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LabSat Research

IHC/IF automated staining instrument for RUO*.

Flexible automated system for researchers

LabSat® Research is an ultra-rapid automated staining instrument based on an innovative microfluidic technology that is capable of carrying out IHC/IF staining cycles within a few minutes, in a highly precise and reproducible manner. This technology breakthrough together with a fully open system, bring a flexible solution at the reach of medium and small laboratories.

* For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

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Ultra-rapid turnaround time

Thanks to a microfluidic technology called FFeX and a pressurized system, incubation times are dramatically reduced by accelerating the reagent flow inside a staining chamber.

Open system

LabSat® Research provides you with many customization options in order to explore the full potential of your research.

High quality stainings

The closed staining chamber allows ultra-rapid and uniform delivery of reagents onto the tissue section, producing homogenous staining across the zone of confinement. Short incubation times limit the exposure of the tissue to harsh conditions and prevents degradation over prolonged assay times.

Compact automation

LabSat® is a Swiss-made automated stainer of small dimensions. This benchtop device brings a solution at the reach of medium and small research laboratories.


LabSat® Research is a powerful research tool that can help you automate a wide range of tests involving tissue incubation protocols, such as IHC, IF and multiplexing, among others. To fine tune your tests, LabSat® offers the possibility to modify protocol steps, select different incubation times or choose your own reagents.
Thanks to LabSat® short turnaround times, you can accelerate the optimization of your incubation conditions and dramatically reduce the overall test time.

Na-K ATP-ase, FFPE IF of tonsil.
Total staining time: 30 minutes.
FFPE, 6-plex of tonsil.
Total Staining Time 4h12min.
DAPI – Blue | FoxP3 – Yellow | PD-L1 – Green | CD-68 – Red | CK – Orange | PD-1 – Cyan
PD-L1 (green), FFPE on tonsil.
Total staining time: 1h30
TSA (OPAL 520)
HER2, FFPE of breast cancer
Total staining time: 27minutes.
p40, FFPE of lung squamous cell carcinoma.
Total staining time: 26minutes
CK-5-6, FFPE of lung squamous carcinoma
Total staining time: 20minutes.

IF Multiplex

FFPE IF of tonsil, 6-plex + DAPI. Total staining time: 4h12

System Components

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  • Waste

    The waste bottle will collect the reagents after its use.

  • Distribution chip

    This consumable microfluidic chip is a gateway for reagents to be distributed through the system. It must be replaced every 10 stainings and at the beginning of each day.

  • Large volume reservoirs

    Buffers and washing solutions are loaded in Falcon® tubes.

  • Small volume reservoirs

    Reagents are loaded in Eppendorf® tubes.

  • Compressed air-line

    The system is pressurized to ensure the hermetic closing of the chamber, responsible for the microfluidic properties that make possible the reduction of incubation times.

  • Staining chip

    This consumable microfluidic chip forms a closed chamber over the tissue where the staining takes place. It must be replaced after each staining.


Simple Software Interface

LabSat® Research is operated through a simple, user-friendly computer interface:

• Fully automated solution: automated calibration as well as walk-away function at the end of the day
• Clear overview of the instrument status
• Application protocol templates with pre-selected parameters for optimal results
• Reports generation for tracking purposes
• Numerous customization options to fit researchers’ needs

For more information

Labsat® Research Brochure Application Note - TSA-based multiplexed IF Application Note - Automation of RNAscope assays Application Note - Biomarker Optimization
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