Tissue-Tek Film® Automated Coverslipper

The Tissue-Tek Film® Automated Coverslipper is the fastest and only film coverslipper in the world capable of connecting to the Tissue-Tek Prisma® Plus Automated Slide Stainer t

A coverslipper that is the clear choice

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The Tissue-Tek Film® Automated Coverslipper is the fastest and only film coverslipper in the world capable of connecting to the Tissue-Tek Prisma® Plus Automated Slide Stainer to increase pathology laboratory productivity. With over 3 billion slides coverslipped with our xylene activated adhesive-backed Tissue-Tek® Coverslipping Film, now in its 5th generation, the Film Coverslipper is the clear choice for laboratories worldwide for over 30 years

The Tissue-Tek Film Coverslipper’s unprecedented throughput of up to 1,080 slides per hour remains unmatched. The fast drying time reduces the long wait encountered when trays of glass coverslipped slides are air-dried.  Pathologists are provided with clean high quality slides faster.  The coverslipper's cleverly designed features alert you when solvent or Coverslipping Film levels are low. Built-in safeguards ensure that the basket in progress is completed before reagent or Film supplies are depleted.

Whether standalone or connected to the Prisma stainer, the Film Coverslipper’s unload carousel holds up to 240 slides, providing on-board storage and minimizing frequency of unloading small batches of coverslipped slides.  Connect the Tissue-Tek Film Coverslipper to the Tissue-Tek Prisma® Plus stainer to create an integrated, fully automated walkaway staining process from slide baking to slide drying.

The Coverslipping Film is validated for use with the Hologic®  Thin Prep® Stain Plus Imaging System. It is also ideal for slide scanning and digital imaging, and found to scan 3.7% faster than glass!

Film coverslipped slides have been shown to have less artifacts after 10 years of storage compared to glass coverslipped slides. 

Pairing the Prisma® Plus with the Film® Coverslipper reduced scanning errors dramatically on over 800,000 slides! Read about the Complete Digital Pathology for Routine Histopathology Diagnosis in a Multicenter Hospital Network!



Quick drying
  • Provide high quality dried slides to pathologist that can be read within minutes
Barcode scanner
  • Track slide identifiers linked to patients which complies with CAP requirements
Link to Prisma and Prisma Plus
  • Increase productivity
Large 240 slide unload station
  • Optimizes labor efficiency
Coverslip length can be changed on the fly
  • Options of 45, 50, 55, or 60 mm provide flexibility for any application
Audible beep alerts
  • Help notify staff when slides are ready
Charcoal filters and venting
  • Improves lab staff safety
Product names Tissue-Tek Film® Automated Coverslipper
Tissue-Tek Film® Automated Coverslipper with Barcode Reader
Product codes 4740
Application Histology, Cytology, Special Staining, Advanced Staining
Rated voltage and current Single phase, 115 VAC ± 10%, 50/60 Hz, 1.3 A
Dimensions 28.3 (W) x 23.2 (D) x 27.1 (H) inches
72 (W) x 59 (D) x 69 (H) cm
Weight 165 lbs (75 kg), without reagents
Throughput Up to 1,080 slides/hr
Configuration Benchtop
Load capacity 3 baskets into load stations
Unload capacity 12 baskets, 240 slides
Xylene capacity 500 mL bottle
Slide size 1 x 3 inches (25 x 75 mm)
Coverslipping lengths 45, 50, 55 or 60 mm
Coverslips per roll 1,333 when selecting coverslip length of 45 mm
Operating temperature 50 to 104°F (10 to 40°C)
Fume filtration Activated carbon filters on-board
Optional external vent connection
Integration with stainer With Tissue-Tek Prisma® or Tissue-Tek Prisma® Plus using Tissue-Tek Film® Link (6134)
User interface display VFD (Vacuum Fluorescent Display), 20 characters x 4 lines, 3 LED’s
LIS connectivity Using barcode reader in Prisma Plus (product code 4743), or upgrading Prisma / Prisma Plus with barcode reader (product code 6508)
Certifications IEC 61010-1 2nd ed., CAN/CSA C22.2
No. 61010-1, UL 61010-1
Special applications Validated for use on the Hologic Thin Prep® Stain Plus Imaging System
Regulatory status IVD, FDA Class I

Product code

Product name and quantity

4770* Tissue-Tek® Coverslipping Film; 60 m; 5 rolls/case
4772 Tissue-Tek® Cutter Blade; 5/case
4768 Tissue-Tek Prisma® 20-Slide Basket; 10/case
6136 Tissue-Tek Prisma® 20-Slide Basket Adapter; 1 unit
6134 Tissue-Tek Prisma® Link System Kit for Tissue-Tek Film® Coverslipper
6160 Tissue-Tek Prisma® Activated Carbon Filter; 2/case

6pt.png WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Toluene, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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