FixMATE Check out the FixMATE for precise, reliable and consistent diagnostic assays. Recent researches have shown that standardization and documentation of the crucial fixation step will lead to improved I.H.C. assays. Fixation types: Manual fixation: leaving the specimens in a container with formalin overnight or longer does not fulfill the need for controlled fixation. Automatic fixation: until recently, documented fixation protocols could be obtained by placing specimens in an automatic tissue processor. This meant holding a high performance instrument almost idle for hours/days waiting for the fixation process to be completed and documented. Hence the fully automatic tissue fixation system, the FixMATE makes for an ideal choice. It facilitates overall control of the fixation parameters.