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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.

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