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Roche launches digital pathology slide scanner

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March 28, 2018Roche launched the Ventana DP 200 high-speed slide scanner for digital pathology. The scanner features a tray-based design that enables no-touch slide processing for reduced workflow and a scan speed of less than 49 seconds for a 15-by-15 millimeter scan area. It is Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standard compatible and integrates with image management servers, including Ventana Virtuoso software.

“The Ventana DP 200 slide scanner provides the pathology lab with image quality and ease of use that sets a new standard for digital pathology,” Ann Costello, head of Roche Tissue Diagnostics, said in a statement. “As more and more labs seek to adopt this important technology, we are proud to create the efficiencies that empower faster and better diagnosis and treatment of cancer. This launch is a major milestone in our ongoing commitment to the advancement of patient care through digital pathology and provides a foundation for a future menu of Roche image analysis algorithms.”

The scanner is CE marked by the European Commission for in vitro diagnostic use and is available in the U.S. for research use only.

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