Lean High-Throughput Tissue Processor
Incomparable flexibility: any tissue, any cassette. Continuous operation day and night.
MAGNUS is the result of Milestone putting its 30 years of experience to use, resulting in a patented hybrid processing technology.
Lean by Design. MAGNUS is the processor with the highest uptime by design. It does not require paraffin transfers, saving time and potential blockages. There are no cleaning cycles and a reduced consumption of reagents overall, delivering dramatic cost savings.
Safe by Design. It runs xylene-free, enabling long paraffin reutilization. Additionally, it checks alcohol purity before every step using the (optional) reagent sensor.
During the day, MAGNUS runs urgent biopsies in short, fully automated, continuous loading processes.
During the night, MAGNUS runs as an advanced, resistant heated, processor. It also allows the user to set fixation time to fulfill all CAP/ASCO guidelines for assessing HER-2, ER and PgR test
- LEAN WORKFLOW
The unique robotic arm makes MAGNUS the best–in–class Lean Processor. Its continuous automatic processing never stops, even during reagent changes.
- IDEAL LAB COMPANION
MAGNUS is always ready to start, per user demand, creating unrivalled processing efficiency and performance.
- DRAMATIC REAGENT SAVINGS
MAGNUS tissue processor uses only 100% alcohol, resulting in significantly lower consumption of reagents overall. With MAGNUS, wax lasts for over a month as all the clearing reagent, either MileTWO or Isopropanol, is boiled off in the impregnation step. It delivers substantial savings over 10 years that can equal the capital purchase cost of the unit.
- ROBOTIC ARM FOR AUTOMATIC DUAL MODE WITH NO DOWNTIME
Running in dual mode means no wax is pumping in and out of the retort, therefore a post run cleaning cycle is never required.
- ELIMINATE UNDER-PROCESSED TISSUES
MAGNUS’ efficiency allows for processing large or fatty tissue within a normal timeline, eliminating the need for reprocessing and eliminating under-processed tissues.
- NO CHANGE TO YOUR IHC PROTOCOLS, THUS QUICK VALIDATION
MAGNUS tissue processor will run with your fixative of choice, thus all downstream test results (IHC, FISH, ISH, etc.) remain the same. No change to your protocol is required.
- FULL COMPLIANCE
MAGNUS can operate with resistance heating only, and processesi.e. breast tissue for assessing HER-2 in full compliance with CAP/ASCO guidelines and FDA HER-2 approved testing, in accordance with heating mode, temperatures, and reagent types.
- TIME SAVING
MAGNUS allows for the direct transfer of reagents from commercial containers (5L / 1Gal supplier bottles) into the processing retort. There is no downtime for filling tanks as required by conventional tissue processors.
- MAGNUS NEVER RUNS OUT OF WAX
Its optional extra wax reservoir avoids unwanted delays due to wax shortages. The wax retort is auto filled between runs.
- HIGH SAFETY STANDARDS
No decanting of reagents, no transfers and no reagent fumes.
- ULTRA PROTECTION FOR USER SAFETY
MAGNUS is a fully enclosed system with a twin fume extraction system at the retort opening. The slide-out reagent drawer is equipped with an efficient ventilation/exhaust system.
- ERROR-FREE REAGENT REPLACEMENT
MAGNUS’ reagent replacement is error-free thanks to a barcode system. When a reagent needs to be replaced, the operator uses the barcode system by scanning both the bottle and position to ensure correct positioning in the drawer.
- REAGENT QUALITY CHECKS
In-processing reagent quality checks are performed by the (optional) on-board sensor.
- COLOR CODED UNIT STATUS
Operators can visualize the status of the unit and if user action is required thanks to the color coded light system.
MAGNUS is compatible with MileWATCH, a 24/7 Unit Surveillance System
MileWATCH is a 24/7 unit surveillance system that continuously monitors and controls Milestone units throughout the day and night. Status information is collected from units installed in both Operating Theaters and the Pathology Laboratory. In turn, this also helps in planning the daily work of the Laboratory more efficiently.