Thermo Scientific™

Lab Vision™ Autostainer 480S-2D

Related applications:

Anatomical Pathology

Meet the immunohistochemistry needs of most laboratories with the Thermo Scientific™ Autostainer 480S-2D, a standard, compact platform that provides flexible options to meet varied workflow needs. Autostainers are renowned for their consistency and reliability and are the most widely used IHC platforms worldwide.
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System Features:
  • One to 48 slide capacity, each individually programmable
  • User-specified protocols and choice of reagents
  • Multiple staining runs per day
  • Truly hands-free, walk-away operation with advanced timer functions for overnight use
  • Easy, Windows™ XP Professional based programming
  • Modular options with up to four units controlled from one PC
  • Complemented by the Thermo Scientific PT Module designed for fully automated simultaneous dewaxing and epitope recovery (PTModule also sold separately)
  • Fast flow, software logic enables flexible programming, operator ease of use and control of IHC costs
Incorporates 2D Data Matrix Bar Coding for Slides and Reagents:
  • High precision label detector technology for rapid scanning
  • Integrated digital bar code scanner
  • Fully configured 2D data matrix software and printer interface
  • Bar code control of all protocol, reagent, and slide operations
  • Preprintable data matrix labels with user-defined Autoprograms
  • Adaptable for proprietary 2D-labeled reagents, or user-defined reagents/labels
  • Optional, individual inactivation of slide and/or reagent bar-coding


  • 48-slide Autostainer with 2D matrix barcode reader
  • Computer
  • Monitor
  • Label printer(s)
  • Document printer
  • Four metal reinforced, ABS plastic slide racks
  • Two reagent rack for up to 80 reagents
  • Reagent vials and caps
  • Autostainer probe cleaning reagent kit
  • Buffer rinse bottle
  • Wash Buffer, DI water, and waste containers
  • Universal Power Supply

Note: The Autostainer 480s is not available in the United States.