GRAPEVINE, Texas, Sept. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
(Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, unveiled the VENTANA iScan
HT slide scanner prototype before a packed audience at the 2011
College of American Pathologists (CAP) annual meeting.
The VENTANA iScan HT slide scanner holds up to 360 slides and
offers unprecedented performance. The new brightfield scanner
incorporates cutting-edge focus, optical and slide-handling
technologies and will bring to market the highest-throughput
digital pathology scanner. The scanner’s rich feature set
will help usher in a new era of operational efficiencies for
anatomic pathology laboratories. Some of these include:
- A dynamic focusing method that results in very fast scan speeds
producing high quality images.
- A best-in-class slide transport system provides improved
reliability and safe handling of slides.
- Random access support by decoupling slide loading and slide
scanning as well as an immediate STAT override feature.
- Worklist management improves laboratory workflow
Steve Burnell, PhD, Lifecycle Leader for Advanced Workflow
commented, “The VENTANA iScan HT slide scanner takes the speed of
scanning and the image viewing experience to exceptional levels.
Our customers have inspired us to create a digital pathology
product that surpasses the industry standard. The VENTANA
iScan HT slide scanner leverages Ventana’s expertise in
industry-leading staining platforms, assays, and workflow
solutions, to deliver unprecedented performance in digital
Ventana provides a complete suite of digital pathology solutions
including the iScan Coreo Au slide scanner, the VENTANA iScan HT
slide scanner, and the Virtuoso workflow management software. The
iScan Coreo Au slide scanner is the ideal choice for low to
mid-volume pathology laboratori