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Our Story

Our Mission and Vision

Our Mission: Advancing cancer diagnoses by providing integrated solutions for anatomic pathology and patients through best-in-class innovation, quality and customer care. Our Vision: We want to be the first company to fully automate anatomic pathology.
Our promise

We empower pathology professionals

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    To deliver accurate diagnoses

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    To deliver fast diagnoses

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    To optimise treatment success for each life we touch

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    By providing integrated solutions

Sakura Brand Story

Who we are

Your link between patient and diagnosis

Behind every sample, tissue block and slide, lies a unique story. That of a person – young or old, woman or man, grandmother or son – who’s anxiously awaiting their diagnosis. Because when you’re waiting for results, every day, hour, and minute counts.

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At Sakura Finetek, we’ve been providing pharmaceutical excellence since 1596 and best-in-class medical equipment since 1871. From the first ever Japanese microscope to being the original manufacturer of Tissue-Tek® technology and beyond.

Our History

Your source for continuous innovation

We’re the original manufacturer of Tissue-Tek®, Cyto-Tek®, Tissue-Tek VIP® and Tissue-Tek Xpress®, today’s industry standards. The Tissue-Tek® Accu-Edge® Blade Systems, Tissue-Tek® Uni-Cassette® Systems and Tissue-Tek® Paraform® brands.

1914

First microscope for Japanese market prior to Nikon and Olympus
First microscope for Japanese market prior to Nikon and Olympus

1972

First disposable cassette: Tissue-Tek® Uni-Cassette®
First disposable cassette: Tissue-Tek® Uni-Cassette®

1979

First fully enclosed tissue processor: Tissue-Tek VIP®
First fully enclosed tissue processor: Tissue-Tek VIP®

1987

First automated film coverslipper: Tissue-Tek® SCA™ Coverslipper
First automated film coverslipper: Tissue-Tek® SCA™ Coverslipper

1994

Sakura Finetek Europe B.V. opens its doors
Sakura Finetek Europe B.V. opens its doors

2004

First rapid tissue processor: Tissue-Tek Xpress®, continuous workflow for shorter turnaround
First rapid tissue processor: Tissue-Tek Xpress®, continuous workflow for shorter turnaround

2007

First automated embedding system
First automated embedding system

2013

First hybrid digital microscope with live imaging and scanning: VisionTek®
First hybrid digital microscope with live imaging and scanning: VisionTek®

2016

Introducion of Sakura Services
Introducion of Sakura Services

2020

First automated transferring system: Tissue-Tek SmartConnect®
First automated transferring system: Tissue-Tek SmartConnect®
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