WETZLAR, Germany, Aug. 9, 2012 — Leica Microsystems has released the SCN400 2.2 fluorescence digital pathology scanner featuring batch processing in both bright-field and multichannel fluorescence. With up to five fluorescence channels per slide, it captures multiple markers on a single sample, with clear focus and channel separation, ensuring that researchers maximize results from precious or rare samples. The capacity for multiple filter cubes enables up to seven distinct fluorescence channels to be used across a scanning batch, providing flexibility for the varied samples in research and pharmaceutical laboratories. Monochrome detectors for fluorescence provide good separation of individual fluorophores that may be close in wavelength, while color detectors for bright-field imaging provide good digital slide capture quality. For bright-field imaging, the advanced tissue-finding system automatically identifies areas for capture, while proprietary and patented dynamic focus removes the need for slide pre-mapping, rapidly scanning high-quality whole-slide images. With the addition of the SL801 autoloader with capacity for 384 slides, the SCN400 2.2 becomes a truly automated high-throughput system.