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Google Chrome to Drop Support for Silverlight and Java Slide Viewers

| March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of Vitali Khvatkov, Founder and CEO, Smart Imaging Technologies via LinkedIn: Google Chrome, the preferred browsers of 49% of Internet users will deprecate in 2015 support for some plugins causing hangs and crashes, including Microsoft Silverlight and Java. These technologies are widely used today in digital pathology slide viewing software applications. For digital pathology […]

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FDA Announces Availability of Draft Guidance on WSI Devices

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Download here (available from Federal Register 2/25/2015) PDF of Draft Guidance Document The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance entitled “Technical Performance Assessment of Digital Pathology Whole Slide Imaging Devices.” This draft guidance provides industry and Agency staff with recommendations regarding the technical performance assessment data that should […]

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Making a Business Case for Digital Pathology

| February 22, 2015 | 1 Comment

Last week Simon Häger, Product Manager from Sectra, wrote an interesting article on their website entitled “How to Build a Business Case to Justify the Investment in Digital Pathology“. Simon breaks down the gains into some basic categories in terms of return on investment, namely,  increased pathologist efficiency, savings in external consultations, reduced cost of internal […]

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The Journey of Quantitative Digital Pathology: From Images to Knowledge

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

The scanning of slides into whole slide images (WSI) is the just the first step on the journey of quantitative digital pathology; a journey in which hypotheses can be tested, derived and ultimately deliver both qualitative and quantitative knowledge about a variety of diseases. The ability to process and analyze tissue that has been labeled […]

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Pathology News

Dr. David Rimm Joins Biocept, Inc. as a Scientific Advisor

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

SAN DIEGO, March 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Biocept, Inc. (Nasdaq:BIOC), a molecular oncology diagnostics company specializing in biomarker analysis of cell-free circulating tumor DNA and circulating tumor cells (CTCs), today announced that David Rimm, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Professor of Medicine in Medical Oncology at Yale University School of Medicine, will join the […]

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Register Now for Sarcoma Stomp 2015!

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you’ve not yet registered for the 2015 Sarcoma Stomp, get to your computer or device and join us before the Go Play Save Coupon Books are gone! Be one of the first 200 registrants and receive a free Go Play Save coupon book for the Charlotte area!! (One book per family, please.) These books are filled with hundreds of coupons […]

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FDA Announces Availability of Draft Guidance on WSI Devices

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Download here (available from Federal Register 2/25/2015) PDF of Draft Guidance Document The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance entitled “Technical Performance Assessment of Digital Pathology Whole Slide Imaging Devices.” This draft guidance provides industry and Agency staff with recommendations regarding the technical performance assessment data that should […]

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Making a Business Case for Digital Pathology

| February 22, 2015 | 1 Comment

Last week Simon Häger, Product Manager from Sectra, wrote an interesting article on their website entitled “How to Build a Business Case to Justify the Investment in Digital Pathology“. Simon breaks down the gains into some basic categories in terms of return on investment, namely,  increased pathologist efficiency, savings in external consultations, reduced cost of internal […]

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Education

The Journey of Quantitative Digital Pathology: From Images to Knowledge

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

The scanning of slides into whole slide images (WSI) is the just the first step on the journey of quantitative digital pathology; a journey in which hypotheses can be tested, derived and ultimately deliver both qualitative and quantitative knowledge about a variety of diseases. The ability to process and analyze tissue that has been labeled […]

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WEBINAR: Preparing Your Lab for the Next Round of Payer Audits: Emerging Issues with Out-of-Network Billing, Medical Necessity, and Other Payer Concerns

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Learn why government and private health plans are taking tougher actions to ensure that clinical labs and pathology groups are complying with laws, regulations, and managed care contract terms Distinguished Presenters Jane Pine Wood Attorney and Partner McDonald Hopkins Richard S. Cooper Attorney and Partner McDonald Hopkins There is much happening in how Medicare […]

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New PathXL Tablet Viewer – A Virtual Microscopy Course in Your Hand

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thursday, February 17th  USA: 10am – 11am CST  Europe: 4pm – 5pm GMT PathXL’s flagship digital pathology education product, Tutor, has over 35,000 users worldwide and has transformed the way microscopy based courses are provided. With the rapid increase in use of tablet and mobile devices, PathXL focused efforts on keeping up with users’ demands. That is why […]

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Registration Opening Soon for 2015 Sarcoma Stomp

| February 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Paula Takacs wrote an article on this site nearly two years discussing the value of pathology and giving credit where credit is due.  She had a powerful message then and her legacy lives on in her foundation she started in her name.  In her post in 2013 Paula wrote “So as a cancer patient of […]

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Medical Research

Dr. David Rimm Joins Biocept, Inc. as a Scientific Advisor

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

SAN DIEGO, March 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Biocept, Inc. (Nasdaq:BIOC), a molecular oncology diagnostics company specializing in biomarker analysis of cell-free circulating tumor DNA and circulating tumor cells (CTCs), today announced that David Rimm, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Professor of Medicine in Medical Oncology at Yale University School of Medicine, will join the […]

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Register Now for Sarcoma Stomp 2015!

