Microscopes for Pathology
Nexcope is a new microscope manufacturer that has its eyes set on disrupting the professional microscope markets. They have recently introduced a number of instruments that will offer significant savings for Pathology providers with no optical or ergonomic compromises. The NE900 series compound microscope is an affordable and versatile high grade clinical microscope, and the new Nexcope Digital Pathology Slide Scanner offers full featured, multi-slide scanning for the best price ever.
Nexcope NE910 with Ergo Tilting Head
The Nexcope NE900 series has been a welcomed addition to the clinical microscope market. Designed to meet or exceed the performance of brand name microscopes, but at a fraction of the price.
Supported contrast techniques:
- bright field,
- dark field (oil and dry),
- simple polarised,
- phase contrast,
- DIC, and
- multi-band Hg fluorescence.
- ergonomic tilting head,
- 1″ stage lowering block,
- interchangeable fine focus knob,
- low position focus control, and
- height adjustable low position left or right handed stage controllers.
- motorised turret,
- push button objective and illumination selection,
- push button objective advance and back control,
- motorised swing-top condenser, and
- motion detection, 30 minute auto sleep.
|Objectives||Plan Achromat, phase contrast plan achromat, fluorescence plan apochromat|
|Eyepieces||10×/25, 10×/22, 12.5×/17.5, 15×/16, 20×/12, de-stressed 10× for pol., phase contrast telescope|
|Viewing heads||Binocular 30°, trinocular 30°, ergo tilting trinocular 0 – 35°|
|C-mounts||Photo adapter, 1x c-mount, 0.5x c-mount|
|Condensers||Swing-top NA 0.9/0.25, rotary phase contrast, dark field (dry), dark field (oil), long distance condenser, DIC condenser, auto swing condenser|
|Contrast devices||DIC, Phase contrast condenser, dark field condensers, polariser and analyser kits, Hg Vapour fluorescence illumination and filters, compensators|
|Illumination||3W LED, 12v 100W Halogen|
|Stage||Double layer mechanical stage 190 × 152 × 32mm, Double layer mechanical stage 190 × 152 × 54mm|
|Stage movement control||Left or right handed|
|Stage clip||One or two slide holder|
|Stage insert||Sapphire or Gorilla Glass|
Nexcope Digital Pathology Slide Scanner
The new Nexcope Digital Pathology Slide Scanner is the best value small format slide scanner. It handles up to 5 slides at a time, scanning and focusing on each in 40 seconds, at either 20x or 40x (NA0.75) magnification.
It has advanced features like z-stacking and barcode handling built-in as standard. It can even process multi-specimen slides by scanning them independently and stitching the images.
The Nexcope Digital Pathology Slide Scanner is an extremely good value instrument. It meets or exceeds the RCPA Guidelines for Digital Microscopy[#RCPA1].
|Objectives||Plan Apochromat 20× & 40×|
|Numerical Aperture||NA 0.75|
|Slide capacity||5 slides, multiple samples per slide|
|Focus and Scan time||40 seconds per sample|
|Sample scan area||15mm × 15mm|
|Illumination||Custom LED light source|
|Motion control||Maglev linear motor X & Y resolution 100nm, Z resolution 50nm|
|Image format||JPEG, JPEG2000, BMP & TIFF|
[#RCPA1]: RCPA 2015. Guidelines For Digital Microscopy In Anatomical Pathology And Cytology. [online] Available at: https://www.rcpa.edu.au/Library/Practising-Pathology/NCRPQF/Docs/Guidelines-for-Digital-Microscopy-in-Anatomical-Pa [Accessed 18 March 2020].