Digital Pathology News

Huron Digital Pathology Receives ISO 13485 Certification for Medical Device Quality Management

| January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to Huron Digital Pathology on this certification! Waterloo, Ontario, Canada – January 17, 2018 – Huron Digital Pathology announced today that it has earned ISO 13485:2003 certification from SAI Global. This certification indicates that the company’s quality management system complies with the requirements of ISO 13485:2003 for the design, manufacture, installation and servicing of […]

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HalioDx closed a Series B round of €18.5 million (US$22.3 million)

| January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

This funding will accelerate the development of Immunoscore® in selected cancers, and support set up of commercial activities in the US This round was led by PSIM fund managed by Bpifrance in the framework of the program ‘Investing for the Future’ Marseille, France, January 17, 2018 – HalioDx, a diagnostic company expert in the analysis […]

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Flagship Biosciences ActionAssays Deliver Actionable Data to Drive Immuno-Oncology Decisions

| January 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Flagship Biosciences has introduced a new menu of services to help drug developers more confidently define their path to success. ActionAssays is a comprehensive catalog of brightfield immunohistochemistry (IHC) assays that provide actionable data to define and advance biomarker programs. Flagship Biosciences has introduced a new menu of services to help drug developers more confidently […]

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Histoindex’s Stain-Free Digital Pathology System Receives HSA Approval for Liver Diagnosis

| January 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Designed to aid pathologists in the clinical diagnosis of liver fibrosis and other chronic liver diseases, the stain-free Laennec® digital pathology imaging system by MedTech innovator Histoindex Pte. Ltd. has achieved its first regulated in vitro diagnostics (IVD) product status with the issuance of a Health Sciences Authority (HSA) Class A licence. This is a world’s first achievement for a […]

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Pathology News

Huron Digital Pathology Receives ISO 13485 Certification for Medical Device Quality Management

| January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to Huron Digital Pathology on this certification! Waterloo, Ontario, Canada – January 17, 2018 – Huron Digital Pathology announced today that it has earned ISO 13485:2003 certification from SAI Global. This certification indicates that the company’s quality management system complies with the requirements of ISO 13485:2003 for the design, manufacture, installation and servicing of […]

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HalioDx closed a Series B round of €18.5 million (US$22.3 million)

| January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

This funding will accelerate the development of Immunoscore® in selected cancers, and support set up of commercial activities in the US This round was led by PSIM fund managed by Bpifrance in the framework of the program ‘Investing for the Future’ Marseille, France, January 17, 2018 – HalioDx, a diagnostic company expert in the analysis […]

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Flagship Biosciences ActionAssays Deliver Actionable Data to Drive Immuno-Oncology Decisions

| January 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Flagship Biosciences has introduced a new menu of services to help drug developers more confidently define their path to success. ActionAssays is a comprehensive catalog of brightfield immunohistochemistry (IHC) assays that provide actionable data to define and advance biomarker programs. Flagship Biosciences has introduced a new menu of services to help drug developers more confidently […]

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Histoindex’s Stain-Free Digital Pathology System Receives HSA Approval for Liver Diagnosis

| January 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Designed to aid pathologists in the clinical diagnosis of liver fibrosis and other chronic liver diseases, the stain-free Laennec® digital pathology imaging system by MedTech innovator Histoindex Pte. Ltd. has achieved its first regulated in vitro diagnostics (IVD) product status with the issuance of a Health Sciences Authority (HSA) Class A licence. This is a world’s first achievement for a […]

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Education

Announcement: National Society for Histotechnology Digital Pathology Certificate of Completion Coming Soon

| January 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The NSH Digital Pathology Certificate Program, in collaboration with the Digital Pathology Association, is scheduled to be available for purchase on learn.nsh.org in April 2018. If you have questions about the course please reach out to NSH Director of Meetings & Education, Aubrey Wanner, aubrey@nsh.org. Source: National Society for Histotechnology  

