The Aquaro Automated Section Mounting System


The Aquaro ASM automated section mounting system automates the placement of paraffin-embedded tissue sections onto slides. At last, the only manual step in the histology laboratory is automated.

  • Uses a gentle water stream to transfer sections directly from the microtome to slides.

  • Interfaces with and controls motorized microtomes.

  • Compact, easy to use.

See the Aquaro ASM in Action

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The Aquaro ASM improves histology laboratory efficiency and the consistency of section quality:

  • Hands-free section mounting: free up histotechs to run multiple microtomes or focus on more specialized tasks

  • Standardize methods across all microtomes and histotechs

  • Reduce variation: Programmable water temperature and time means sections experience consistent and reproducible settings

  • Consistent placement on slides in user-defined arrangements

  • Filtered water stream reduces cross-contamination

The AquaroASM fits with your current setup:

  • Interfaces with standard motorized microtomes

  • Requires only a compact, 10″ wide x 10″ deep (25.5cm x 25.5cm) footprint to conserve valuable bench space

  • Degree of automation is under complete user control to facilitate use in a wide variety of workflows

  • Slide-by-slide programmable section positioning and arrangement (e.g., serial, step, or even multi-slide matrix)

  • Specimen blocks and slide racks are quickly and easily exchanged for each new sample run

  • Withdraws slides from and replaces to rack

Why the Aquaro ASM?

Improve Laboratory Efficiency

Maximize laboratory resources and improve sample throughput with hands-free section mounting: Free up histotechs to run multiple microtomes or focus on more specialized tasks

Minimize recuts: Filtered water stream reduces cross-contamination

Easy, efficient serial sectioning for processing entire blocks and preparing control slides

Increase Slide Quality

Standardize methods across all microtomes and histotechs

Reduce variation: Programmable water temperature and time means sections experience reproducible settings

Consistent placement on slides in user-defined arrangements

Recirculating water is filtered twice to reduce cross-contamination

Enhance Laboratory Ergonomics

Reduce repetitive motion injuries (RMIs): the Aquaro ASM triggers the microtome, enabling and encouraging truly hands-free microtomy

Serial sections, facing in, and trimming between levels can be programmed into the Aquaro ASM and performed hands-free

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