What is the Retriever?
2100-Retriever, or, from now on simply Retriever, is a bench-top model for thermally processing slides of the formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded tis-sues prior to immunostaining. The model is designed to ensure identical processing of all the samples during a processing cycle, as well as the identical processing of the samples between individual sessions.
How Does it work?
The Retriever is developed on the basis of an autoclave. There have been earlier reports that autoclaving formalin-fixed sections may be in no way less effective than processing them in a microwave. After a year of testing we found the optimal configuration of such an autoclave. The core principle is the heating of the chambers with the slides at high temperature (>120C) and high pressure. The chambers reach the required temperature and remain there for a fixed time. The specially designed thermal walls of the unit control the cooling rate of the inner chamber and slides. The unit is fully automatic.
For research use only.