NanoZoomer S20MD Slide scanner system


The NanoZoomer S20MD for EU is the IVDR, UKCA and IvDO compliant model ideal for use in hospitals and clinical laboratories.


The system allows to make whole slide imaging for in vitro diagnostic use. 


This compact scanner fits on a lab bench and is a scalable solution.


High-speed Scanning

Delivers a fast scanning speed.

Rapid Throughput

New slide handling mechanics allows for rapid handling of slides.

Flexible Slide Rack

Load directly from Sakura 4768 20-slide basket* and coverslipper for a lean scanner workflow process. 

*Sakura 4768 20-slide basket is an option.

Compact and Scalable

Our compact scanner fits on a lab bench and is a scalable solution, as you can add more scanners as digitization needs increase.

Combine the NanoZoomer MD product portfolio to meet awide range of scanning needs, from mega slides to high capacity scanning.

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Special sites

The Whole Slide Imaging special site is the feature section for whole slide imaging fit to research and pathology.

Whole Slide Imaging


Product name NanoZoomer S20MD Slide scanner system
Product number C16300-21MDEU
Scanning speed* : (20× / 40× mode)  Approx. 30 s
Objective lens 20× NA 0.75
User can select 20× or 40× mode at start of scanning.
Compatible glass slides 25.0 mm to 26.0 mm × 75.0 mm to 76.0 mm (Thickness 0.9 mm to 1.2 mm)
Slide loader (Standard-sized slide) Up to 20 slides 
Scanning resolution: 20× mode Approx. 0.46 μm/pixel
Scanning resolution: 40× mode Approx. 0.23 μm/pixel
Focusing method Pre-focus map
Z-stack feature Included
Image compression JPEG compression
Readable barcodes: 1D Barcodes Code 39, Code 128, Interleaved 2 of 5, Codabar, EAN-8 and UPC-E
Readable barcodes: 2D Barcodes

DataMatrix (ECC200)

QR code (QR Code Model-1, QR Code Model-2)

Power supply AC 100 V to AC 240 V
Power consumption (Scanner only) Approx. 150 VA

*When it scans an area of 15 mm × 15 mm square with 5 focus points.


Important Notice

In the USA, C13220-01MD NanoZoomer S360MD Slide scanner system can be used for primary diagnosis in the following validated FDA-cleared displays:

・JVC JD-C240BN01A      *The display is FDA cleared for use with the NanoZoomer S360MD.

・BARCO MDPC-8127      *The display itself is FDA cleared.


In Europe, following products are regulatory compliant for IVDR (EU), UKCA (UK) and IvDO (CH) for in vitro diagnostic use:

C13220-21MDEU NanoZoomer S360MD Slide scanner system, C16600-21MDEU NanoZoomer S60v2MD Slide scanner system and C16300-21MDEU NanoZoomer S20MD Slide scanner system.


In China, following products are registered for in vitro diagnostic use:

C13220-01 NanoZoomer S360, C13239-01 NanoZoomer S210, C13210-01  NanoZoomer S60 and C13140-01 NanoZoomer-SQ.


In Canada, C13220-31 NanoZoomer S360 has Medical Device License.


In Taiwan, C13220-01 NanoZoomer S360 is registered as medical device.


In Korea, C13220-61MDK NanoZoomer S360MD Slide scanner system is registered as in vitro diagnostic medical device.


In  Japan, C13220-11MDJ NanoZoomer S360MD Slide scanner system and C16300-11MDJ NanoZoomer S20MD Slide scanner system are approved as medical devices.


For other countries, NanoZoomer series are for research use only and not permitted to use for clinical diagnostic purpose.

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