The helping hand in your laboratory enables you to make a difference.

The cooperative robot empowers your lab technicians and takes over repetitive, unnecessary transferring tasks

This instrument provides you with a single point of contact and a consistent workflow. With auto transferring between the Tissue-Tek Xpress x120 rapid tissue processor and the Tissue-Tek AutoTEC a120 automated embedder, SmartConnect allows you to locate and check the safety of your tissue samples. -Research unit only.


Optimise your workflow

Standardised, continuous flow from processing until embedding, without human interruption.


Single point of contact

Simply load the grossed tissue and unload the embedded blocks ready for sectioning.


Track & Trace

Enables you to track and trace the tissue at any moment, minimising the risk of loss of blocks or cassettes.


Automated embedding of conventionally processed tissue

The system enables you to load conventionally processed tissue into the transfer area at any time.

How it really works

Automate processing up to microtomy

No need for you to interrupt your skilled work to operate the Sakura instruments. Put your focus on more valuable tasks, leading to higher productivity.
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    After the Xpress x120 has loaded via SmartConnect, the automated tissue processing starts

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    After processing in the x120, SmartConnect autonomously transfers the magazines to the a120 embedder

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    The AutoTEC a120 will embed the cassettes automatically after SmartConnect has loaded them

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    In the end, SmartConnect provides standardised, embedded, high-quality blocks ready for microtomy


Tissue-Tek SmartConnect®


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.

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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.

In order to support 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 empower you to 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; while you focus on your patients.

Well-trained people can work more efficiently and perform better. That’s why we offer on-site customer training on your instruments to optimise results. We train your staff to acquire in-depth knowledge of the Sakura instruments and consumables, empowering them to use the tools to their fullest potential. (training can be filed for ISO 15189 standards certificate)

Maximise your uptime with stock management. Our Express Delivery enables you to order urgently needed products in small quantities and deliver them within one day. (Conditions and exceptions apply. It 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 support your system uptime. If an error occurs, we can see exactly what has gone wrong and which replacement part your instrument will need. You save time while your operational continuity remains supported.