Aperio VERSA Brightfield, Fluorescence & FISH Digital Pathology Scanner
Delivering Excellence in IHC, ISH and Fluorescent Tissue-Based Research
The Aperio VERSA is a comprehensive digital pathology scanner, designed and developed to support the diverse imaging needs of cutting edge research facilities. The combination scanner is optimized for precision scanning of brightfield and fluorescent samples, with the accuracy and resolution required for FISH.
From tissue-based and proteomic markers, to subcellular, molecular and in-situ hybridization probes, the Aperio VERSA delivers high-resolution, reliable imaging. Users can create a permanent record of their research – even faint fluorescent samples, which are often subject to fading.
Consistent, Sharp Image Quality
Building on over 150 years of Leica optical excellence, the Aperio VERSA delivers optimal image quality for all your molecular and proteomic biomarker slides. Based on the Leica DM600 B microscope, the Aperio VERSA combines an unsurpassed optical path with precision stage registration, ensuring accurate, high resolution images for the most sophisticated multiplexing studies. Automatic switching between dedicated brightfield and fluorescent cameras ensures consistent, crisp images.
With an intuitive interface and rapid one-click scanning capabilities, the Aperio VERSA beautifully combines simplicity of use with sophisticated imaging technologies, ensuring maximal system usage and adoption. High levels of automation and quick set-up of scanning protocols facilitates unattended scanning for batches containing a mixture of up to 200 brightfield, fluorescence or FISH slides. Images are fully compatible with the Aperio software portfolio, enabling remote review of slides via eSlide Manager or sophisticated image analysis.
Aperio VERSA delivers excellence in both brightfield and fluorescent imaging, with the resolution and point-to-point co-localization required for FISH. Simple set up of protocols enable users to tailor exposure settings specific to each flurophore, while the 7 filter positions and large filter selection delivers optimal wavelengths, to maximize signal to noise ratios. System scalability means that the fluorescent scanning or the 200-slide autoloader can be added on at any time.
High Resolution & Oil Scanning
The wide range of objective lenses from 1.25x to 63x, with motorized nose piece for automatic changing, enables users to readily scan slides at their ideal resolution. Scan slides anywhere from 0.9mm to 1.2mm thick1, with scan times of 206 secs2 for 15x15mm at 20x. The automated oiler and oil-immersion lenses for 40x and 63x facilitates capture of the high resolution scans in batch and unattended modes.
Comprehensive Image Analysis Options
Once scanned, the Aperio VERSA images are seamlessly integrated into a comprehensive range of image analysis solutions. Whether looking for local, workstation-based, single user analysis, or enterprise-level, multi-user quantification, Leica Biosystems have the ideal solution to match your needs. With a broad portfolio for the detection and quantification of cellular, subcellular and molecular markers in both brightfield and fluorescence, algorithms are easily tuned, so they can be tailored to your unique research requirements.
1Aperio VERSA has not been validated for use with bevelled slides.
2Stated Brightfield Scanning speeds based on Aperio VERSA configured with optional PL FL 20x lens. Scanning speeds will vary by sample type and number of focus points needed to produce acceptable image quality, as determined by the user.
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