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Aperio CS2 — High quality digital slides from your desktop

Create high-quality digital slides with the ultra-compact Aperio CS2 image capture device from your desktop. With a five-slide capacity and 20X and 40x magnification capabilities, the Aperio CS2 is a highly reliable workhorse for medium-volume sites.

The intuitive interface and easy-to-use design consistently provides rapid creation of high resolution digital slides, with >98% first time scan success rate.

The Aperio CS2 runs on the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system.

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Key Features

  • Easily load and scan up to five 1x3 slides
  • Slides are on the Aperio digital slide tray in 90 seconds*
  • External sharing and collaboration (institution to institution)
  • Internal sharing (Hub & Spoke Network) and collaboration
  • Scan Success Rate: > 98% 1st time
  • Adjustable tissue finder, if needed

*Based on Aperio CS2 scanning a 15x15mm area at 20x magnification

Quality above all else

The intuitive user interface provides rapid and seamless creation of whole slide, digital slides yielding high scan quality and resolution with >98% first time scan success rate.

Short-time to view

The Aperio CS2 scans and moves images in record time for remote Pathologist review. With a fast 1GB/second network interface, digital slides are ready for review in your eSlide tray in 90 seconds.

Share anytime, anywhere

Aperio CS2 is the ideal tool for preparing slides and data to be shared with other team members for collaboration. Remote assessment of digital slides can improve study turnaround time and ease of access for team members.

Tissue Finder

The Aperio CS2 tissue finder is very robust but flexible when needed. The area of interest can be adjusted by the user to optimize tissue finding on difficult samples (such as fatty tissue) or to not detect ink or stain residue.

"We no longer need to manually image experiments: the time savings of automated imaging are huge! In addition, the consistent quality of scans, the white balance and the focus are impressive and make it easier to present data to colleagues who are not familiar with histology."

Source: TechValidate. TVID: 1DA-AC0-A5E

PI/Principal, Large Enterprise Pharmaceuticals Company

Key Specifications


Capacity 5 slides (1 x 3"), 2 slides (2 x 3")
Dimensions Approximately 12.5 inches (W) x 19 inches (H) x 20.5 inches (D) (318 x 465 x 502 mm)
Objective Lenses Olympus UPLXAPO, 20x, 0.80NA, 0.6mm WD, 9mm focal, 26.5FN (40x scanning with 2x optical magnification changer)
Input Format 1-inch x 3-inch (25 mm x 75 mm) microscope slides
2-inch x 3-inch (5.08 cm x 7.62 cm ) (optional)
Weight Approx. 55 lbs (25 kg)

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Capacity 2x3 or 5 8 or 200
Illumination Brightfield Brightfield, 7-channel fluorescence & FISH
Z stacking Yes Yes
Live View No No
Magnification 20x, 40x 1.25x, 5x, 10x, 20x, 40x, 63x (oil or dry)
Scan Method TDI line scan Tile

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