BenchMark ULTRA IHC/ISH System

This fully automated instrument offers 30 independent slide drawers and single-piece workflow — supporting the largest menu of 250+ ready-to-use assays.

IHC Stain Automation—BenchMark Ultra pathology lab instrument Ventana

True continuous-access automated IHC/ISH slide
staining for unprecedented workflow efficiency

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BenchMark ULTRA Slide Staining System specifications

General characteristics

  • Fully automated

    Baking, deparaffinization, cell conditioning and staining, including IHC, ISH, SISH, immunofluorescence, multiparameter IHC staining (dual, triple), counter stain and titration

  • Slide position

    1–30 slides with independent processing/functionality and temperature control for each position

  • Reagent carousel

    35 reagent positions

  • Slides

    25 x 75 mm, 1 x 3 in or 26 x 76 mm positively charged slides

  • Bulk solutions

    Up to 7 different bulk solutions can be changed “on the fly” without process interruption

  • Waste

    Two 20 L carboys, can be changed “on the fly” without process interruption

  • DI water supply

    NCCLS Type II water or equivalent (deionized water)

  • Temperature control

    Ambient to 100°C

  • Modularity

    One to eight VENTANA BenchMark ULTRA, VENTANA Discovery ULTRA or VENTANA BenchMark Special Stains instruments may be controlled from one BenchMark ULTRA computer system

  • Configuration

    Free standing

  • Certifications

    EC/EN 61010-1, IEC/EN 61010-2-010, IEC/EN 61010-2-101, IEC/EN 61010-2-081, EN 61326-2-6

  • Catalog number

    N750-BMKU-FS 05342716001

Environmental requirements

  • BTU/Hour output

    400 BTU/Hr idle, 1000 BTU/Hr running

  • Room temperature

    68°F to 90°F (20°C to 32°C)

  • Humidity

    10% to 90%, non-condensing

Electrical specifications

  • Voltage

    ~100–230V

  • Current

    4–6 Amps

  • Frequency

    50/60 Hz

Physical characteristics

  • Size (W x D x H)

    44.00 in x 33.10 in x 62.40 in (111.76 cm x 84.07 cm x 158.50 cm)
    13.5 in x 14.5 in x 13.5 in (34 cm x 37 cm x 34 cm)

  • Weight

    650 lbs (294.8 kg)

  • Clearances

    Top 15 in (38.1 cm)
    Sides 4 in (10.2 cm)
    Rear 6 in (15.2 cm)