Reagent Vials & Accessories

1. i6000 Elite & Xmatrx Infinity: The OptiMiser reagent vials (U.S. & Foreign Equivalent Patents Pending) are available as a 20 ml disposable pack for use on the i6000TM or Xmatrx Infinity staining systems. Vials are designed to minimize dead volume:

Cat. No. Description Figure
XT026-V24 Small White vials (20 ml), including vial holders XT027-H24.
(24 per pack)
XT101-24X Small White vials (20 ml), including vial holders XT027-H24.
(24 per pack)
XT126-24V Brown vial without Neck/lid as holder for 2 ml insert, , including vial holders XT027-H24.
(24 per pack)
XT149-V24 Vial Insert – 2 ml
(24 per pack)
XT027-H24 Vial holders for 20 ml vials
(24 per pack)

  • 2 ml vials need to be inserted in the vials without neck as shown here.


2. Xmatrx Elite: Reagents vials for Xmatrx Elite Automated Staining Systems are RFID-tagged 17 ml vials especially designed to ensure accurate identification, proper reagent inventory management and staining of up to 200 slides. These vials dead volume is minimized to <0.5 ml. RFID-tagged vials for use with antibodies from any supplier (user defined) are also available (XT077-AX601 to XT077-AX0999).

ISH probes are supplied in 2 ml vials, inserted in RFID-tagged vial holders thus minimizing dead volume to <0.05 ml. RFID-tagged vials for use with ISH probes from any supplier (user defined) are also available (XT079-PR0050 to XT079-PR0099).


Microscope Slides & Coverslips

OptiPlusTM Positive-Charged Microscope Slides provide a strong adhesive surface for tissues and cells to prevent tissue displacement during harsh pre-treatments such as enzymatic digestion and the microwave Antigen Retrieval method. These slides are ideal for automated systems. Additionally, each slide has a frosted end for easy labeling. The OptiPlus Positive-Charged Barrier Slides have all the advantages of our regular OptiPlus slides, but also contain hydrophobic barriers that allow the quantity of reagents per slide to be tailored to the size of the specimen. These slides eliminate reagent waste without the need to use a PAP pen, thereby reducing set-up time in manual assays as well as in automated systems. The permanent hydrophobic barriers are compatible with dewaxing solutions and other reagents. The slides are suitable for use with frozen tissue sections, formalin-fixed paraffin sections, and cytology preparations.

1. i6000 Elite Automated Staining Systems:

OptiPlusTM Barrier slides for i6000 come in three different configurations to accommodate different tissue sizes or multiple tissues per slide:

  1. A single, full-size test area of 25 x 40 mm
  2. A single 2/3-size test area of 25 x 30 mm
  3. Three 1/3-size test areas per slide, each measuring 25 x 15 mm

2. Xmatrx Automated Staining Systems:

OptiPlusTM Barrier Slides for Xmatrx (U.S. & Foreign Equivalent Patents Pending) contain a double hydrophobic barrier that allows formation of an oil seal to prevent evaporation of micro-reagents during high temperature steps and prolonged incubations. Four different configurations are available:

  1. A single test area of 25 x 40 mm (>80 µl of reagent recommended)
  2. A single test area of 25 x 25 mm (>40 µl of reagent recommended)
  3. A single test area of 18 x 18 mm (>10 µl of reagent recommended)
  4. Two test area per slide, each measuring 18 x 18 mm

Coverslips are optimized for use on Xmatrx staining systems and come is three configurations to accommodate the different barrier slides.


Pipette tips

BioGenex pipette tips are made of high-quality polypropylene and are RNase and heavy metal-free when untampered. Inner surface is extremely smooth and requires minimum wetting. 1 ml pipette tips are optimized for use on BioGenex Xmatrx and i6000 Staining Systems, while 200 µl tips are optimized for Xmatrx staining systems.


Consumables kits for Xmatrx

Item SKU Size Barrier Slides 25x40 mm Barrier Slides 25x25 mm Coverslips 25x40 mm Coverslips 25x25 mm 1 ml Pipette Tips 200 ml Pipette Tips
IHC kit XT148-YCD 200 test 216 NA 1000 NA 384 960
ISH kit XT144-YAD 100 test NA 104 NA 900 384 960



1. Antigen Retrieval Accessories Kits

The Antigen Retrieval Accessory Kit consists of slide holders and slide baths that make it convenient and compatible with any of the several Antigen Retrieval solutions. To accommodate microwave heating, the slide baths and slide holders are made of heat-stable thermoplastic polyolefin and hydrocarbon polymers of acetal resins. These accessories may be used in a microwave or a pressure cooker.

Item SKU Slide Bath + Lid Slide Holder
24-Slide Accessory kit MW001-SU 1 1(24-slide capacity)
72-Slide Accessory kit MW001-HB 3 3(72-slide capacity)

2. NordicWare® Microwave Pressure Cooker

Placing the NordicWare Microwave Pressure Cooker within a microwave is an effective method for enhancing staining with the Antigen Retrieval technique. The heat produced under enhanced pressure can reduce the build up of gas bubbles on the surface of tissues. This improves the intensity of staining, accompanied by preservation of tissue and cell morphology. This pressure cooker is also optimized for use with various BioGenex Antigen Retrieval solutions. BioGenex Catalog number: NW001-PC.

3. PAP Pen for Tissue Staining

The PAP Pen is a useful pen-like tool for immunohistochemical staining methods. It is designed to prevent the waste of valuable reagents by forming a water-repellent barrier around the specimen. This barrier creates the proper surface tension to hold an antibody solution or detection reagents within the target area on the slide. The surface tension provided by the PAP Pen circle ensures that only the amount of antibody solution needed for sufficient reaction will be applied. Since over-flooding of the slide is eliminated, wiping of excess fluid around the specimen can be avoided. The PAP Pen can be used for immunostaining of paraffin sections, frozen sections, and for fluorescent antibody methods. The PAP Pen contains a special formulation, which is water repellent. It can be removed, if desired, with xylene or xylene substitutes after the staining procedure is completed. BioGenex Catalog Number: XT001-PP, sufficient for use on 500-1000 slides.