Flagship Biosciences continues the advancement of cutting-edge digital pathology services with the introduction of contract fluorescence whole slide scanning and image analysis. Flagship is fully prepared to meet your needs for ‘picture perfect’ whole slide fluorescence images for publications, reports, or archival purposes; as well as whole slide fluorescence images scanned at a constant exposure time optimized for, and followed by, image analysis.
Now all the benefits of outsourcing whole slide digital pathology in brightfield can be obtained in fluorescence, too. And all the advantages of fluorescence such as the convenience of multiplexing biomarkers and increased sensitivity of detection, can be obtained from commercial whole slide imaging services.
We also offer our proprietary patent-protected BridgeStaining(TM) approach that combines the best of fluorescence and brightfield whole slide scanning in one slide.
Fluorescent scanning is a substantial hardware investment for an organization. It requires expert technician help, and careful selection of filter sets, depth of field, exposure time per fluorochrome, and substantial QA. Throughput for a four color 1 cm x 1 cm tissue section is typically 2-4 slides per hour, and organizations should budget for an expert technical headcount if the decision is made to invest in hardware.
With Flagship’s services on demand, no capital expense, training, or delays are necessary. Our pathologists and technical experts will discuss your biological application with you to tune our scanning process to your needs. The process of working with Flagship normally involves consultation on a couple of slides to ensure exposure times and focusing approaches are adequate.