Diagnostic Instruments

BioGenex is a pioneer in the design, development and manufacturing of advanced systems for automation of cell and tissue-based staining. To accommodate diverse laboratory needs, we offer three different clinical automation platforms for in-vitro diagnostic applications. These platforms support LIMS connectivity, meet globally accepted quality standards (ISO13485:2003 & ISO9001:2008) and are approved for IVD use in the US by the FDA, and in Europe with CE marking.


1. Xmatrx® Automated Staining Systems:

The Xmatrx systems offer standardized processes from baking through final glass cover slip in three simple steps: load, click and view. These systems are FDA approved for In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) applications including: immuno-histochemistry (IHC), in situ hybridization (ISH), co-detection and special staining. The Xmatrx systems are equipped with eXACT™ Temperature Control active heating and cooling units on every slide, RFID and Barcode enabled technologies, disposable pipette tips to prevent cross-contamination of reagents and an on-board cover slipping function.


Features & Benefits

  • 40 independent protocols performed simultaneously
  • Fully Automated System from Microtome to Microscope, including Baking, Dewaxing and Antigen Retrieval
  • eXACT™ Temperature Control on Every Slide (RT-105oC)
  • RFID tagged reagent vials together with Barcoded slides, eliminates human errors
  • Wide range of reagent dispense volumes: 10 μL to 850 μL
  • BioGenex’s proprietary coverslip mechanism
  • Over 400+ optimized protocols with ready to use reagents in RFID tagged vials
  • LIMS - enabled data tracking and management
  • Liquid level sensor for accurate reagent dispensing
  • Allows use of 3rd party antibodies


2. i6000™ Diagnostics Automated Staining Systems:

The i6000 Elite Dx is a high-throughput system for IHC and Special Staining of clinical samples in molecular pathology laboratories. The i6000 has a staining capacity of 200 slides in 8 hours (60 slides in 3 hours). The system is supplied together with the EZ-Retriever® for Microwave-based Dewaxing and Antigen Retrieval, and the i500 Plus LIMS enabled, Barcode Label Printer. The i6000 has a predictable cost structure and short learning curve to enhance cross training and personnel rotation. We have optimized more than 400 protocols assuring clean, intense and reproducible staining results.


Features & Benefits

  • High capacity: 60 slides and 53 antibodies per run. 200 slides in 8 hours
  • Works seamlessly with EZ-Retriever® for Eco-friendly De-waxing, Rehydration and Antigen Retrieval
  • Barcoded slides and reagent vials to minimize hands-on time and data entry errors
  • Wide range of reagent dispense volumes: 100 μL to 900 μL
  • Over 400 optimized protocols with ready to use reagents in barcoded vials
  • LIMS - enabled data tracking and management
  • Liquid level sensor for accurate reagent dispensing
  • Allows use of 3rd party antibodies


3. EZ-Retriever® System

Programmable microwave oven with built in temperature control

Clinical Platform

  • High Throughput - 96 Slides / 35 minutes
  • Greater reproducibility Dewaxing, Rehydration, and Antigen Retrieval
  • Preserved tissue morphology with fast uniform heating and cooling of AR solutions
  • Optimized factory protocols for convenience and consistent results
  • AR solutions are non-hazardous, non- flammable and odorless
  • Compliance to applicable CLSI (Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute) guidelines

4. i500 Plus™

LIMS Enabled Barcode Label Printer

Clinical Platform
  • For printing chemical resistant barcode labels
  • Compatible with Xmatrx and i6000
  • User-friendly software
  • Synchronization of protocol information


Specifications Xmatrx® ULTRA Dx* Xmatrx® ELITE i6000™ Diagnostics
Automation Full (baking through cover slip) Full (baking through cover slip) Automated. Supplied with EZ-Retriever® for Dewax & Antigen retrieval
Run Time (full slide load) 5.5 hours 5.5 hours 2.5 hours
Throughput (8 hours) 60 slides 60 slides 200 slides
Temperature Range Ambient to 105oC Ambient to 105oC NA
Reagent Dispensing Volume 10-850µl 10-850 µl 100-1000 µl
Slide Capacity 40 40 60
Reagent Capacity 42 49 60
Reader Barcode Barcode Barcode
Bulk Reagent Carboy 7 x 4 L 7 x 4 L 2 x 10 L
Waste Container 20 L 8 L 20 L
Languages enabled English English English, Chinese, German
LIMS - enabled data tracking and management
Protocols >400, preloaded >400, preloaded >400, preloaded
Dimensions (D/W/H) 30”/43”/54” 29”/46”/59” 24”/40.5”/18.5”
Weight 419 lb / 190 kg 400 lb/ 182 kg 130 lb / 59 kg


Clinical Platforms /Application



Double Staining

Special Stains


Xmatrx® ELITE

Xmatrx® ULTRA Dx

i6000TM Elite DX


* Xmatrx Ultra will be launched soon