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Webinar: Oncotopix AI Webinar – Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

| December 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Introducing Oncotopix AI Webinar: Oncotopix AI Webinar Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 8 AM CST | 2 PM GMT | 3 PM CET Register Artificial intelligence and deep learning are probably the most popular buzzwords this year within the healthcare research community – strongly driven by amazing state-of-the-art results in computer vision and natural language processing combined […]

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ACLA Files Lawsuit Challenging CMS Implementation of PAMA

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

As reported by GenomeWeb among many media outlets, in an anticipated move, the American Clinical Laboratory Association filed a lawsuit last Monday against Acting Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services Eric Hargan, challenging the process by which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services set prices for laboratory tests under the Protecting Access to […]

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SPOT CytoXpress™ Makes ROSE Consults Cost Effective

| December 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The CAP Cytopathology Committee found telepathology was the only cost effective method for ROSE (Rapid On-Site Evaluation) support of FNA/EBUS procedures:  http://www.captodayonline.com/fna-cytology-rapid-on-site-evaluation-how-practice-varies/ You can use your own microscope! Consult with your Pathologist remotely and get reimbursed! SPOT Imaging’s CytoXpress™ lets your clinician or technologist transmit a live interactive image stream directly to your computer eliminating the […]

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Medical Research

Histoindex’s Stain-Free Digital Pathology System Receives HSA Approval for Liver Diagnosis

| January 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Designed to aid pathologists in the clinical diagnosis of liver fibrosis and other chronic liver diseases, the stain-free Laennec® digital pathology imaging system by MedTech innovator Histoindex Pte. Ltd. has achieved its first regulated in vitro diagnostics (IVD) product status with the issuance of a Health Sciences Authority (HSA) Class A licence. This is a world’s first achievement for a […]

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Digital Pathology Advancing Medicine to the Digital Age – Part of the 25th Annual Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference

| December 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

February 12-14, 2018   |   Moscone South Convention Center   |   San Francisco, CA Triconference.com/Digital-Pathology Bristol-Myers Squibb and Genentech to Present on Benefits of Multiplex Immunohistochemistry at CHI’s Digital Pathology Conference in San Francisco Multiplexes IHC and Image Analysis in Immuno-Oncology Drug Development and Companion Diagnostics Michael C. Montalto, Ph.D., Executive Director, Translational Medicine, Bristol-Myers Squibb Conventional immunohistochemistry, […]

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How a Community Based Cancer Center Took the Leap Into the 21st Century Through Technology Backed Tumor Boards

| December 4, 2017 | 2 Comments

Multi-disciplinary tumor boards (MDT) have been the highlight of cancer programs for years and enable the delivery of well-coordinated care and bring the expertise of numerous specialties to each patient case. Previous studies have shown that 40% of the time, the primary oncologist or provider’s plan changes as a result of this multi-disciplinary discussion. There […]

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Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution Among 12 Most Important Health Innovations of the Year

| November 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

It is that time of year again to celebrate the scientific discoveries and innovations as reviewed by different organizations and publications. Among this year’s Popular Science top health innovations of 2017 is Philips’ IntelliSite Pathology Solution (PIPS) for collaborative diagnostics. The publication wrote: “Pathology is a frustratingly analog branch of medicine. Pathologists must slice, stain, and […]

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Anatomic Pathology

Histoindex’s Stain-Free Digital Pathology System Receives HSA Approval for Liver Diagnosis

| January 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Designed to aid pathologists in the clinical diagnosis of liver fibrosis and other chronic liver diseases, the stain-free Laennec® digital pathology imaging system by MedTech innovator Histoindex Pte. Ltd. has achieved its first regulated in vitro diagnostics (IVD) product status with the issuance of a Health Sciences Authority (HSA) Class A licence. This is a world’s first achievement for a […]

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NovoPath™ Anatomic Pathology Software System Integrates with Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution and Wholeslide Imaging System

| January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

NovoPath, Inc. announces the integration of the NovoPathTM Anatomic Pathology Software Platform with Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution and Wholeslide Imaging System. This announcement follows a thorough process of development and testing to integrate anatomic pathology (AP) workflows between Philips IntelliSite Image Management System and NovoPath’s Anatomic Pathology LIS software at a major client that employs both technologies. “Using […]

