SMART Automation

Automate manual work and create an efficient flow of work throughout your lab.


Same day diagnosis.* Working in small batches eliminates bottlenecks and makes same-day diagnosis possible, drastically reducing patient stay and anxiety.


Rework.* Decrease human errors by automating processes and remove wasteful rework.


Minimise your backlogs by moving small volumes throughout the lab all day.* Stop working with big batches. Process small volumes all day long to create a continuous flow, so your lab runs smoothly every day.

*Based on the workflow in the Humanpathologie lab, Erlangen 

What is

SMART Automation

Prepare your lab for tomorrow

Why implement SMART Automation

With SMART Automation you can attain a higher quality diagnostic process, consistent results and a reduction in rework. Enjoy a more pleasant work atmosphere with increased efficiency and output.
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    Working SMART allows you to bypass staff shortages and provide a timely diagnosis.

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    Keep up with rising cancer cases and work SMART to ease the pressure on the laboratory.

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    Each diagnosis must be accurate. Working SMART supports your lab to give high quality results every time.

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    Standardisation results in higher quality and prepares your lab for Digital Pathology.

Automate manual repetitive work

You can focus on expertise matters while the SMART instruments take over repetitive manual work

The power of continuous flow

Complete more work with small volumes in a continuous flow, simultaneously at all workstations

Standardised results

No variations or deviations in the processes. Speeding up accurate diagnoses


Employable and quality results

SMART Automation helps to prevent errors and create a less stressful working environment

What others say

Sakura has ensured the quality of our tissues, therapies, and the quality of our research.

Antonio Martinez, MD, PhD Head Department of Pathology, Hospital Clinic Barcelona
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SMART Automation has changed the technicians' daily work. There is less repetition, and switching between different tasks is seamless.

Ørjan Olsen Axelson and Hilde Rødningen Chief Biomedical Scientist and super user, at Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway
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After I have the results and I see the quality of the results, I am very happy. Every day.

Dr. Manfred Weiß Geschäftsführer, Humanpatholgie Dr. Weiß MVZ GmbH
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SMART Automation is the optimal choice for increasing standardisation and achieving higher quality results.


Continuous Rapid Tissue Processor

Tissue-Tek Xpress® x120 offers fast and continuous tissue processing with standardised, high-quality results compatible with IHC and molecular pathology.


Automated Tissue Embedding System

Optimise tissue embedding in your lab with the Tissue-Tek AutoTEC® a120. It enables you to work easier and faster, ensuring you get the best standardised results each and every time.


Automated Tissue Staining and Film Coverslipping

Delivering quality, speed and reliability to your lab has never been easier with the Tissue-Tek Prisma® Plus and Tissue-Tek Film® integrated tissue staining and film coverslipping system.


Advanced Staining System

The Tissue-Tek Genie® Advanced Staining System is the first and only fully automated, true random access stainer for immunohistochemistry (IHC) and in situ hybridization (ISH).

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Implementation and consultancy

Implementing new technology in your lab can be challenging.