TintoRetriever Pressure Cooker Overview

Most formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tissues require an antigen retrieval step prior to any immunochemical staining. The antigen retrieval step breaks some of the methylene bridges that cross-link proteins in formalin-fixed tissue and allow antibodies to bind to unmasked epitopes.

Heat induced epitope retrieval and nucleic acid retrieval steps are most often performed using a conventional pressure cooker or a microwave oven. The Bio SB TintoRetriever is a precision-controlled heat source capable of maintaining a constant and reliable temperature while minimizing the potential for evaporation of the working solution under HIER procedure conditions. The TintoRetriever Pressure cooker is recommended for use in both Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and In-Situ Hybridization (ISH) protocols.

  • Rapid Heat Retrieval
  • Multiple Temperature Settings
  • Use in IHC & ISH Applications
  • Low Reagent Use
  • Holds 96 Slides per Run
  • Cost Effective HIER Solution

TintoRetriever Technical Parameters

Power Requirements: AC110V, 60Hz, 1000W

Dimensions: 320mm x 320mm x 340mm (W x D x H)

Weight: 12.6 lb (5.7 Kg)

Operational Temperature: 60°C – 121°C

Operational Humidity: 85%

Chamber Working Temperature: 121 °C

Chamber Working Pressure: 15 PSI (103 kPA, 1.03 bar, 1 kg/cm2)

TintoRetriever Catalog Numbers

Catalog No. Component
BSB 7008 TintoRetriever Pressure Cooker
BSB 7009 Plastic Staining Dish
BSB 7010 SlideHolder (24 Slides)
BSB 7005 TintoRetriever Slide Thermometers

TintoRetriever Pressure Cooker Features

  • Low operational reagent use.
  • Fast & uniform epitope retrieval.
  • Built in temperature gauge for validation.
  • Bundle with Bio SB ancillaries.

TintoRetriever Components

Number Component Tintoretriever components
1 Pressure Limit Valve
2 Red Pressure Indicator
3 Push Rod
4 Sealing Rod
5 Working Chamber
6 Condensation Collector
7 Handle
8 Main Body
9 Heating Plate
10 Base
11 Power Cord
12 Lid Handle
13 Lid
14 Sealing Ring
15 Rubber Grommet
16 Upper Ring
17 Control Panel
18 Trivet

TintoRetriever Temperature Settings

TintoRetriever Setting
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