PerkinElmer is releasing a new automated quantitative pathology system, the Vectra Polaris. It was developed to help study how cancer immunotherapies are affecting their targets and nearby tissues. The machine is able to detect multiple immunohistochemical stains simultaneously thanks to multispectral imaging using seven colors, allowing for more complicated studies that identify interesting correlations. The slides are scanned completely for a wide field of view and the company claims it has improved workflow to help speed up the lab.
Features according to the product page:
- Fully automated, high throughput multispectral imaging system
- Fast and efficient true brightfield and fluorescent whole slide scanning with speeds comparable to standalone systems
- On-the-fly, continuous slide loading allows unlimited throughput
- Flexible data analysis, compatible with many image analysis software platforms
- Supports PerkinElmer’s Phenoptics™ workflow solution for Cancer Immunology Research
Product page: Vectra Polaris…