The Vectra Polaris from Perkin Elmer will soon be installed in the O|2 building. The Vectra Polaris allows researchers to scan and quantify tissue sections in a fully automated fashion. 


The fully automated Vectra Polaris Quantitative Pathology Imaging System is a new class of tissue imager which provides clinicians, oncologists, immunologists, and pathologists unparalleled speed, performance, and versatility for extracting proteomic and morphometric information from intact FFPE tissue sections or TMAs. Vectra Polaris is the only instrument on the market that goes beyond basic functions, like whole slide, brightfield, and fluorescence imaging. It integrates the power of multispectral imaging in a simplified elegant workflow. Coupled with the proven power of inForm software analysis this multiplexing capability enables identification and quantification of multiple biomarkers and reveals spatial context within a digital workflow to assist researchers with faster, more informative studies.