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					 Press Release
 September 4, 2009

 Fast, Efficient and Reliable –

 Slide Scanner Leica SCN400 for Optimal Histological Examinations

 Wetzlar, Germany. With its unprecedented scanning speed and top-quality on-screen imaging, the new
 Leica SCN400 Slide Scanner offers an alternative to the microscope for the examination of histological
 samples in pathology, research, and teaching. The Leica custom tailored lens for a digital sensor,
 specially designed for high-res scans, ensures that the resolution and color fidelity of the image on the
 screen are just as good as that of the microscope image. Thanks to the Dynamic Focus principle which
 keeps the sample in focus for the full duration of the scan, even difficult samples can be effortlessly
 digitized with the Leica SCN400.

                                                For Everyday Diagnosis: Speed and Efficiency
                                                The Leica SCN400 is able to load and scan up to four
                                                specimens at a time. With a scanning rate of 100 secs
                                                per 15 x 15 mm at 20x magnification, sample throughput
                                                is substantially increased. The matching Autoloader
                                                Leica SL801 is capable of scanning up to 384 samples
                                                at the same time, overnight if required, offering
                                                completely new options for automated operation. The
                                                user can keep loading new samples or remove finished
                                                scans without interrupting the process. Once a sample
                                                has been digitized, it can be easily retrieved, processed
                                                and made available to a defined group of users in a
                                                database. Thanks to digitization, there are no more
Slide Scanner Leica SCN400.                      problems with bleaching specimens.
For a high-resolution image please contact:

 Dr. Kirstin Henze                                 Leica Microsystems GmbH
 Tel.: +49(0)6441/29-2550                          Ernst-Leitz-Straße 17-37
 Fax: +49(0)6441/29-2527                           D – 35578 Wetzlar
 kirstin.henze@leica-microsystems.com              www.leica-microsystems.com                          1/2
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Quality Control, Documentation and Storage
The Leica SCN400 provides a quick and inexpensive way of sending digitized samples to associates
and colleagues all over the world for mutual discussion, enabling users to obtain second opinions and
meet the growing quality requirements in medical diagnosis. Besides saving time and money sending
the valuable samples, the risk of broken slides is also eliminated.

New Avenues for Interactive Teaching
The Leica SCN400 opens up new avenues for interactive teaching. Students are able to watch a
sample being examined in real time on the monitor. Interesting, rare or classic case studies can be
easily and safely stored together with annotations for teaching purposes and retrieved by students via
the Internet as needed.

Note: For Research use only in the U.S.A. and the People’s Republic of China.


Leica Microsystems is a leading global designer and producer of innovative, high-tech, precision optical
systems for the analysis of microstructures. It is one of the market leaders in each of its business areas:
Microscopy, Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy with corresponding Imaging Systems, Specimen
Preparation, and Medical Equipment. The company manufactures a broad range of products for
numerous applications requiring microscopic imaging, measurement, and analysis. It also offers system
solutions for life science including biotechnology and medicine, research and development of raw
materials, and industrial quality assurance. The company is represented in over 100 countries with 11
manufacturing facilities in 8 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries and an
international network of dealers. The international management is headquartered in Wetzlar, Germany.


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