Leica TP1020

Semi-enclosed Benchtop Tissue Processor
The Leica TP1020 tissue processor is available in four configurations: the basic instrument, the basic instrument with vacuum, the basic instrument with a fume control system and the basic instrument with both vacuum and fume control. Gentle specimen processing and a high level of specimen safety at all stages of the processing run are supported by the robust design based on precision mechanics in conjunction with a modern user interface.

Practical details


Wide range of accessories:

The specimen throughput can be doubled by using a second tissue basket for improved productivity in routine and research laboratories. The tissue basket is moved up and down in the liquid at three-second intervals to ensure thorough and even mixing of the reagents and facilitates tissue infiltration. Sealing rings on the container lids reduce solution loss and therefore also emission into the lower ambient atmosphere. All reagent stations are easily accessible because the instrument can be rotated by using the integrated and adjustable rollers

  • Glass beakers with beaker carriers
  • Anodized aluminum container with beaker carriers
  • Teflon coated wax bath

The buttons of the control panel are arranged in functional groups. The easy-to-read LCD indicates the station parameters, such as number of tissue baskets, vacuum function and remaining infiltration time, real time, start time (delayed start), overall duration and end of run time. Each of the nine programs can be run with immediate or delayed start.

  • Three-part tissue basket with lid (for organized loading of cassettes)
  • Standard tissue baskets
  • Basket removal device with drip tray

Reduced exposure to hazardous fumes

The instrument variation with fume control system offers two options for removing solution fumes: The TP1020 tissue processor can be equipped with two activated carbon filters (for formalin and alcohol/xylene). An exhaust air tube directs the solution fumes to an outlet.

  • The use of two different activated carbon filters (for formalin and alcohol/xylene) frees the exhaust air from the solution fumes and releases the cleansed air into the ambient atmosphere.
  • An exhaust air tube directs the solution fumes to an outlet.