Leica Biosystems unveils compact dual-retort tissue processor for medium-sized labs

Leica Biosystems has launched a compact, dual-retort tissue processor, the HistoCore PEGASUS Plus. For the first time, their renowned technology will be available to medium-sized laboratories, enabling them to optimise histopathology workflows.  

Mid-sized laboratories will now be able to run multiple protocols in parallel on a single instrument, providing a solution that adapts to their workflow needs, and reduces unnecessary hands-on time. The dual retorts on HistoCore PEGASUS Plus increase capacity by 33% compared to a typical 300-cassette single-retort tissue processor.

The HistoCore PEGASUS Plus builds on more than 15 years of experience with the larger HistoCore PELORIS system, and also incorporates Leica’s pioneering integrated track and trace technology, the HistoCore I-Scan. This enables laboratories to capture and store individual cassette information, user interactions and reagent levels, delivering high confidence in the quality of results.

The HistoCore PEGASUS Plus tissue processor expands the dual-retort portfolio offered by Leica Biosystems, bringing a scalable workflow solution to labs of all sizes, ensuring optimal conditions for each tissue type without slowing down the lab.

The HistoCore PEGASUS Plus is now available in Europe and where the CE mark is accepted for country-specific registration.