Roche Avenio Millisect System
Roche announced the commercial availability of the Avenio Millisect System, a tissue dissection instrument that utilizes an automated digitally assisted process to isolate clinically relevant cells from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue slides. The system is designed to address tissue dissection challenges in clinical labs where manual dissection lacks consistency and precision, and laser capture microscopy is cumbersome and costly, Roche said. Optimized to fit easily into a variety of clinical workflow configurations, the system allows precise and consistent recovery of regions of interest for molecular pathology, improving the results of diagnostic testing by reducing false negatives and allowing identification of additional potential therapeutic targets. The Avenio Millisect System is an IVD labeled medical device and is now available in the US and countries accepting the CE mark.