New digital slide scanner launched by Hamamatsu Photonics

  • Hamamatsu Photonics Europe

Hamamatsu Photonics, a global leader in imaging technology, announces the release of the new NanoZoomer S20MD Slide scanner system (C16300-21MDEU).


This exciting new device was developed to provide clinical pathologists additional flexibility in their laboratory workflow. It completes the existing NanoZoomer line-up of MD models, by offering a medium scale digital pathology routine, ideal for priority scanning during peak production.


The whole slide scanner of its kind on the market can scan approximately a slide/30 seconds in ×20 or ×40 mode, allowing pathologists a leaner and more efficient workflow. Additionally, it gives them the possibility to work alongside their existing Sakura stainar and film coverslipper thanks to a new optional adaptor.


The NanoZoomer S20MD also offers excellent image quality as it is designed with the same pixel pathway as high-end model, NanoZoomer S360MD Slide scanner system. Moreover, the image acquisition software (NZAcquireMD) and the image viewing software (NZViewMD) allow users to easily create, view and perform quality checks on whole slide images. 

NanoZoomer S20MD Slide scanner system C16300-21MDEU

Key Features of the NanoZoomer S20MD Slide scanner system

·        High-Speed Scanning: Approx. 30 Sec (20×/ 40× mode)

·        Rapid Throughput: 20 slides in 15 min

·        Compact

·        Selectable Scanning Modes

·        Quality Check

·        Rapid Throughput

·        Flexible Slide Racks

·        High Quality Images

·        Regulatory Compliant: IVDR(EU), UKCA(UK) and IvDO(CH)


Behind the hardware and software, clinical customers will find trained specialists supporting them through the adoption of new workflows. In fact, trainings and technical support are in place to ensure a smooth transition whether it is integrating a new scanner model into their workflow or transforming from analogue to digital workflow.


Committed to the digital pathology market for over fifteen years, Hamamatsu Photonics is driven to offer the good quality solutions while complying with the latest medical regulations. The Company, known for its market-leading photonics technology, built and integrated its knowhow into the NanoZoomer Slide scanner system providing a stamp of reliability.