Education & Training

Whole slide imaging enhances the learning experience of trainees. It also provides significant cost savings over traditional methods. Digital slides can be accessed by large numbers of students or trainees over a computer network, therefore avoiding the necessity and expense to physically meet.


  • Various types of slides need to be converted to digital slides
  • Privacy concerns using the Internet to share slide data
  • Viewing whole slide images over the Internet is slow and more difficult compared to using a standard microscope

Our solutions

  • NanoZoomer Scanners can scan all varieties of slides in brightfield and fluorescence mode utilizing z-stack scanning for thick and rough samples
  • The standard slide distribution and sharing software NDP.serve supports HTTPS for secure communication between the server and clients
  • Features such as annotations, morphometric measurements and multi-window viewing are supported
  • The education and training workflow from Hamamatsu, avoids the need to handle and support multiple microscopes and glass slide boxes.


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