The Olympus VS110 has won two awards for its throughput abilities in image analysis and documentation of tissue sections, cell cultures and tissue microarrays.
The awards were presented at the European Scanner Contest, which took place on 25-29 May in Berlin.
The Olympus VS110-S5 won three quality awards, scanning mixed slides at 20x and 40x (0.16 um), highlighting its ability to accurately image three predetermined, diagnostically relevant regions of interest (ROI) in 10 different slides.
10 slides were presented for analysis by several independent institutions, each of a different origin and staining.
Each participating instrument was used to scan the entire area of all of the 10 slides, with the resultant virtual images searched to identify three predetermined, diagnostically relevant ROIs.
These were then subjectively ranked in order of image quality by pathologists.
By combining microscopy with imaging, the VS110 scanner range offers pathologists the potential to create a virtual slide, which is an exact copy of the real specimen, for remote and online discussion.
Through the generation of high-resolution images of whole specimens, samples can be viewed and analysed from the overview image or at maximum magnification and resolution by simply zooming in.
The three models have been tailored to match different applications and workloads.
The VS110-S1 entry-level system allows standard slides to be loaded manually, making it ideal for educational purposes.
The VS110-S5 is designed for medium workloads in routine pathology, education and research.
It can hold up to five standard slides on the stage simultaneously, for semi-automated batch scanning.
The VS110-L100 is engineered for high-workload pathology and research environments, with the ability to hold up to 100 slides.
An integrated barcode scanner reads all 1D and 2D formats, enabling the automation of slide data entry.