Leica slide scanners win European scanner contest
12 August 2010
Leica Microsystems' slide scanners Leica SCN400 and Autoloader
Leica SL801 have come first in two categories of the first European
Scanner Contest (ESC) organised by the German Society of Pathology and
the Association of German Pathologists.
The prizes were awarded in the “Scan Speed and Best-Focused Images”
categories, each at 20x and 40x magnification.
“By winning first prize, Leica Microsystems has again asserted
its market position. We will continue to play a key role in shaping
the future of virtual microscopy and digital pathology,” said Dr
Bodo Falke, Sales Manager Central Europe for Leica Microsystems, at
the award presentation in Vilnius, which hosted the 10th European
Congress on Telepathology and the 4th International Conference on
Virtual Microscopy in July.
The European Scanner Contest was held within the framework of
Pathology Week, a joint event of the German Society of Pathology and
the Association of German Pathologists. With this competition, the
organizers have created the first opportunity to compare the speed
and imaging quality of different scanners using identical samples.
The contest is also intended to promote the development of virtual