The helping hand in your laboratory, enabling you to truly make a difference.

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

This instrument provides you with a single point of contact and an optimised workflow. With auto transferring between the Tissue-Tek Xpress® x120 rapid tissue processor and the Tissue-Tek AutoTEC® a120 automated embedder, SmartConnect lets you know where your tissue samples are and that they are safe.


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, better quality and fewer errors.
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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 benefiting from the latest technology solutions, enabling you to deal with day-to-day challenges without high-capital investments that might be difficult to obtain.

Guaranteed smooth daily operation in your lab with a Platinum, Gold or Silver Service Agreement. We take care of your instruments, you focus on your patients.

Well-trained people work more efficiently and perform better. We ensure that your staff acquire in-depth knowledge of the Sakura solutions, empowering them to use our technology to their fullest potential. (training can be filed for ISO15189 standards certificate)

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 a day.

When you utilise remote monitoring, we can maximise your system up-time. If an error occurs, we can see exactly what has gone wrong immediately. You save time while your operational continuity remains supported.