Sakura Finetek USA launches 3 new ready-to-use antibodies for the Tissue-Tek Genie<sup>®</sup> Advanced Staining System.  

TORRANCE, CA – Sakura Finetek USA, Inc. today announced the launch of 3 new ready-to-use antibodies including 2 new antibody cocktails for the Tissue-Tek Genie® Advanced Staining System.
“We are excited to again expand the ready-to-use antibody menu of the Genie Advanced Staining System, which will meet the demands of our growing install base of customers.  In addition, these new antibodies create increased commercial value for Genie with new hospital and reference laboratory customers”, said George Kennedy, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

“The addition of these 3 products continue to add to our portfolio of antibodies with high diagnostic utility as well as increasing our Genie DUO product line of antibody cocktails, also scored optimal by NordiQC”, stated William Jennings, Senior Product Manager of Advanced Staining.
The 3 new products include:
  • Tissue-Tek Genie® anti-Cytokeratin 7/19 Antibody Cocktail [OV-TL 12/30 / A53- B/A2.26]
  • Tissue-Tek Genie® DUO anti-Cytokeratin 5/6 [D5/16B4] / TTF-1 [EP229] Antibody Cocktail
  • Tissue-Tek Genie® anti-CD1a Mouse Monoclonal Antibody [O10]
Like the wide range of antibodies launched previously, this new mouse monoclonal CD1a antibody and the antibody cocktails are provided in 2 formats to serve any laboratory size and workflow:
  • Innovative single-use capsules that enable loading of any slide, any stain, any time, on any instrument.
  • Cartridges with 250 tests for the CD1a and CK 7/19 antibody cocktail and with 100 tests for the DUO antibody cocktail for high volume usage.
About the Genie System
Quality that excites.  Sakura Finetek partnered with NordiQC (, a world-leading external quality assurance institute, to assure optimal stain quality for our entire menu of antibodies.  The species and clones of Genie antibodies have been carefully selected and proficiently developed to meet our rigorous standards.  The stain protocols for Genie antibodies provide exceptional sensitivity and specificity to enable accurate assessment of patients’ specimens by pathologists.
Stop sorting, gain time.  With its 30 fully independent staining stations, the Genie offers true random access and does not slow down when more slides are added.  Users can eliminate time-consuming slide sorting or grouping, and instead simply load their next most important slide or case.
Flexibility that liberates.  Laboratories can use Genie’s unique and innovative single-use capsules for antibodies or probes and load them on Genie’s independent staining stations together with the slides.  The 250-test Genie Pro Detection Systems (DAB, AP Red, DUO) and antibody cartridges are loaded onto the system’s carousel, which deliver the reagents in constant timed cycles guaranteeing predictable workflow.  Genie allows users to realize flexibility, better economy, and faster turnaround time.
Fast to learn, easy to operate.  The Genie Software uses intuitive graphics and two mouse-click navigation for simplified operation, and provides a comprehensive status at a glance.  The replacement of bulk reagents and waste bottles is quick and strain-free.

About Sakura Finetek, USA, Inc.
With its U.S. office based in Torrance, California, Sakura Finetek is the global leader in advancing cancer diagnostics by providing integrated solutions for anatomic pathology and patient treatment through best-in-class innovation, quality and customer care. With a strategic focus on end-to-end automation, Sakura Finetek continues to lead the industry in the development and commercialization of automated histopathology instrumentation and consumables for anatomic pathology.
Sakura Finetek systems dramatically increase efficiency, standardize results, and enable clinical laboratories to more simply manage their daily workload while significantly impacting patient care. Visit to learn more.
Erico von Bueren
Director of Marketing
Sakura Finetek USA, Inc.
1750 W. 214th St.
Torrance, CA 90501