Perkin Elmer Vectra Slide Analysis System

Basic Information
Manufacturer: 
Perkin Elmer
Name/Model #: 
Vectra Automated Quantitative Pathology Imaging System
Type: 
Slide scanner
Location Information
Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Sally Ann Drew, BS, MT
Phone number: 
608-265-1093
Advanced Information
Features & Accessories: 

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.

 

VectraTM

Company Link to Description

http://www.perkinelmer.com/Catalog/Category/ID/Vectra

Brightfield (BF) Fluorescence(Fl)

BF, FL

Slide scanning

Automated

 200 slide capacity

Multiplexing analysis

Up to 14 channels

Auto-Fl. removal

Yes

Spectral Library

Yes

Analysis Software

Nuance and InForm

Data Format

Ordinal & Continuous

Suggested Applications:











Biomarker quantification

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Co-localization & quantification

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Per-tissue analysis (epith. vs. stroma)

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Subcellular quantification

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Per-cell data

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Tissue structure (vessel, glomerulus, etc) counting