Leica Microsystems Launches SCN400 F Combined Fluorescence and Brightfield Slide Scanner

Multi-channel fluorescent scanning for Digital Pathology

Press Release

SCN400 F





July 5, 2011

Wetzlar, Germany. Leica Microsystems announces the release of the Leica SCN400 F combined fluo-rescent and brightfield digital slide scanner. The SCN400 F brings together Leica’s award winning brightfield slide scanning capabilities and multi-channel fluorescence imaging in a single platform, providing versatility to researchers and core laboratories utilizing Digital Pathology.

By employing two separate illumination and scanning methods, the Leica SCN400 F ensures excellent brightfield scans and crisp multi-channel fluorescent images from one device. Scanned slides are readily re¬viewed online through the SlidePath Digital Image Hub web-viewer, incorporating the ability to turn on and off separate channels with the click of a button to examine each marker individually.



Sample fluorescent image, are available at the Virtual Slide Gallery at

Dr. Donal O’Shea, Head of Digital Pathology in Leica Microsystems says, “The Leica SCN400 F is a significant breakthrough for researchers looking for an affordable solution for scanning brightfield and fluorescent slides. With the ever growing adoption of immunofluorescent staining in research to study multi-marker co-expression in oncology and neuroscience, we see the SCN400 F as a valuable tool for core laboratories, bringing increased efficiency and quality to research practices.”



The Leica SCN400 F is the newest scanning solution in the Total Digital Pathology portfolio, demon-strating Leica’s drive and innovation in this market. Leica Microsystems’ broad range of interoperable Digital Pathology components provides customers with the flexibility to choose the solution that is right for their needs.





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