BLiSS-200 Slide Scanner

A Low-Cost, High-Quality Brightfield Slide Scanner

The new BLiSSTM-200 is a fast, affordable, easy-to-use whole slide scanner. It quickly transforms your glass slides into virtual slides that you can:

Mouse brain section scanned with the BLiSS-200 using a 20x objective lens and viewed with Biolucida

 

Whole Slide Scanning

Acquiring high-resolution digital images of histology slides is easier than ever with the ongoing advancements in microscope image acquisition hardware and software. Resource consumption from digital/virtual slides is minimal and the benefits are numerous. Whole slide scanning provides numerous benefits to scientists such as the ability to:

  • Create digital archives of tissue specimens that never degrade and don't require special physical storage
  • Preserve fluorescence indefinitely
  • Minimize photodamage from repeated microscopic imaging
  • Store, transfer, and share whole slide image data that you can access from any computer system
  • Analyze large 2D and 3D image data files on a dedicated workstation separate from the microscope
  • Perform essential data analyses such as stereology for counting cells and quantifying volumes
  • Develop image content for scientific publications and presentations

The Details

  • Brightfield slide scanner that supports 1"x 3" (25.4mm x 76.2mm) and 2"x 3" (50.8mm x 76.2mm) slides (higher throughput scanner options are available)
  • Available with a 10x, 20x, or 40x objective lens
  • Approximate scan times for 15mm x 15mm slides
    • 2 minutes 30 seconds per slide at 20x
    • 10 minutes per slide at 40x
  • Built-in autofocus
  • Automatic tissue detection and focus setup
  • Integrates with Biolucida, Neurolucida, Stereo Investigator, BrainMaker and NeuroInfo

Professional Technical Support

When you call us you will speak with a person - not an automated system. Talk to us about your hardware, software, or experimental design questions. Our team includes Ph.D. neuroscientists and experts in microscopy, stereology, neuron tracing, and image processing; ready to help you over the phone or online.

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