Aperio introduces fluorescence scanner

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Aperio Technologies unveiled its new digital slide scanner dedicated to fluorescence whole-slide scanning, the ScanScope FL, this week at the 100th annual meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) in Denver.

ScanScope FL, a five-slide fluorescence scanning system, was designed to meet the growing demand for fluorescence whole-slide scanning and quantitative analysis of tissues and TMAs with multiplexed biomarkers, according to Aperio.

The Vista, Calif.-based company said its ScanScope FL acquires high-resolution multi-color digital images that can be archived permanently, eliminating concerns about fading of the fluorochromes on the glass slides over time. Image acquisition is optimized by using a monochrome camera and advanced illumination, autoexposure and autofocus techniques.

In addition, the ScanScope FL shares with Aperio's brightfield systems the ImageScope visualization software, and Spectrum Plus image and data management platform. It also conforms with Aperio's image analysis architecture and Genie histology pattern recognition software, the company said.