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Webinar: Oncotopix AI Webinar – Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

| December 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Introducing Oncotopix AI Webinar: Oncotopix AI Webinar Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 8 AM CST | 2 PM GMT | 3 PM CET Register Artificial intelligence and deep learning are probably the most popular buzzwords this year within the healthcare research community – strongly driven by amazing state-of-the-art results in computer vision and natural language processing combined […]

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XIFIN Taps FrontRunnerHC for Integrated Insurance Detection Within RPM 9 to Help Labs Maximize Reimbursement

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Best-of-breed solution and real-time integration drives return on investment for XIFIN RPM 9 customers seeking greater revenues and workflow efficiencies; average FrontRunnerHC customers realize nearly 40% increase in coverage discovery XIFIN, Inc., the healthcare information technology company revolutionizing the business of healthcare diagnostics, recently announced the company has teamed with FrontRunnerHC and integrated its PatientRemedi insurance discovery […]

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Business

Inspirata Acquires Toronto-based Artificial Intelligence In Medicine, Inc. (AIM) to Enhance its R&D in Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing

| January 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

The strategic acquisition enhances Inspirata’s R&D capability in Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing, enabling it to offer its clients advanced capabilities to extract cancer data from narrative text in clinical documents for better data analysis and reporting. Cancer informatics and digital pathology workflow solution provider Inspirata®, Inc. announced yesterday that it has acquired Toronto-based […]

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XIFIN Taps FrontRunnerHC for Integrated Insurance Detection Within RPM 9 to Help Labs Maximize Reimbursement

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Best-of-breed solution and real-time integration drives return on investment for XIFIN RPM 9 customers seeking greater revenues and workflow efficiencies; average FrontRunnerHC customers realize nearly 40% increase in coverage discovery XIFIN, Inc., the healthcare information technology company revolutionizing the business of healthcare diagnostics, recently announced the company has teamed with FrontRunnerHC and integrated its PatientRemedi insurance discovery […]

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ACLA Files Lawsuit Challenging CMS Implementation of PAMA

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

As reported by GenomeWeb among many media outlets, in an anticipated move, the American Clinical Laboratory Association filed a lawsuit last Monday against Acting Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services Eric Hargan, challenging the process by which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services set prices for laboratory tests under the Protecting Access to […]

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SPOT CytoXpress™ Makes ROSE Consults Cost Effective

| December 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The CAP Cytopathology Committee found telepathology was the only cost effective method for ROSE (Rapid On-Site Evaluation) support of FNA/EBUS procedures:  http://www.captodayonline.com/fna-cytology-rapid-on-site-evaluation-how-practice-varies/ You can use your own microscope! Consult with your Pathologist remotely and get reimbursed! SPOT Imaging’s CytoXpress™ lets your clinician or technologist transmit a live interactive image stream directly to your computer eliminating the […]

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Other Recent Articles

Corista Wins 2017 Award for Most Promising Workflow Solution Provider

| January 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

 Corista, an integrated pathology solutions leader, received the “20 Most Promising Workflow Solution Providers 2017” award from CIOReview, an annual listing of the top solution providers that help organizations manage their complicated business processes. “We are delighted to be on CIOReview’s list of top workflow solution providers,” Corista Founder, President and CEO Elizabeth Wingard said. […]

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The Cost of Information

| January 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Reluctantly, my father (and occasionally my mother) would stop at a gas station to ask for directions. Not the kind of gas stations with hotdogs and coolers of beer. The kind that offered “full service”, checking your oil and windshield wiper fluid and without more than a few packs of gum or peanuts, if that. […]

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Are you claustrophobic Mr. Kaplan? A fine line between safety and indolence

| December 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

  As part of my ongoing evaluation and treatment for heart failure that I have mentioned previously (see: http://tissuepathology.com/2017/11/05/the-clinic-door-chapter-2-the-emergency-room/#axzz52Q1JZUgB) I underwent a cardiac MRI recently. Prior to scheduling the MRI, I was asked about pacemakers, defibrillators and artificial joints or shrapnel in my medical history. I was told to show up 30 minutes prior to […]

