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Retired Microscope/Scanner Back to Shine Initiative

As you already know, X-WOW is a UK-based social impact start-up, focusing on making digital pathology solutions easier to access around the globe to help pathologists in need.


We discovered a cruel fact that lacking equipment for tele-pathology (due to high up-front cost) are causing massive delays for cancer diagnosis in resource-limited area.

While on the bright side, in labs around the world there are uncountable numbers of retired microscopes and whole slide scanners hidden in the corner or in storage and not being used. They are in perfect working condition, but they are forgotten having been replaced with newer equipment.


Here is what our friend Matt explains the motivation behind it: 

to help these 'retired equipment' get back to labs and schools in deprived countries, and to help those who believe they can change the world with the right tools. Please visit the following page to see how you can submit an application to donate or to receive some of this equipment

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I'd Like to Donate

If you have retired microscopes, whole slide scanners, or accessories taking up your space, let us find them a new home!

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I'd Like to Receive

If you are someone who can make a difference but cannot afford a microscope or whole slide scanner, we are here to help!


Take Me Home!

A list of equipment donated by very kind people. These equipment are currently looking for new home.

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