Tissue-Tek Xpress® x120

Bring the new era in rapid tissue processing to your lab

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.

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 (WxDxH): 170 x 712 x 163
Inches (W x D x H): 67 x 28 x 64 
Weight 1014.2 lb (460 kg)
Retorts Load station - 1 station
Retorts - 4 retorts
Unload stations - 2 stations
Power requirement 200 VAC
60 Hz
15 A
Single phase
Nema L6-20, dedicated
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
Certifications Complies with:
UL 61010-1: 2nd Ed.: 2004,
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 61010-1: 2nd Ed.: 2004,
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 61010-2-010:04,
IEC61010-2-010: 2003
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 61010-2-081:04,
IEC61010-2-081: 2001
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 61010-2-101: 04,
IEC61010-2-101: 2002
FDA Registration (Regulation No. 864.3875)
FDA Certified with ETL evaluation

Product code        

Product name and quantity

7750 Tissue-Tek Xpress® x50 Rapid Tissue Processor  115 V±10%; 50/60 Hz, Single Phase, 15 Amps 
7720 Tissue-Tek Xpress® x120 Rapid Tissue Processor  200 V±10%; 50/60 Hz, Single Phase, 15 Amps
7103 Tissue-Tek Xpress® 40-Cassette Basket with Handle and Lid
7104 Tissue-Tek Xpress® 40-Cassette Basket Lid
7106 Tissue-Tek Xpress® Tray Liners; 100/cs
7107 Tissue-Tek Xpress® x120 Fume Filter; 2/cs
7115 Tissue-Tek Xpress® Pre-Processing Solution; 4 x 3.8L/cs
7117* Tissue-Tek Xpress® Pre-Processing Fixative; 4 x 3.8L/cs
7120* Tissue-Tek Xpress® Molecular Fixative; 4 x 3.8L/cs
7730 Tissue-Tek Xpress® x120 Processing Reagent Set
7760 Tissue-Tek Xpress® x50 Processing Reagent Set
7011 x120, Uninterrupted Power Supply (1.5 hours)
7146 x50, Uninterrupted Power Supply (10 minutes)
7148 x50, Uninterrupted Power Supply (1 hour)
4800 Tissue-Tek® Accu-Edge® Grossing Board Standard
4802 Tissue-Tek® Accu-Edge® Grossing Wells Right Handed
4803 Tissue-Tek® Accu-Edge® Grossing Fork with Cleaning Brush, 1.5 mm
4804 Tissue-Tek® Accu-Edge® Grossing Fork with Cleaning Brush, 2.0 mm
4807 Tissue-Tek® Accu-Edge® Grossing Fork with Cleaning Brush, 2.5 mm
4814 Tissue-Tek® Accu-Edge® Grossing Fork Cleaning Brushes
4846 Tissue-Tek® Accu-Edge® Grossing Fork Tamper Set
4847 Tissue-Tek® Accu-Edge® Grossing Fork Gauge Set
4223 Tissue-Tek® Biopsy Bags Small; 1,000/cs
4224 Tissue-Tek® Biopsy Bags Medium; 1,000/cs
4785 Tissue-Tek® Accu-Edge® Trimming Blades, 130 mm
4786 Tissue-Tek® Accu-Edge® Trimming Knife Handle, Short, Straight
4791 Tissue-Tek® Accu-Edge® Dissecting Scalpel Handle
4792 Tissue-Tek® Accu-Edge® Dissecting Scalpel Blades, #61; 20/cs
4793 Tissue-Tek® Accu-Edge® Dissecting Scalpel Blades, #62; 20/cs
6040 Tissue-Tek VIP® 6 AI Vacuum Infiltration Processor
7090 Tissue-Tek AutoTEC® a120 Automated Embedder; 200/230 V, 50/60 Hz

6pt.png WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Methanol, 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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