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you’ve not yet registered for the 2015 Sarcoma Stomp, get to your computer or device and join us before the Go Play Save Coupon Books are gone! Be one of the first 200 registrants and receive a free Go Play Save coupon book for the Charlotte area!! (One book per family, please.) These books are filled with hundreds of coupons […]

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The Journey of Quantitative Digital Pathology: From Images to Knowledge

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

The scanning of slides into whole slide images (WSI) is the just the first step on the journey of quantitative digital pathology; a journey in which hypotheses can be tested, derived and ultimately deliver both qualitative and quantitative knowledge about a variety of diseases. The ability to process and analyze tissue that has been labeled […]

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microDimensions Launches Outspace

| February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Speedy Stereology microDimensions, global provider of the world’s most powerful 3D histology reconstruction software Voloom®, has added Outspace™ to its digital pathology image analysis portfolio, the fastest and most easy-to-use stereology software for Cavalieri volume estimation from histology whole slide images. microDimensions Outspace pairs our patent pending image registration techniques with an intuitive user interface […]

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Anatomic Pathology

Making a Business Case for Digital Pathology

| February 22, 2015 | 1 Comment

Last week Simon Häger, Product Manager from Sectra, wrote an interesting article on their website entitled “How to Build a Business Case to Justify the Investment in Digital Pathology“. Simon breaks down the gains into some basic categories in terms of return on investment, namely,  increased pathologist efficiency, savings in external consultations, reduced cost of internal […]

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Making Clinical Diagnosis Picture-Perfect the Focus at Huron Digital Pathology

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Readers may have noticed recently Huron Digital Pathology has rebranded itself from Huron Technologies and Biomedical Photometrics prior to that.  Their new logo on the right sidebar reflects their continued focus on manufacturing reliable scanning technologies within digital pathology.  More company history and news is contained in the press release below.  Check out their revamped website […]

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Executive War College Registration is Open!

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Join us as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary May 5-6, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana Senior lab executives, administrators, and pathologists—if you attend just one event this year, make it the 2015 Executive War College.  Help celebrate our 20th anniversary and join a superb and comprehensive line-up of sessions and speakers, designed to give you a […]

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WEBINAR: Preparing Your Lab for the Next Round of Payer Audits: Emerging Issues with Out-of-Network Billing, Medical Necessity, and Other Payer Concerns

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Learn why government and private health plans are taking tougher actions to ensure that clinical labs and pathology groups are complying with laws, regulations, and managed care contract terms Distinguished Presenters Jane Pine Wood Attorney and Partner McDonald Hopkins Richard S. Cooper Attorney and Partner McDonald Hopkins There is much happening in how Medicare […]

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Business

Dr. David Rimm Joins Biocept, Inc. as a Scientific Advisor

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

SAN DIEGO, March 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Biocept, Inc. (Nasdaq:BIOC), a molecular oncology diagnostics company specializing in biomarker analysis of cell-free circulating tumor DNA and circulating tumor cells (CTCs), today announced that David Rimm, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Professor of Medicine in Medical Oncology at Yale University School of Medicine, will join the […]

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Making a Business Case for Digital Pathology

| February 22, 2015 | 1 Comment

Last week Simon Häger, Product Manager from Sectra, wrote an interesting article on their website entitled “How to Build a Business Case to Justify the Investment in Digital Pathology“. Simon breaks down the gains into some basic categories in terms of return on investment, namely,  increased pathologist efficiency, savings in external consultations, reduced cost of internal […]

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Making Clinical Diagnosis Picture-Perfect the Focus at Huron Digital Pathology

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Readers may have noticed recently Huron Digital Pathology has rebranded itself from Huron Technologies and Biomedical Photometrics prior to that.  Their new logo on the right sidebar reflects their continued focus on manufacturing reliable scanning technologies within digital pathology.  More company history and news is contained in the press release below.  Check out their revamped website […]

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Glencoe Software Raises $800K

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Seattle-based scientific imaging startup Glencoe Software today announced a $800,000 seed investment round led by TIE Angels Group Seattle. Glencoe Software is a 10-year-old company that helps researchers in the biopharma and publishing sectors manage and analyze large amounts of image datasets, where every pixel is a quantitative measurement. The 13-person startup sells its data access tools to thousands of […]

