DISCOVERY ULTRA IHC/ISH research platform


Automated, High-Flexibility IHC/ISH
Slide Staining for Assay Development

With 30 individual slide drawers, the DISCOVERY ULTRA system enables you to
run both manual and fully automated experiments simultaneously with no
synchronization errors. The system provides the ability to fully automate a
broad range of IHC and ISH assays, including FISH, gene and protein IHC/ISH,
mRNA ISH and multiplex assays (with any combination of IHC and ISH).

Improve Workflow Efficiency
The system provides all features of the market-leading BenchMark ULTRA system, including 30 individual slide drawers and Ultimate Reagent Access (URA), to support multiple assay types and users.

Achieve Clear, Sensitive Detection
A large ready-to-use reagent menu combined with unmatched multiplexing capabilities provides broad detection options.

Customize Development
The DISCOVERY RUO Universal Procedure allows for complete protocol control to create and replicate the most complex of tests.

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DISCOVERY ULTRA Automated Slide Preparation System Technical Specifications

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DISCOVERY ULTRA Automated Slide Preparation System Technical Specifications


General characteristics

Capability Automated baking, deparaffinization, cell conditioning and staining, including IHC, ISH, SISH, FITC, multiparameter staining (dual, triple); titration
Slide drawers 30 independent slide reaction chambers with dedicated bulk reagent supply lines and individual slide heaters
Reagent carousel 35 reagent positions
Slides 25 mm x 75 mm, 1 in x 3 in or 26 mm x 76 mm
Modularity 1–8 staining systems may be controlled from one Ventana System Software computer system
Water quality (S/B NCCLS) Type II water or equivalent
Bulk reagents Up to 7 different bulk reagents in 3- to 6-liter onboard containers
Configuration Free standing
Certifications CSA and EMC compliant (research use only)
Configuration Free standing
Cat. No. / Ordering Code 05 987 750 001 / N750-DISU-FS
*For research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Temperature control

Slide temperature range Ambient to 100®C


Environmental requirements

Heat output 400 BTU/hour idle, 1000 BTU/hour running
Room temperature 68°F to 90°F (20°C to 32°C)
Humidity 10% to 90%, non-condensing
Location Flat, level surface. No direct sunlight or drafts. Remove from direct source of heat and moisture.


Electrical specification

Voltage ~120 V ± 10%
Current 4–6 Amps
Frequency 60 Hz
Power connection Standard 3-prong grounded cord


Physical characteristics

Size, closed (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)
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