WETZLAR, Germany, Nov. 10, 2011 — The largest capture area of any line scanner in digital pathology is now possible with the Leica SCN400 and SCN400 F from Leica Microsystems GmbH. The latest release in the company’s Total Digital Pathology portfolio enables digitization of very large specimens. This development provides a new level of flexibility in digital pathology, enabling the scanning of a wide range of samples on a single system. The scanners can capture traditional 26 × 76-mm, double 52 × 76-mm and now jumbo 113 × 76-mm slides in either bright field or fluorescence. Existing users of the SCN400 digital slide scanner range can implement large slide scanning without any hardware changes or physical updates to their scanners. The introduction of extra-large slide scanning is an advancement for neuroscience, toxicological pathology and for anyone dealing with large tissue sections. The cost and time savings benefit of sharing large tissue sections digitally rather than physically is valuable to users. The Total Digital Pathology portfolio scanning range enables capture of the widest range of sample types, whether bright field, fluorescence or fluorescence in situ hybridization.