How does The Grundium Ocus® Remove The Entry Barrier To Going Digital?

Moving from conventional light microscopes into digital pathology can seem daunting. Many digital systems are cumbersome and come with proprietary software, which require changing the hospital workflow. Big change is usually unwelcome, especially when resources and people are already scarce. The Grundium Ocus® makes the best professional diagnosis available for all life. Here’s why it is so easy to use.


A Grundium Ocus® series scanner can be integrated with any workflow models and lab systems and it supports the most common file formats, .svs and .tiff. The browser-based software works with any system. It also comes without any annual/monthly fees or hidden costs. Grundium’s APIs make it possible for AI to be integrated in the process.


The Ocus’ user interface is fully web-based, which means it can be used on any device with internet connection and a web browser. Grundium supports all major browsers. The Ocus is particularly intuitive to use on a touchscreen device, like a tablet, where zooming in or out and moving the object happen at the touch of the fingertips. Where an ethernet connection isn’t available, the Ocus can connect to a WLAN/wifi network or a mobile hotspot.


The Grundium Ocus microscope scanners are very easy to set up. Unlike large multislide scanners, which may require a room of their own with a calibrated, perfectly level table to rest on, the Ocus has a footprint of 20 x 20 20 cm (ca. 8” x 8” x 8”) and is small enough to find a spot almost anywhere, like right next to the cryostat.

Once a sample is prepared in a glass slide it’s a quick job to examine it:

  1. Insert slide
  2. Set up scan (10 seconds)
  3. Scan the slide (2 minutes)
  4. View the image file on your computer



Scanning the slide can be performed by anybody with 15 minutes of training. The expert pathologist can in turn be anywhere in the world as long as they have internet connection and a web browser (computer, laptop or tablet). The pathologist doesn’t have to leave home and is available to work on far more cases.


A Grundium Ocus works like a webserver. The pathologist logs in to the Ocus software in their browser where they can remotely operate the scanner to look at any part of the slide. The Remote Live View feature also lends itself to making rapid onsite evaluation. This is the essence of telepathology.


By sharing the controls of the scanner, the pathologist can quickly set up a group of people all simultaneously collaborating on the same slide, in one microscope scanner. Not only does this make educational purposes and group work exceptionally simple, but it’s so easy a second, third or fifth opinion is now just a click away.


The Grundium Ocus® travels anywhere in its own case small enough for aircraft cabins. The Ocus doesn’t require a perfectly level desk to stand on. It isn’t sensitive to vibration and can even scan in a moving vehicle, if that’s your thing. With a powerbank it can be used even where there are no wall sockets. The Ocus is mobile and portable beyond anything else!

The Grundium Ocus personal slide scanners make digital pathology simple and fast. Their excellent quality-to-price ratio makes an Ocus attainable to practically any pathology establishment, since a heavy procurement process is usually not needed. A Grundium Ocus truly has what it takes to be the staple equipment of any hospital, clinic and school, a fantastic remote tool in every location of a pathology service provider, and even on every pathologist’s desk as a personal scanner.


Davide D'Incau

Sales Director

About Grundium

A global leader in advanced imaging technology, Grundium makes digital pathology and best professional diagnosis available for all life – whether human, animal, plant or other. This is achieved by doing something that nobody else can: applying state-of-the-art mobile technology in digital pathology. Established in 2015 by ex-Nokia engineers, the Tampere-based company is democratizing digital pathology with the Ocus® microscope scanners. The cutting-edge imaging solutions are based on over 20 years of experience in optics, sensors and beautiful high-precision devices. Grundium serves various industries and businesses enhancing quality and processes, protecting human life and safeguarding a clean environment.
We have excellent images with the Ocus and I couldn’t be happier to have this little helper on my desk here. I use it mainly as a microscope tbh but of course, scan my slides as well. It has really helped me so much.
— Julia Cara Thierauf
Massachusetts General Hospital 
Research Fellow in Pathology (EXT)

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See the OCUS® portable digital microscope scanner in action – request your free personal online live demo now. A Grundium expert will contact you personally to schedule a suitable 30-minute demo time for you. In the demo we will answer all your questions about which Ocus® scanner fits your needs best, we will talk pricing, share stories about how others are using the scanners, and help you fast forward the digital pathology experience in your lab.

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