The ATA-27 automated arrayer is designed for making construction of high-density tissue microarray blocks fast, accurate and reliable. The instrument can accomodate nearly all current tissue cassettes and can be easily adapted to array large or odd-shaped archival specimens.
The ATA-27 accepts a full range of punch sizes from 0.6 mm to 3 mm and can produce up to 26 replicate array blocks in a single run.
The system comes equipped with high-performance PC pre-loaded with custom software for mapping donor cores to a single or multiple recipient cassettes. Advanced options allow the user full control over many of the process variables that optimize the successful creation of recipients given a large diversity of donor tissue characteristics. Once programmed, the ATA-27 needs no user interaction to create an array.