Perkin Elmer Vectra Slide Analysis System

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Perkin Elmer
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Vectra Automated Quantitative Pathology Imaging System
Slide scanner
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Contact Name: 
Sally Ann Drew, BS, MT
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User's Manual

Vectra® automated quantitative pathology imaging system accurately measures protein expressions and morphometric characteristics on whole slides or in distinct tissue regions of interest. Imaged tissue sections can be labeled with immunofluorescent (IF) or immunohistochemical (IHC) stains, or with conventional stains such as H&E and trichrome. When using IF or IHC stains, one or multiple proteins can be measured on a per tissue, per cell, or per cell compartment (e.g. nuclear, cytoplasmic) basis - even when signals are spectrally similar, in the same cell compartment or obscured by autofluorescence.

Powered by inForm® software, Vectra automates quantitative data acquisition and then streamlines data extraction on up to 200 slides in a single batch run. inForm combines powerful tissue segmentation algorithms with an intuitive learn-by-example interface that users can train to identify specific tissue segments. Once trained, the program locates the specified regions automatically in all images. Automated acquisition in a batch run involves 4x whole slide scans followed by 20x high-magnification imaging for regions of interest only. This approach greatly reduces acquisition and analysis time and makes the most efficient use of hard disk space.



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Brightfield (BF) Fluorescence(Fl)


Slide scanning


 200 slide capacity

Multiplexing analysis

Up to 14 channels

Auto-Fl. removal


Spectral Library


Analysis Software

Nuance and InForm

Data Format

Ordinal & Continuous

Suggested Applications:

Biomarker quantification

Co-localization & quantification

Per-tissue analysis (epith. vs. stroma)


Subcellular quantification


Per-cell data


Tissue structure (vessel, glomerulus, etc) counting