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Olympus dotSlide - digital virtual microscopy

Olympus dotSlide is an imaging system for 'virtual microscopy' the later being the digital equivalent to conventional light microscopy. Instead of viewing a specimen through the eyepiece of the microscope, with the dotSlide a virtual overview image of the entire slide is displayed in perfect quality on the monitor after the system has scanned the specimen at the required resolution. Integrated focus routines make sure the image is always in sharp focus. The single images initially acquired during the scanning process are automatically stitched together to form a large seamless overview image (the 'virtual slide'). This image from the dotSlide can be saved in a web-based database.

Key features of the Olympus dotSlide:
  • Archiving rare and valuable biological sections
  • Sharing specimen via the web for discussion or presentation
  • Building online databases for students education
  • Setting up application-oriented reference databases

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