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New 'Virtual Microscope' System from Hamamatsu Offers Faster Acquisition of High-Resolution Slide Scans
Date:10/7/2009

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Hamamatsu Corporation has announced the release of its next-generation slide scanners, the NanoZoomer 2.0 series. Operating at nearly twice the speed of the original series, the NanoZoomer 2.0 converts a 20 mm x 20 mm area on a glass slide into a 1.9-gigapixel color image in as little as 1 minute 40 seconds. The resulting "virtual slides" can be conveniently viewed on a computer monitor, shared across computer networks, used for software-aided image analysis in a variety of research applications, and preserved in digital archives. Because the captured image contains nearly two billion pixels, users can magnify specific areas of the image to inspect fine details. The NanoZoomer 2.0 also enables users capture and view multiple focal planes in thick samples (Z-stack scanning).

The NanoZoomer 2.0 is available in two types. The flagship model, NanoZoomer 2.0-HT, is a fully automated high-throughput scanner that scans up to 210 slides continuously. It is ideal for overnight scanning of large batches of samples. A more compact model, the NanoZoomer 2.0-RS, provides the same high speed and high resolution as the HT model for a smaller number of slides. The RS model handles up to 6 standard slides (76 mm x 26 mm) or 2 double-sized slides (76 mm x 52 mm). Both the HT and RS models can be fitted with an optional fluorescence imaging unit.

The NanoZoomer 2.0 series will be introduced to the public at the CAP '09 meeting in Washington, D.C. from October 11 to 13, 2009. It will be on display at Olympus America's exhibit (booth 417). Olympus America is a distributor of Hamamatsu's NanoZoomer 2.0 series in North America. Information on purchasing and upgrade options can be obtained from Olympus America by calling 1-800-446-5967. Answers to frequently asked questions are available on their website: http://www.olympusamerica.com/seg_section/seg_askolympus.asp

Full technical specifications of the NanoZoomer 2.0 series can also be downloaded from Hamamatsu's website: http://www.nanozoomer.com

About Hamamatsu Corporation

Hamamatsu Corporation is the North American subsidiary of Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Japan), a leading manufacturer of devices for the generation and measurement of infrared, visible, and ultraviolet light. These devices include photodiodes, photomultiplier tubes, scientific light sources, infrared detectors, photoconductive cells, and image sensors. The parent company is dedicated to the advancement of photonics through extensive research. This corporate philosophy results in state-of-the-art products which are used throughout the world in scientific, industrial, and commercial applications.

Information furnished by Hamamatsu Corporation is believed to be reliable. However, no responsibility is assumed for possible inaccuracies or omissions. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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