Sakura Tissue-Tek VIP 6 AI Tissue Processor


The Tissue-Tek VIP 6 AI is engineered for convenience. It introduces in-process Automatic Solution Transfer, minimizing manual tasks and resulting in cost-efficient workflows. The system also includes an onboard paraffin waste container for hassle-free disposal, and its user-friendly design, color-coded ports, and LED-lit reagent cabinet enhance operational ease. By merging efficiency with familiarity, this processor accelerates productivity and minimizes errors, facilitating seamless operations from installation day onward.


Tissue-Tek VIP 6 AI Tissue Processor

The Tissue-Tek VIP® 6 AI Vacuum Infiltration Processor continues with Sakura Finetek reliability and innovation to provide the first and only tissue processor with automated onboard preparation of mixed solutions, automatic in-process reagent exchange, and Tissue-Tek® iSupport™ remote monitoring, which allows for safe, high-quality processing while saving time.

Advanced Infiltration
Using advanced infiltration methods, the Tissue-Tek VIP 6 AI was designed to provide high-quality tissue processing results for all tissue types, including fatty tissues.  The Tissue-Tek VIP 6 AI is the first and only tissue processor on the market capable of automatically mixing specified reagents onboard to create mixed solutions, providing advanced infiltration of fatty tissues by enhancing dehydration and defatting without extending protocol times.

Including 3 new mixing mode options, bringing the total number of options to 10, the Tissue-Tek VIP 6 AI is able to provide highly effective yet gentle agitation of the reagent in the retort for excellent reagent penetration of tissues.

Tissue Safety
The Solution Manager of the Tissue-Tek VIP 6 AI monitors reagent levels during operation for safe and worry-free processing.  Providing fresh reagent from the 2 bulk reagent reservoirs during processing if needed, the Solution Manager ensures that our tissue processor offers the highest level of processing confidence both during the day when staff is available or overnight during autonomous operation.


The Tissue-Tek VIP 6 AI arrives compatible with Tissue-Tek iSupport, Sakura Finetek’s advanced remote diagnostics technology platform. This secure remote service aligns with the high-level security standards of today’s laboratory IT infrastructures, ensuring maximum uptime through swift responses to instrument alerts by Sakura Finetek’s professional technical support team.

Continuing Sakura Finetek’s legacy of relentless improvement, which has cemented its industry-leading reputation in reliability, this tissue processor comes equipped with a newly designed reagent manifold, rendering it the most reliable and secure Tissue-Tek VIP processor to date.

The advanced reagent manifold system boasts new fluid sensors that enhance the solution-detecting function, serving as a safeguard against unexpected user errors and ensuring the utmost tissue quality and integrity.


The Tissue-Tek VIP 6 AI also excels in enhancing user convenience. It introduces the feature of in-process Automatic Solution Transfer for two reagents and paraffin, greatly reducing manual maintenance tasks and resulting in time and cost savings.

Moreover, the tissue processor features an onboard paraffin waste container, ensuring the safe, clean, and easy disposal of used paraffin. The system’s color-coded drain and fill ports further simplify the secure exchange of reagents, while an LED-lit reagent cabinet offers quick visual monitoring of reagent levels.

This emphasis on streamlined and user-friendly operation, coupled with the familiarity of the Tissue-Tek VIP processor series, minimizes the potential for errors and shortens the learning curve. This combination not only ensures a smoother workflow but also supports the laboratory’s capability to seamlessly commence operations right from the first day of installation.

Additional information






Dimensions (W x D x H)

24" x 27" x 54"


352 lbs



Operator Manual

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