The Aperio slide scanner from Leica is a high throughput scanner of histology slides. It enables researchers to capture all analyses on a given tissue, such as human cancer slices for in depth-analysis.
The scanner will make a significant difference to our current work flow because it is fully automated and can be run overnight. This allows for less down time, increasing the efficiency of our research outcomes. It will also enable researchers to analyse more aspects of a particular cancer, all on one single slice of tissue. This instrument can be used for all cancer tissue. The more we know about the cancer and its supporting cells, the better we can design specific therapies.