Tissue-Tek Xpress® x120


The Tissue-Tek Xpress® x120 represents the latest advances in the evolution of rapid tissue processing. Optimal for your histology lab, the Tissue-Tek Xpress® x120 makes a positive impact on pathology, using only four reagents and providing complete tissue processing in approximately 1 hour. The Tissue-Tek Xpress® x Series meets objective Lean and Six Sigma criteria.

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The Tissue-Tek Xpress® x120 utilizes breakthrough microwave technology, optimized molecular-friendly reagents, and proven vacuum infiltration techniques, and permits processing biopsy and routine specimens in the same run, while still maintaining specimen integrity.

You can expect continuous throughput yielding up to 960 cassettes in an 8-hour shift. Up to 40 cassettes can be loaded every 20 minutes. And the total volume of reagents used is reduced by about 80% compared with traditional methods. Reagents are presented ready-to-use in disposable containers. This gentler process preserves DNA, RNA, and proteins in the paraffin block when specimens are processed fresh or pre-fixed with Tissue-Tek Xpress® Molecular Fixative.


Continuous loading of magazines every 20 minutes (x120)  Provides a steady flow of processed tissues for embedding
The x Series are pre-programmed with two rapid protocols: standard and extended Allows for biopsy and larger tissues to be processed simultaneously 
The x Series reagents are prepackaged in containers that are placed directly onto the instrument Makes exchanging of reagents quick, safe, and simple
Tissue-Tek Xpress proprietary reagents are formalin- and xylene-free Allows for a greener work environment by eliminating exposure to harsh chemicals and reduces waste


Product Code: #7720
Dimensions: Centimeters (W x D x H): 170 x 71 x 163
Inches (W x D x H): 67 x 28 x 64
Weight: 1014.2 lb (460 kg)
Power Requirements:

200 VAC
Single phase
Nema L6-20, dedicated

Retorts: Load station - 1 station
Retorts - 4 retorts
Unload stations - 2 stations
Capacity: Up to 40 cassettes, every 20 minutes
Processing Programs: Standard up to 2mm; 60 minutes or
Extended up to 3mm; 120 minutes
Temperature Ranges Processing reagents - 51°C  ±  1°C

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4801 Grossing Board, Large
4802 Grossing Wells 
4803 Grossing Fork 1.5 mm
4804 Grossing Fork 2.0 mm
4807 Grossing Fork 2.5 mm
4814 Cleaning Brush
4846 Tamper Set
4847 Gauge Set
4223 Biopsy Bags, Small (3 x 5 cm); 1,000/cs
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4785 Trimming Blade 5 inches
4786 Trimming Knife Handle 
4791 Dissecting Scalpel Handle
4792 Dissecting Scalpel Blades #61, Curved Tip
4793 Dissecting Scalpel Blades #62, Pointed Tip
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