Nikon to distribute Aperio digital pathology products in Europe
25 January 2007
Nikon Instruments Europe has been appointed the
official European distributor of Aperio Technologies' digital microscope
slide scanners and software products. Nikon will distribute the full line of
Aperio’s award winning ScanScope slide scanning systems and Spectrum digital
pathology information management software to the clinical market, including
hospitals and academic medical centres within Europe. Aperio will continue
to serve the biopharma market in Europe directly.
The Aperio ScanScope
Welcoming the new agreement, Peter Drent, Deputy General Manager at Nikon
Instruments Europe said, "Aperio was the first company to appreciate that
slide digitisation was only a part of the digital pathologist needs.
Aperio’s software development shows comprehensive understanding of how to
incorporate slide digitisation into the pathology workflow. By offering
Aperio ScanScope solutions alongside Nikon's microscopes and digital
cameras, we are able to offer a full line of digital pathology solutions."
Dirk Soenksen, CEO, from Aperio Technologies commented, "With its
established presence and market leading dynamic telepathology solutions
created with the Coolscope, Nikon Instruments is an ideal partner to help us
build on and extend our presence in Europe."
Aperio’s digital pathology
systems are based on the company’s patented linear array-based ScanScope
slide scanners, which create seamless, true-colour whole-slide images from
an entire glass slide in a matter of minutes.
Aperio’s slide scanning systems are offered with Spectrum software to
enable secure viewing, analysis and management of digital slides and other
images in multi-user, multi-site environments.
Nikon will also resell
Aperio TMALab software and Aperio’s suite of image analysis algorithms.