How Coverslippers Work & How We Save You Time & Money

Excedr - Coverslippers

Despite the diversity in methods, the Excedr lease program is able to source all instrument types and can accommodate any brand preferences your end-user might have. Request an estimate today and see how leasing can discount your glass coverslipper’s price.

All equipment brands/models are available

The Advantages of Excedr’s Automated Coverslipper Leasing Program:

  • Eliminates the upfront cost of purchasing equipment by spreading its cost over time
  • Minimizes equipment downtime with included complete repair coverage and preventive maintenance
  • Takes advantage of potentially 100% tax deductible* payments, providing you significant cash-savings
  • Expedites the administrative work needed for instrument procurement and logistics
  • Conserves working capital,  enabling you to reinvest in your core business and operations (staffing, inventory, marketing/sales, etc.)
  • Accommodates all manufacturer and model preferences

*Please consult your tax advisor to determine the full tax implications of leasing equipment.

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Coverslipping involves mounting a microscope slide with a glass cover so that the sample is held in place, providing it with protection from dust or accidental contact.

The sample, whether it is solid or liquid, is pressed flat so its thickness remains even, ensuring optimal slide quality for pathological diagnosis downstream using a microscope.

Besides creating high quality slides, such as histology and cytology slides, coverslipping can also provide long-term storage reliability.

However, manually adding glass or coverslips on slides can be tedious. Coverslippers are used to automated and simplify the monotonous and often lengthy task of covering microscope slides. They are ideal for both medical, clinical laboratories, offer an increase in throughput by automating coverslipping, and can perform both wet and dry coverslipping.

The level of automation these devices provide speed up your research or testing and give you more time to focus on other tasks by eliminating the tedious manual step of adding cover glass to a slide. An automated coverslipper is capable of processing 400-600 slides per hour without compromising quality, offering a simple, hands-free, and intuitive experience.

Furthermore, most coverslippers can be combined with an IHC autostainer for improvement of workflow, providing an all-in-one, fully automated staining solution that can increase productivity and streamline processes.

Coverslipping System Benefits & Price

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Coverslippers comes with several adjustable and customizable aspects that help you produce slides with excellent optical quality for dependable long-term storage, adapt to unique laboratory setups, and integrate into staining or coverslipping workstations, forming fully automated and easy-to-use systems.

Sample Types

Coverslippers are typically capable of handling different types of samples, from histology sections to cytology smears. Whether you work in one particular field or the other, you’re covered.


Slide Sizes

Typical design enables this device to efficiently handle different sizes of cover glass, ranging from 20-60mm. This allows for slides of different heights to be processed using the same machine.


Staining Racks

Coverslippers are designed to accept staining racks of most routine slide stainers. This includes upwards of 60 slides going in and out of the machine throughout the day and provides integration with slide staining equipment.



Additionally, this machine is capable of wet or dry mounting. Dry coverslipping is the simplest form of coverslipping, where the cover glass is directly placed on the slide without any additional steps. Wet coverslipping involves placing the specimen in a drop of water or other liquid and holding it between the slide and cover glass.

This is used to study samples that are grown or found in water, allowing for their normal, water-based functions to be properly observed.


Mounting Media

Controlling the volume of mounting media, or solution in which the specimen is embedded, is another important benefit to an automated coverslipper. Correctly mounting the specimen ensures excellent clarity of the sample, non-reactivity, and long-term stability.

These factors decrease the potential of any serious change that may affect the quality of the slide.


System Integration

One of the integrative features coverslippers include is the ability to incorporate the equipment into a coverslipping workstation. This allows you to automate and strreamline an otherwise lengthy process, freeing up more time for yourself and other lab personnel.

Some instruments feature integrated fume hoods, or extraction systems, with high-quality filtration that reduce exposure to hazardous fumes you and your team can be exposed to.

Furthermore, because xylene is considered hazardous, and is often used during sample clearing prior to coverslipping, as well as during coverslipping, unwanted amounts of xylene can be present in the air during these processes. Integrated fume extraction systems can draw xylene through charcoal filters and produce lower concentrations of the substance, making the lab safer for you and your team.


Coverslipper Machine Leases to Fit Every Need

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Working with multiple stained slides on a small or large scale can take up a significant amount of your time and space when performing everything manually.

Instead of using up more resources than you need to, making your coverslipping processes harder than they have to be, consider the benefits of adding an automated coverslipper to your laboratory, with a range of features, customizations, sizes, and throughput capabilities to choose from.

Whichever brand and model you choose, whether it be something like the Leica CV5030 or the CardinalHealth™ Tisse-Tek Film® automated coverslipper, coverslipping automation provides you with an immediate increase in your laboratory productivity and workflow efficiency.

Although acquiring this piece of equipment may prove financially restrictive, Excedr’s leasing is a viable option. We offer a lease program that can suit your needs and equip you with the machinery needed to scale and hit milestones.

Reach out to us to learn more about our leasing program and receive a coverslipper lease estimate today.

Operating Lease

This off-balance sheet financing structure provides three options at the end of the term. The lessee has the option to return the equipment to the lessor, renew at a discounted rate, or purchase the instrument for the fair market value. Monthly payments are also 100% tax deductible which yields additional monetary savings.


If you recently bought equipment, Excedr can offer you cash for your device and convert your purchase into a long-term rental. This is called a sale leaseback. If you’ve paid for equipment within the last ninety days, we can help you recoup your investment and allow you to make low monthly payments. This also frees up money in your budget rather than tying it down to a fixed asset.

Coverslipper Manufacturers u0026 Models on the Market
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Thermo Fisher Scientific:
ClearVue, CTM6

Sakura Finetek:
Tissue-Tek Film Automated Coverslipper, Tissue-Tek Glas g2

CV5030 Fully Automated Glass Coverslipper, ST5010-CV5030 Integrated Workstation, ST5020-CV5030 Stainer Integrated Workstation


Operating Capital Benefits

Operating Capital Benefits

Excedr's operating lease structure allows you to keep your business credit line open for expansions, staffing, and other operational expenses. Additionally, it strengthens the cash flow of your business and keeps cash reserves free for business development opportunities.

Effects on Credit

Effects on Credit

Leasing / renting provides you with non-dilutive financing and does not hinder your future borrowing ability. You're able to acquire the equipment you need without the baggage associated with traditional financing.

Speed of Approval

Speed of Approval

Excedr's program allows you to respond quickly as your need for equipment and technology arises. You can be approved with minimal documentation and have the equipment you need in operation and generating revenue for your business quickly.

Refurbished Equipment

Refurbished Equipment

Unlike traditional financing and leasing companies, the Excedr program can accommodate refurbished equipment in addition to demo units. If you are looking for additional cost-savings, we recommend considering this option.