Manual Tissue Arrayer I (MTA-1)

Manual Tissue Arrayer I (MTA-1)


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Manual tissue arrayer MTA-I is the entry-level equipment necessary to start up a productive TMA facility. It is an affordable, manually operated high-precision arraying equipment. Skilled users can create arrays with more than 500 samples per slide with this unit.

The MTA-I allows for relatively easy construction of tissue-microarrays with several hundred specimens (typical size of an array is ~ 500 cases). User skill and practice is required.

Included with each manually operated tissue arrayer is:

  • two pairs of punches with stylets, in size 0.6 mm diameter
  • one recipient block holder
  • one donor block bridge
  • operating manual containing detailed instructions for making tissue microarrays
  • tool set for adjusting the arrayer
  • add-on riser block feet to accommodate thicker recipient blocks
  • the manual arrayer has 1 year parts and labor warranty 


Manual Tissue Arrayer I
Speed (cores/hour): 30-70
Default block capacity: 1
Max block capacity: 4 Note! with indexer RBH1 (optional)
Donor block height: 3 cm



Punch Sets:

Recipient Block Holder for MTA-I

Depth Stop Kit for MTA-1

Four Position Recipient Block Indexer for MTA-I