary staining patient safety

Why should a pathologist refuse to settle for good enough? Because patients deserve more than good enough! As physicians, we should always strive for excellence and approach patient care by asking ourselves how we can make it better.

Dr. Sandra Mueller on the quality of H&E stains from the VENTANA HE 600 system

Product characteristics
  • System integration from drying through glass coverslipping
  • Throughput: 200 slides per hour at mid stain protocols
  • Enables over 400 customized protocols for unmatched staining flexibility
  • Barcode tracking provides full chain of custody
  • LIS connectivity through VENTANA Connect middleware and VANTAGE workflow solution
  • Equipped with CareGiver remote support
  • Direct-to-drain waste disposal (optional)
Case study

At Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Connecticut, the anatomic pathology laboratory has adopted the VENTANA HE 600 system. Learn how the VENTANA HE 600 system has improved their workflow efficiency and stain quality, while increasing patient and technician safety through the use of individual slide staining and ready-to-use reagents.

Advancements in H&E staining at Stamford Hospital
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Reagent and ancillary product information

Catalog for Healthcare Professionals


Ordering Information

Technical Documents

General characteristics

  • Labeling

    IVD, CE marked according to European Union Directive 98/79/EC, CSA

  • Certifications

    EN 61010-1, IEC 61010-2-010, IEC 61010-2-081, EN 61010-2-101, EN 61326-1, EN 61326-2-6, EN ISO 18113-1:2011

  • Fully automated

    Consolidates ovens, stainers and coverslipper into one system

  • Capacity

    10 trays = 200 slides

  • Throughput

    Up to 200 slides/hr

  • Time to first result

    40-45 minutes at mid range protocols

  • Consumables

    Nine reagents plus coverslips

  • Slides

    25 mm x 75 mm (ISO certified), 26 mm x 75 mm (ISO certified)

  • Coverslips

    24 mm x 50 mm glass coverslips

  • DI water supply hook up

    Not necessary

  • Barcodes

    Capable of reading Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 128, Data Matrix, PDF417, QR code and other symbologies

  • Specimen tracking

    Track slides from drying to coverslipping

  • Connectivity

    (Recommended) Standard Category 5, RJ-45 network port located within 4.25 m (14 ft) of the left side of the instrument

  • Alarms

    Configurable audible and visual alerts available

Environmental conditions

  • Temperature

    15 °C to 32 °C (59 °F to 90 °F)

  • Humidity

    10% - 80%, non-condensing

  • Altitude

    305 m below sea level (-1,000 ft) to 1,829 m above sea level (6,000 ft)

Electrical specifications

  • Voltage

    230 +/- 10% nominal AC, 50/60 Hz

  • Current

    Dedicated/isolated 30 amp circuit required

  • UPS

    Highly recommended

Ventilation specifications

  • Flow rate

    60-70 CFM

  • Duct size

    7.62 cm (3 inches)

Physical characteristics (installed dimensions)

  • Configuration

    Floor model

  • Width

    145 cm / 57 inches

  • Depth

    88 cm* / 34.5 inches*

  • Height

    202 cm, 79.5 inches (without ventilation)

    229 cm, 90 inches (with ventilation)

  • Weight

    621 kg, ~ 1,370 lbs (no waste module) 645 kg, ~ 1,422 lbs (waste module included)

* Allows for instrument depth and 7 inches of clearance from the back wall

Note: See site requirements for detailed layout of space and load requirements

Waste options*

  • Direct-to-drain

    Drain must be located within 4.5 m (15 ft) of the right side of the instrument

  • Waste collection

    (2) 5.7 L waste containers, can be changed without process interruption

* Waste options must be managed in accordance with all applicable local, state, and national regulations.

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