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Other Recent Articles

The Pathology Truck

| February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

As I child growing up I spent many summers, spring breaks, and winter breaks visiting my grandparents in South Florida. In the late 1970’s the place was already full of retirees from the rust belt and other northern parts. I enjoyed golf, swimming and shuffleboard and later, a convenient place to stay during college and […]

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Hamamatsu Photonics Introduces the NanoZoomer SQ

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

The latest addition to the highly successful NanoZoomer slide scanner range It is a single slide desktop scanner, compact in size and affordable in price. Its price and ease of use brings telepathology to your fingertips. The NanoZoomer SQ is ideal for developing networks, sharing images and real-time consultation, helping to improve working efficiency and […]

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Wanted: Academic Anatomic Pathologist With Subspecialty Interest In Digital Pathology

| February 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Assistant/Associate Professor of Pathology (tenure or non-tenure track): The Department of Pathology of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is seeking to hire a faculty person board certified/eligible in Anatomic Pathology, with a strong academic interest in digital pathology. The successful candidate will be based primarily at […]

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Huron Technologies Rebrands as Huron Digital Pathology

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Huron Technologies has rebranded itself as Huron Digital Pathology. The new name and accompanying logo more clearly communicate Huron’s focus on delivering innovative whole slide imaging solutions for digital pathology. Supporting the rebranding, the company has launched a new website at www.hurondigitalpathology.com. The site features Huron’s award winning TissueScopeTM digital slide scanners, TissueViewTM image management […]

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Visiopharm Introduces HISTOmap – A New Software Tool to Understand Tumor Heterogeneity

| February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Assessment of relevant quantitative data from tumors by histology is a cornerstone of cancer research and diagnostics. Today it is a challenge to understand, define and quantify tumor heterogeneity in a way that has practical utility for scientists and pathologists. Heterogeneity is seen as non-uniform manifestation of biomarker expression across tissue sections, in which higher […]

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College of American Pathologists (CAP) Launches New Look; New Website

| February 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you have seen any recent marketing materials from the CAP or visited their website recently you likely have noticed a change in the organization’s logo. More information about the logo and its background are available in the form of a few videos here. According to the President’s message on the site, the design is […]

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Roper Industries Announces Two Medical Software Acquisitions

| February 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sarasota, Florida, February 5, 2015 … Roper Industries, Inc. (NYSE: ROP)  announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire two medical software companies: Data Innovations, LLC and SoftWriters, Inc. Data Innovations is a leading provider of middleware software for hospital and reference laboratories on a global basis.  Data Innovations has the world’s largest […]

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New Career Opportunities Available with Visiopharm North America

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Two great career opportunities are now available with Visiopharm in the United States to expand our dedicated, North American team. The first position is for a Regional Director of Sales, specializing in the Biopharmaceutical market and based out of Boston, MA. The second position is for a Professional Service Consultant based out of our US […]

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Recent Articles Published in Journal of Pathology Informatics – January 2015

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Virtual microscopy in the undergraduate teaching of pathology Oriol Ordi, Josep Antoni Bombí, Antonio Martínez, Josep Ramírez, Llúcia Alòs, Adela Saco, Teresa Ribalta, Pedro L Fernández, Elias Campo, Jaume Ordi J Pathol Inform 2015, 6:1 (29 January 2015) ABSTRACT HTML FULL TEXT PDF Mobile HTML Full text EPub Development and validation of an app-based cell counter for use in […]

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Pathology Plays a Central Role in the Era of Personalized Medicine

| February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Originally published on KevinMD.com by Dr. Michael Misialek, a practicing pathologist in Massachusetts.   As a pathologist, I recognize the importance of every diagnosis. Behind each slide is a patient, a family, a network of family and friends. A string of dominoes that is set into motion with my diagnosis. All treatment begins with a diagnosis. […]

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Join Definiens at Molecular Med Tri-Con 2015, February 16-18 in San Francisco, CA

| February 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Visit Definiens at booth #423 at the Molecular Med-Tri-Con conference, February 16-18 to learn about Definiens’ comprehensive range of digital and molecular pathology solutions for imaging and quantifying biomarkers in tissue sections. At the conference we will be showcasing the latest imaging and analysis technologies which are revolutionizing research pathology, leading to breakthroughs in personalized medicine […]

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PathXL Launches a Next Generation Tablet Viewer – in Partnership with University of Copenhagen

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

PathXL has today launched a next generation tablet version for PathXL Tutor that delivers a broad range of new capabilities to the marketplace. This new product was developed in a close working partnership with the University of Copenhagen. PathXL is delighted to announce the worldwide availability of a new viewer – designed from the ground […]

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