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Agilent, Hamamatsu Ink Digital Pathology Deal

NEW YORK – Agilent Technologies and Hamamatsu announced on Monday a deal to make Hamamatsu's whole-slide scanners available for use in combination with Agilent's digital pathology workflow systems.

Japan-based Hamamatsu's NanoZoomer Slide scanner system can be used to create high-resolution digital images of glass surgical pathology slides that are compatible with Agilent's pathology workflows. The firm said the deal includes incorporation of its NanoZoomer S360MD Slide scanner system with fully automated and semi-automated high-throughput scanning of up to 82 slides per hour.

Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Lou Welebob, VP and general manager of Agilent's pathology division, said in a statement that the distribution agreement "strengthens Agilent's open and agnostic end-to-end digital pathology offering and demonstrates our commitment to providing superior digital pathology solutions for our customers."

Laura Pagano, VP of sales for Hamamatsu, added the NanoZoomer Slide systems will enable faster turnaround times, more efficient workflows, and more collaboration.

Hamamatsu said earlier this month that it had secured a multiyear agreement with Siemens Healthineers to distribute the firm's NanoZoomer scanners in the Americas and Europe.