Thermo Scientific™

STP 120 Spin Tissue Processor

Related applications:

Anatomical Pathology

Process biological specimens from chemical fixation to paraffin infiltration with the Thermo Scientific™ STP 120 Spin Tissue Processor. A compact, benchtop carousel tissue processor, its unique design uses programmable gentle centrifugal force to augment normal vertical agitation process associated with carousel processors.
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  • Immediate and delayed start processing modes
  • Programmable spinning speed of either 60 or 70rpm; spinning can also be programmed off
  • Programmable immersion time in each station (from 1 minute to 90 hours: 59 minutes)
  • Basket capacity of 120 or 240 cassettes
  • Battery backup system in case of power failure


  • Reagent vessel tops and charcoal-enhanced ventilation help control processing vapors
  • Up to 10 different processing programs maintained
  • Cassette baskets spin counterclockwise and clockwise within reagent container to improve processing
  • Reagent carryover is reduced through gentle centrifugal spinning of basket above reagent vessel
  • Each reagent vessel holds 1.8L of processing reagent

Physical Specifications:

  • Electrical Requirements: 100-240V, 50/60Hz
  • Diameter: 85cm (33.5 in.)
  • Height: 50cm opening to 70cm (19.6 in. opening to 27.5 in.)
  • Weight: 154 lb. (70kg)


  • Basic instrument
  • Instruction manual
  • Ten reagent vessels and two paraffin baths for single basket operation (120-cassette capacity) or nine reagent vessels and three paraffin baths for double basket operation (240-cassette capacity)