HAMBURG, Germany, March 11, 2015 — The latest versions of Olympus’ VS120 virtual slide scanning system provide whole-slide scanning at high resolution using a new scanning stage and scientific CMOS camera. The system can scan a brightfield slide in under two minutes. It also delivers accurate scanning of phase contrast, darkfield, polarization and multichannel fluorescence images, providing a fully automated and flexible approach to digitizing and sharing images and data across research, clinical and educational applications regardless of illumination technique. Able to scan up to six slides automatically, the VS120-S6 offers high-accuracy scanning and precise stitching for a range of objectives, including 60× and 100× oil immersion or 30× and 60× silicon objectives. For high-throughput applications, the VS120-L100 slide-loader system enables automatic scanning of up to 100 slides. Both systems can be upgraded for multichannel fluorescence acquisition via an extension module. The system incorporates Hamamatsu’s Orca Flash 4.0 sCMOS fluorescence camera, with an enhanced signal-to-noise ratio and a large field of view. These features increase imaging speed up to three times compared to conventional fluorescence cameras, minimizing bleaching effects.