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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.



Unprecedented workflow

IHC, ISH, SISH, Dual Stain and FITC slides can be processed simultaneously, improving turnaround times. The fully automated workflow enables processing of 90 slides in 8 hours, or 120 slides with an overnight run.

Real-time remote monitoring and technical assistance

The DISCOVERY ULTRA system is equipped with CareGiver remote monitoring technology, offering 24/7 online support for basic troubleshooting and technical guidance. This provides proactive instrument service and maintenance, helping expedite recovery times to minimize system downtime.


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

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)

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