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How to Clean Microscopic Slide
February 7, 2024

How to Clean Microscopic Slide

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How to Clean Microscopic Slide

Microscopic slides, used in different slide dryers, are usually flat-surfaced rectangular-shaped pieces constructed using glass or other transparent substances. The slide is ideally designed to view matter and samples under a microscope. The slide plays a vital role in the field of microscopy, enabling the researchers to inspect samples such as cells, tissue, and other microscopic organisms.

 However, cleaning the microscopic slides is crucial for several reasons in work, either related to drying or other tiny tasks:

  1. During the process of handling and penetration of different samples, the slide can encounter numerous matters. Hence, cleaning is required to avoid unwanted contamination.
  2. Matters such as dust and different types of remnants may reduce the clarity of the process performed on the sample. Thus, the cleaning ensures and enhances the visualization of the tasks carried out by the user.
  3. Regularly cleaning microscopic slides is necessary to increase the consistency and throughput of activities, reducing the inconsistent output yield and producing accurate conclusions.
  4. In some situations, users may use vulnerable samples, which require delicate handling, so to avoid contamination and distortion of the structure of the actual sample, it is necessary to clean the microscopic slide with a proper instrument that ensures the sample’s integrity.

For the above reasons, one should use proper cleaning solutions and instruments. Here at IMRALI INVENTIONSwe have designed two instrumentsiwash and iwash Super+, for cleaning microscopic plates.

Both devices mentioned above are designed to clean microscope slides. The instruments can recycle the single-use and disposable slides, which promotes carbon neutrality and is a cost-effective method for experiments. The procedure for microscopic plates is mentioned Below: 

The iwash consists of below-mentioned units: 

  1. Washing Unit:

 The Washing Unit consists of two containers: a cleaning agent container and a waste container. Apart from these two containers, other components include a slide loader, lid, and hydrophobic filter.

  1. Drying Unit: 

The drying unit is attached to the washing unit during the experiment. It contains a pressure sensor, a silicone slide drying bed, and a plug connected to the washing unit during the process.

The Process to Clean Microscopic Slide: 

  • The first step in cleaning the slide is to ensure all the components are checked against the packing list and should only be connected using the given manual.
  • With the assistance of the given manual, the washer is connected to the drying unit.
  • After connecting both devices, the washing agent should be inserted in the cleaning agent container with the assistance of a pipette. Moreover, cleaning agent fluid should be mixed according to the manual’s given ratio, ensuring consistency. Simultaneously, the waste container is filled with silicone deformer solution.
  • After the liquid is filled and both containers are connected to the system, the used or new microscopic slide is inserted into the slide loader. Furthermore, you must ensure that the lid of the device is perfectly closed, validating that the microscopic slide is flushed with the chamber of iwash.
  • Push either the manual or automatic knob/button to start the process. Slides are then effectively cleaned with a cleaning agent inserted into the device by a container. At the same time, the waste fluid is collected in another container.
  • Staining dye is inserted into the slide chamber to ensure an absolute cleaning of the microscopic slide. After completion of the washing cycle, the lid is opened, and the slide dryer is removed from the device. It is recommended that the microscope slide should be left overnight at room temperature. 
  • Visual inspection ensures the slide is dry and free of any remaining wash liquid. Hence, this procedure will verify that the system is configured correctly and ready for other required usage.

Maintenance of Microscopic Slide: 

To ensure the longevity of the slide, it is vital to follow the points below.

  • It would be best to regularly clean the slide with the two instruments mentioned above to increase its longevity.
  • After cleaning, please ensure that proper ventilation is provided to the slide. Good airflow will provide more effective ventilation and prevent the slide to avoid unnecessary moisture.
  • Regular visual inspections should be conducted for slide dryers and for the slides to ensure and avoid unnecessary contamination.
  • Finally, refer to the user manual to avoid inconsistencies in the processes.


Microscopic slides must be cleaned regularly to prevent contamination, preserve sample clarity, and assure consistency. IMRALI INVENTIONS provides the solution by introducing two slide cleaners, iwash and iwash Super +, which follow the path of carbon neutrality and are effective solutions. It is recommended that the slide be cleaned appropriately according to the manual, enabling the user to achieve considerable and significant results. Or else the contaminated slide will interfere with the results, and hence, the observer will not be able to see the specimen appropriately. 

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