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Pub. No.:    WO/2017/037486    International Application No.:    PCT/HU2016/050039
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Sep 01 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: G02B 21/00
G02B 21/24
G02B 21/36
G01N 21/64
G02B 21/26
Applicants: 3DHISTECH KFT.
Inventors: VARGA, Viktor Sebestyén
KOVÁCH, Gergely
LUCZI, Dániel
The object of the present invention is a confocal slide-digitizing apparatus (100), comprising a slide handling unit (20) and an imaging unit (10), wherein said slide handling unit (20) has a slide supplier unit (90) configured to handle slides (92), especially to store, supply and move slides (92) one after the other to and/or position in an imaging position, said slides (92) carrying a sample to be digitized; and said imaging unit (10) has a light source (40) to illuminate the sample to be digitized at the imaging position through an objective (18) arranged in a light path that enables confocal imaging of at least a region of the sample, and an image recording unit to receive light with information on at least an illuminated region of the sample through the objective (18) and generate a digital image of a section of a given thickness of said illuminated region. Moreover, said slide handling unit (20) and said imaging unit (10) are joined mechanically together in a tiltable manner relative to one another, thereby correcting the light path of said confocal imaging.