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PELCO BioWave® Pro+ Application Kits
PELCO BioWave® Pro+ Accessories & Consumables

The future of microwave tissue processing is here...

Trusted Technology, Enhanced Efficiency

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The new design of the PELCO BioWave® Pro+ introduces features that improve efficiency and streamline functionality. It is built on trusted technology and adds enhancements for efficient laboratory processing. This new tissue processor further enhances processing of tissue for diagnostic and research TEM, immunofluorescence and confocal specimen processing.

The PELCO BioWave® Pro+ meets the current needs of the modern laboratory with up-to-date technology. Clickable text navigation allows for simple and clear screen interaction. Live run-time graphs provide an easily accessible view of the current protocol in real-time. The simplified protocol selection screen allows one-touch access to loaded and custom protocols.

PELCO BioWave® Pro+ Run Screen   User-Friendly Run Screens

Intuitive functions in a simple, consistent format offer all setting controls within one screen.
PELCO BioWave® Pro+ Live Run-Time Graph   Live Run-Time Graph

Quick and convenient view of the current protocol in real-time provides an active view of run progress.
PELCO BioWave® Pro+ Simplified Protocol Selection   Simplified Protocol Selection

Icon-driven interface allows users one-touch access to pre-loaded and customized protocols.

BioWave Pro+ RPM App

Two USB ports and the NEW Report/Protocol Manager (RPM) app
simplify data transfer and custom protocol upload.

The PELCO BioWave® Pro+ fits nicely into a core facility or multi-user environment by providing options to users for data manipulation. Each user is able to create a folder for their protocols and recorded data on the PELCO BioWave® Pro+ directly or may choose to keep their data and protocols on a USB key.

The new PELCO BioWave® Pro+ Report/Protocol Manager app facilitates data transfer and review, as well as custom protocol creation and upload.

EB+GFAP+DAPI - 50μm - P. Nahirney   Two USB Ports

The PELCO BioWave® Pro+ now has two USB ports for convenient data transfer of protocols and recorded run information.
EB+GFAP+DAPI - 50μm - P. Nahirney   PELCO BioWave® Pro+ RPM App

The Report/Protocol Manager (RPM) app is designed to meet diagnostic laboratory regulations on reviewing recorded data for each protocol. Recorded data can be downloaded to the USB key and then transferred into the RPM app on a laboratory computer.

The RPM app also provides an improved design for protocol creation and review. The completed protocol can be saved to the USB key and then imported to the PELCO BioWave® Pro+ directly from the touchscreen.

Built on Trusted Technology

The PELCO BioWave® Pro+ was designed using over 25 years of proven experience in microwave tissue processing. The incredible efficiency of the PELCO BioWave® Pro+ has improved electron microscopy processing to be 95% faster than traditional bench processing. Improvements and enhancements continue to highlight the advantages of the PELCO BioWave® Pro+ for many facets
of laboratory use.

Unmatched Control
The PELCO BioWave® Pro+ offers a unique and unparalleled level of control over microwave processes for reliable and reproducible results. By being designed to properly use microwave energy, the PELCO BioWave® Pro+ provides the tools for control of the environment at the specimen level and the internal chamber.

Variable Wattage and PELCO ColdSpot® Technology
Variable wattage provides an essential avenue of control for the PELCO BioWave® Pro+. As compared to “pulsed power” microwaves, variable wattage allows the user to limit the exposure of any specimen to the minimum energy necessary to process the specimen. The patented ColdSpot® technology alleviates inconsistent wattage delivery in the microwave cavity, guarding the specimens from excessive microwave energy.

Versatility and Reproducibility
The versatility of the PELCO BioWave® Pro+ is demonstrated through the diverse Application Kits available for various laboratory procedures. A diverse and well-thought out set of accessories offers a wide range of applications with just one instrument. Accessories designed specifically for each microwave application provide for easy reproducibility.

Internal Load Cooler & Vacuum
The PELCO BioWave® Pro+ is designed as a complete system. For control of the internal environment, the ColdSpot® technology is coupled with an internal Load Cooler and requires no outside instrumentation.
By providing a built-in vacuum pump, no external connections or equipment are necessary.

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PELCO BioWave® Pro+ Specifications

Dimensions 553mm x 514mm x 546mm (21.75" W x 20.25" D x 21.5" H)
Weight 37kg (83lb)
Microwave Power Range Continuous power from 100 - 750 watts
Microwave Frequency 2.45 Ghz
User Interface 7" Touchscreen
Temperature Probe ±1°C
Magnetic Stirrer Integrated, 0 - 3000rpm speed
Exhaust 110 cfm capacity
Vacuum System 20" Hg, 3 modes


Power 36700: 120V, 15amp, 60Hz dedicated circuit
36700-230: 230V, 10amp, 50Hz dedicated circuit

Ordering Information

Manufactured in USA

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
36700 PELCO BioWave® Pro+ Microwave Processing System, 120VAC each P.O.R.
36700-230 PELCO BioWave® Pro+ Microwave Processing System, 230VAC each P.O.R.
Includes: Temperature Probe and Stand, Stir Bar Kit, Exhaust Connector and Tubing, Hoses with Quick Disconnect Fittings, Safety Instructions and Manual

Available Application Kits

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Electron Microscopy

This kit provides a full range
of accessories designed for
efficient EM processing in
the microwave, enabling
complete process from
fixation to resin.


The versatility of this kit
equips the user for multiple
types of staining protocols.
All accessories are compatible
with immunohistochemistry
and immunofluorescence
stains and reagents.

Paraffin Tissue Processing

All the accessories needed
for complete paraffin
processing are included
in this kit. Vacuum-assisted
infiltration, along with
microwave energy, enhances
any standard protocol.


The unique components of this
kit provide a true advantage to
the decalcification process.
Microwave technology provides notable savings of time and reagent, offsetting decalcification's most significant limitations.

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PELCO BioWave® Pro+ Accessories & Consumables

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Processing Accessories

Accessories for both light
and electron microscopy processing are available
and may be ordered
separately from the
Application Kits.

Staining Accessories

These accessories relate to
the Immunostaining Kit for
the PELCO BioWave® Pro+.
Some items are considered
a consumable and can be
ordered individually.

Vacuum Accessories

Both vacuum chambers and
associated components are
offered as additional
accessories or for
replacement if needed.

Decal Accessories

The components included
in the Decalcification/Formalin
Fixation Application Kit
are available as separate
items, including the PELCO SteadyTemp™ Pro.

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