Aperio debuts digital slide sharing network

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Aperio Technologies has introduced SecondSlide, a service for sharing digital slides from multiple sources, for multiple purposes.

SecondSlide provides pathologists with web-based access to a variety of digital slides, including H &Es, IHCs, frozen sections, pap smears, blood smears and Gram stains. It is compatible with digital slides created by current slide scanners, and supports digital grossing stations and images captured from cameras mounted on microscopes, according to the Ronkonkoma, N.Y.-based company.

“SecondSlide makes digital pathology more affordable for low-to-moderate volume slide sharing applications,” said Dirk Soenksen, Aperio’s CEO. “Customers can pay a monthly fee that includes a custom-configured scanner and usage of the slide sharing network, or they can utilize a SecondSlide scanning center.”

The SecondSlide digital slide sharing service will be commercially available in the first quarter of 2009, Aperio said.