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GramPRO Automated Gram Stain Slide Stainer

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Eliminate Tech to Tech Variation

Consistent Gram Staining for a Perfect Slide Every Time!

The QuickSlide™ GramPRO 1 is a single slide automated Gram stainer, equipped with the world’s most consistent decolorizing technology. Of course, with Gram staining there’s likelihood for variation among technicians, especially regarding decolorization. Our patented photo optic “eye” carefully analyzes each Gram stain as would any experienced technologist. Perform Gram stains all day long with no variation among technologists, regardless of expertise. With the press of a button, automated Gram staining has never been so elegant and precise!

Concerned about precipitants and crystallization? Worry no longer! The GramPRO 1 utilizes high quality reagents. Our advanced cuvette design allows fresh and precise reagent delivery to each specimen while maintaining a clean cuvette, rinsed with DI water between each reagent. Unique to the GramPRO 1, the stir feature automatically mixes each reagent daily so you can maintain beautifully-stained specimens, free of precipitants. Stain times are also customizable to obtain the preferred color intensity of specimens.

What about the maintenance?  Unlike many Gram stainers, the GramPRO 1 requires minimal cleaning procedures. Thanks to our advanced cuvette design and programmed maintenance procedures, the GramPRO 1 requires very little hands-on interaction. Maintenance is swift and worry-free! Programmed prompts guide users step-by-step, allowing your team to focus on processing more and cleaning less. With three feet of drain tubing, the GramPRO 1 can be placed easily near a sink or preferred waste container.

Electro-Optical Decolorization

The GramPRO 1 is equipped with a patented electro-optical “eye” that fine tunes the decolorization process while accommodating various sample thicknesses. The GramPRO 1 is ideal for standardizing Gram staining in labs and ensuring consistency regardless of technician experience. No more under or over decolorization!

Fast, Hands-Free Staining

Totally hands free, each slide is automatically stained, decolorized and counter stained in about 5 minutes. Load the slide, select the stain cycle, and walk away! The user is alerted once the staining process is complete.

Small Compact Size

The GramPRO 1™ is small enough to fit on most lab counter tops. Fits near most microscopes and sinks. The elongated waste tube allows for waste to be contained or disposed down the sink.

Easy Maintenance

It’s as simple as the push of a button. GramPRO 1™ has built-in simplified cleaning procedures for ease of use. No more messy sinks and stained counters! The instrument prompts the user when maintenance is required and gives step-by-step instructions.

Reagent Kit for GramPRO 1 Automated Gram Stainer

Self-contained and convenient Gram staining reagent kit for the GramPRO 1. Will stain approximately 110 slides. Perforated box top allows easy access to insert reagent tubing.

Kits contains One 500ml Bottle of: Crystal Violet, Safranin, Acetone Alcohol, and Gram’s Iodine

Probond Slides

PROBond Slides

Chemically treated and positively charged microscope slides for use with GramPRO automated slide stainers. Provides superior adhesion of the specimen to the slide. Prevents sloughing off of the specimen which can lead to clogging and/ or cross contamination. Features a hydrophobic painted rectangle which keeps the specimen within the required boundaries. The dotted line designates the lower limit if a patient ID label is to be affixed to the slide. Required to be used with the GramPRO 1 Automated Slide Stainer.

 

GramPRO Tubes

Replacement Tubing Kit

The GramPRO 1 requires a pump tube replacement every 1,100 cycles. The unit will prompt operator when the kit needs to be changed. The kit comes with a Batch number and a Serial number that is entered under the consumable menu of the unit. The kit comes with complete instructions on installation and can be done in just a few minutes.

System Cleaner

System Cleaner

This product is used on the GramPRO 1 Scrub feature to be performed twice a month or every 600 cycles. The product will clean the GramPRO 1 Crystal Violet, Grams Iodine and Safranin lines from the reagent cannulas throughout the system including tubing elbows, pump tubes, stainless fitting ports, machined ports and the photo optics windows on the cuvette.

 

Gram's Iodine, Stabilized

Stabilized Grams iodine is used to prevent biofilm buildup in the deionized water supply for the GramPRO 1. Ten drops of iodine are added to each gallon of rinse water.

 

Cuvette Swabs, 6" Spatula Foam Swab

Helps maintain a clean and lint-free cuvette. Occasional cuvette swabs are required to maintain accurate decolorization. Foam tipped swabs are best for use with the GramPRO 1 since they absorb stain residue, but don’t leave behind lint that could lead to drain clogs. 100 swabs per pack

 

QSlide™ PROBond Slide

GramPRO 1 Gram stain QSlide™ PROBond slides are prepared from standard stock ATCC quality control organisms. The Gram positive organism is Staphylococcus aureus. The Gram negative organism is E. coli. These slides are intended to be used in conjunction with the GramPRO 1 and for manual staining.

Methyl Alcohol (Methanol)

Since Methanol (Methyl Alcohol) adheres specimens to the slides better than heat fixation, it is recommended that methanol fixation be used for clinical specimens or QC slides in preparation of the Gram stain or for slides run on QuickSlide™ automated Gram slide stainers. Heat fixation is discouraged as it causes distortion of the cells and sloughing off of the specimen from the slide.

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