AutoTEC on the job

The AutoTEC a120 gives you an automatic, standardised result in your lab


Resolve staffing problems by reducing manual work while increasing productivity


Keep track of your tissue samples throughout the entire, safe process and avoid tissue loss

Some of the benefits

A supportive automatic embedding system

The a120 takes over your lab's manual embedding processes, eliminating time-consuming manual tasks. This helps to free up valuable technician time, so they can focus on other tasks in the lab.
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    Automated embedding of 120 cassettes per hour aids the Tissue Tek Xpress® x120 for optimal workflow

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    Up to 40 cassettes available for microtomy every 20 minutes, creating a continuous workflow

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    High quality tissue embedding gives you consistent, clean blocks

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    Track & Trace enables you to know where your tissue samples are in the embedding process


Tissue-Tek® Paraform® Cassettes

Secure tissue orientation from grossing and minimise orientation error or tissue sample loss.


Tissue-Tek® Paraform® Tissue Orientation Gels

Our hydrogels are specially designed to hold and maintain the orientation of small tissue samples.

What others say

Automation made it possible to free up labour for other purposes

Sibel Ergünes and Camilla Grandal Histotechnicians from Odense University Hospital
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The Sakura Automatic Embedding System

  • The reduction of manual work in the lab means you get faster turnaround times
  • The tissue gets locked and oriented correctly at grossing – no tissue reorientation needed
  • Our Tissue-Tek AutoTEC a120 Automated Tissue Embedder is a key element of SMART Automation
  • Our system matches perfectly with the Tissue-Tek Xpress x120 Continuous Rapid Tissue Processor
  • Mega cassettes can be embedded separately by using Tissue-Tek® TEC™ 6 Embedding Console System

We support you to empower patient focus

Our complete range of services supports you in handling your daily challenges to help complete the daily workload, establish shorter turnaround times and improve your lab’s efficiency and quality.

The Workflow Consultancy enables your laboratory to gain more insight into the current process to identify bottlenecks and consult on improvements. Our aim is to help improve the process of the histopathology lab by applying Lean principles. This enables you to do more with the same resources, while improving your results and quality of work.

Our Leasing Solution supports your laboratory in benefitting from the latest technology solutions, enabling you to deal with day-to-day challenges without high-capital investments that might be difficult to obtain. For a single cost per test or a monthly fee, Sakura takes care of your instrument, service agreements and your consumables. This fixed fee puts you in control of your lab budget. Then know exactly how much you will be charged.

In order to guarantee a smooth daily operation in your lab, it’s crucial that your instruments are reliably operational and continuously available. With a Platinum, Gold or Silver Service Agreement, we can meet your needs and budget. A fixed periodic fee gives you more control of your budget, as costs are then predictable. We take care of your instruments; you focus on your patients.

Well-trained people work more efficiently and perform better. That’s why we offer on-site customer training on your instruments to optimise results. We ensure that your staff acquire in-depth knowledge of the Sakura instruments and consumables, empowering them to use the instruments to their fullest potential. Additionally, trainees receive certification after the training, in order to meet the ISO 15189 standards.

Stock management is crucial as it maximises your uptime. Our Express Delivery enables you to order urgently needed products* in small quantities and have them delivered within 1 day. If you order by 5 p.m. CET, you receive door-to-door delivery the next work day for a fixed fee. *Conditions and exceptions apply Only applies to consumables and accessories 20 kg measured by weight; hand carried Hazardous goods have a longer delivery time.

When you utilise remote monitoring, we can maximise your system uptime. If an error occurs, we can see exactly what has gone wrong and which replacement part your instrument will need. This way, we can send an engineer to you quickly and with the correct spare part(s) in hand. You save time while your operational continuity remains supported.