Cytopro sets the standard for consistent performance and convenience in a cytocentrifuge. With the help of experienced laboratorians, we designed and built a cytocentrifuge that puts unsurpassed ease of use, and maximum flexibility and safety at your command.
The patented Cytopro is a complete, integrated system including an instrument console with touch pad controls and an eight-station cytocentrifuge rotor. The ELITech sample chambers are the heart of the Cytopro system. Their unique, well thought out design ensures superb cell recovery and adherence without intricate error-prone procedures. In other words it works like a dream!
The Cytopad® snaps quickly between the chamber and the frame. This guarantees that the pad is always correctly aligned with the sample tunnel. No fumbling and no cell loss due to poor alignment.
Patented Flow Control Ring
The Cytopad features a controlled compression ring around the sample hole. This controls the rate of absorption and allows compensation for the lot-to-lot variations in paper quality for more consistent results.
Dual Sample Ports (single chamber only)
Two ports, one in the sample well and one in the tunnel, provide sample treatment versatility, allowing you to introduce pre-wetting fluids and making in situ fixation easy and reliable.
You can load samples directly through the chamber caps to prevent spilling of hazardous samples. Caps provide added safety to the operator.
7 mm Cell Area
A large, centered cell deposit area makes screening easier and more sensitive.
Dual Sample Chambers
Advanced design places two samples on the same slide for increased efficiency and economy. Dual sample chambers provide the same excellent results as our single sample chambers.
How the Chamber Works
1. The cell suspension is pipetted into the sample well or the tunnel.
2. As the rotor starts spinning, centrifugal force moves the suspension towards the slide.
3. Cells sediment onto the slide as the Cytopad absorbs the suspension medium.
Versatility is one of Cytopro’s major strengths. The system satisfies a wide variety of sample treatment requirements.
Choice of Absorption Pads
Cytopads come in two absorption speeds that are color-coded for ease of use. The white pad is for faster absorption of thick or debris-filled suspension fluids. The tan pad is for slower absorption of thin fluids such as cerebral spinal fluid (CSF). Where slower flow enhances cell recovery.
ELITech’s unique Cytopro chambers are competitively priced for disposal after use or they can be reused after suitable cleaning. The choice is yours.
The tunnel port accepts saline or other fluids to pre-wet the absorption pad at the beginning of a cycle. This exclusive patented feature significantly improves cell recovery.
In Situ Fixation
A common problem with Papanicolaou staining is air-drying of the sample cells. In situ fixation during the cytocentrifugation cycle is the most effective way to prevent this problem.
In situ fixation with Cytopro is very simple. Load a few drops of sample into the tunnel port, then load fixative into the sample well. As the rotor accelerates, the cells are fixed after they sediment onto the slide.