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Aperio introduces ScanScope AT digital slide scanner

Aperio, a provider of digital pathology solutions in hospitals, reference labs and, pharmaceutical and research institutions, has introduced ScanScope AT digital slide scanner.

With just a 16-inch by 24-inch footprint, the ScanScope AT features a 400-slide capacity with sustained throughput of 30 slides per hour.

Aperio said, using patented line scanning and inline compression technology, the AT can scan a 20x slide in a time of 95 seconds, producing a fully prepared image ready for immediate viewing.

The ScanScope AT comes equipped with generation autoloader, which reduces travel distance for the slide, improving overall scan time.

The system interoperates with Sakura slide racks, allowing slides to be transferred into Aperio slide racks 20 at a time, further saving time and improving throughput.

Digital slides are stored in standard SVS (TIFF) format, consistent with all other Aperio ScanScope scanners and the company’s Spectrum image management (PACS) software and high-performance remote viewing technology.

Aperio chief engineer Greg Crandall said they have created a horizontal slide loader that holds almost four times as many slides as their previous model while fully supporting the slide throughout a very short travel distance, thus maximizing the safety of even imperfectly prepared slides.