The MTM II fast tissue processor offers a cost-efficient and user friendly alternative for fast biopsies processing and overnight batch tissue processing needs of every histology laboratory. The instrument can either be used for fully automated fast biopsy processing or high volume overnight batches of up to 300 samples. The innovative and patented enhanced heat exchanger (EHE) allows fastest non-microwave tissue processing today available. Reagents are homogeneously and gently heated thereby assuring maximum sample safety. The system can be operated with traditional reagents or with most of the xylene and ethyl alcohol substitutes today available on the market. An user friendly reagent management system and an optimized cleaning cycle routine are the basis for higher cost efficiency and higher turn-over. Process safety is guaranteed with an intelligent remote alarm system that communicates via mobile or internet.