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Leica Biosystems to Advance Artificial Intelligence in Pathology as part of UK Life Sciences Sector Deal

| December 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The United Kingdom continues adoption of digital pathology including this latest news between Leica Biosystems and the UK government in Leica’s latest announcement of leveraging artificial intelligence through the UK Office of Life Sciences.  Newcastle, UK, Dec 21, 2017 – A transformative sector deal was announced between companies of the UK life sciences sector and […]

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From Pharmaphorum News: AI Outperforms Experts in Breast Cancer Diagnosis

| December 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

More headlines and news about man versus machine. I think in the end what will be used is a combination of the two – that will improve pathologist efficiency but is still required to supervise these algorithms. Artificial intelligence outperformed a panel of experts in a simulation where they were asked to diagnose breast cancer […]

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From Digitalhealth News: Royal College of Pathologists Appointing Lead for Diagnostic Digital Pathology

| December 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Royal College of Pathologists is recruiting a clinical lead for diagnostic digital pathology, following its publication of a strategy suggesting the technology offers potential efficiency and quality benefits. The document is the first time the College has formally published a strategy on diagnostic digital pathology, which involves scanning glass slides and viewing them via a computer rather than […]

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How AI and Deep Learning Will Address the Challenges of Pathologists

| December 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 40% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes (reference below). Luckily, we are getting better and better at treating cancer and, in many instances, cancer is now regarded more as a chronic disease than deadly, resulting in regular check-ups and […]

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Fimmic Raises $6M Series A Round to Accelerate Scaling of its Deep Learning AI Cloud for Tissue Diagnostics

| December 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Investments in the millions of dollars for Series A funding continue to interest investors for AI in digital pathology. The most recent news coming from Fimmic out of Finland and their $6M raise most recently bringing their total to $11M. Congratulations to Fimmic! Fimmic, a Finnish medtech company developing Deep Learning AI solutions for digital […]

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From DarkDaily News: Breast Cancer Surgery May Soon Be Completed Successfully Without Requiring Clinical Laboratory Testing and Pathology Reports

| December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Proof-of-concept research investigates whether photoacoustic imaging can be used in place of traditional tissue staining procedures during cancer surgery to determine if all of the tumor has been removed Determining where breast cancer ends and healthy tissue begins is a critical part of breast cancer surgery. Surgeons are used to working closely during surgery with anatomic […]

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OptraSCAN On-Demand Digital Pathology® Announces Next Generation System

| December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Next generation system includes whole slide imaging automation enhancements, auto-detection for tissue AOI’s and intelligent user features for local and remote viewing OptraSCAN recently announced its next generation system at the Digital Pathology Congress meeting in London. The next wave of OptraSCAN WSI scanners will include smart features to enable walk-away automation, automatic detection of […]

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Visiopharm Broadens its Diagnostic Digital Pathology Solution with Oncotopix® Scan

| December 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Visiopharm has entered an agreement with Hamamatsu to sell their portfolio of slide scanners, co-branded as Oncotopix® Scan, for clinical customers in Europe. For many diagnostic pathology labs, implementing Digital Pathology is a major and often disruptive step. They are looking for a partner that can provide complete solutions in a way that is incremental, […]

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XIFIN Announces Next-Generation Revenue Cycle Management with RPM 9 to Help Laboratories Improve Revenue, Patient Engagement and Reporting During Unprecedented Market Disruption

| December 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

RPM 9 extends XIFIN leadership over laboratory billing solutions for both in-house and outsource clients with new automated workflows to maximize cash collection, real-time and mobile business intelligence, built-in reporting packages for PAMA and FASB requirements, enhanced patient and physician portals and industry’s best-in-class high-availability environment.  XIFIN, Inc., the healthcare information technology company revolutionizing the […]

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