Thermo Scientific Shandon Cytospin 4 Cytocentrifuge


Discover the pinnacle of thin-layer cell preparation with the renowned Thermo Scientific Cytospin 4. Trusted by labs worldwide for over four decades, this instrument excels in generating precise thin-layer preparations from various fluid matrices. Accommodating up to 12 specimens, the Cytospin 4 inherits protocols from its predecessors, ensuring adaptability. Safety measures include an auto-locking lid, alarms, and a wipe-clean control panel. Its innovative centrifugation process enhances cell presentation and yields consistent results. Experience unmatched control with a safeguarded program memory, acceleration options, and visible speed display. Upgrade your cellular analysis with the Cytospin 4’s legacy of excellence.


Enhancing Cellular Analysis with the Thermo Shandon Cytospin 4 Cytocentrifuge

Revolutionary Cell Preparation System Experience the epitome of thin-layer cell preparation with the Thermo Scientific Cytospin 4 Cytocentrifuge. Renowned globally for over 40 years, this exceptional instrument has earned its place in more than 15,000 laboratories worldwide. Merging economy and precision, the Cytospin 4 excels in generating thin-layer preparations from diverse liquid matrices, particularly sparse fluids like spinal fluids and urines.

Efficient and Versatile Operation The Thermo Scientific Cytospin 4 accommodates up to 12 specimens simultaneously, inheriting and incorporating protocols from its predecessors, the Shandon Cytospins 1, 2, and 3. Innovatively designed, the Cytospin 4 introduces a revamped lid-release mechanism for one-handed access, ensuring both convenience and operator safety during rotation. The polycarbonate window grants a view of the sealed head while in action.

Exceptional Safety Measures Elevating safety standards, the Cytospin 4 effectively guards operators and specimens throughout the entire process. The instrument’s ingenious design allows easy loading of the sealed head within a microbiological cabinet. Auto-locking of the plastic outer lid, coupled with capped disposable sample chambers, adds an extra layer of security. Safety alarms vigilantly monitor all operational stages, while the wipe-clean control panel facilitates effortless cleaning.

Innovation in Precision and Ease Superior Cell Presentation Harnessing the principles of centrifugation, the Cytospin 4 Cytocentrifuge deposits cells onto distinct areas of glass slides, allowing residual fluid absorption into the sample chamber’s filter card. This process not only ensures precise cellular presentation but also optimally flattens cells for excellent nuclear visibility.

Unparalleled Control The Cytospin 4 Cytocentrifuge boasts a safeguarded program memory capable of storing up to 23 routines for instant recall. Even in the event of a power loss, your stored routines remain secure. The program keypad’s “easy-touch” design streamlines programming procedures, while a visible speed window exhibits programmed spinning speeds ranging from 200 to 2000 rpm.

Advanced Control and Safety Measures: Elevate your sample preparation process with the Thermo Scientific Cytospin 4 Cytocentrifuge, equipped with ingenious control features for precision and safety. The integration of three acceleration control buttons not only grants operators greater flexibility but also secures fragile samples from potential damage. A user-friendly time window offers visibility into both programmed and remaining run times, while an efficient power-saving mode contributes to overall control optimization. Enjoy enhanced efficiency as the display can be conveniently activated or deactivated using the standby key, promoting energy conservation and usability.

Robust Safety Measures: The Cytospin 4 prioritizes safety through a comprehensive alarm system designed to provide reliable protection at every stage. Audible alarms are primed to alert users in the event of an imbalance, breaches in speed tolerance, or improper lid locking, ensuring error-free operation. Moreover, the Cytospin 4 incorporates a fail-safe mechanism that prevents spinning when the lid is not securely locked, eliminating the risk of accidents. Further bolstering its safety features, a specimen safety alarm periodically reminds users to promptly remove specimens, preventing air-drying and guaranteeing consistent, high-quality results.

Experience Excellence with Thermo Scientific Cytospin 4 Cytocentrifuge Elevate your cell preparation to new heights with the Thermo Scientific Cytospin 4 Cytocentrifuge. With a legacy of reliability, adaptability, and safety, this instrument is the epitome of cellular analysis in diverse applications including hematology, cytology, histology, oncology, rheumatology, immunochemistry, microbiology, serology, and virology. Unlock unparalleled precision, efficiency, and safety for your laboratory operations.

Additional information



Cytospin 4



Dimensions (W x D x H)

16" x 25" x 10"


26.5 lbs



Operator Manual