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Thoughts on CAP ’14 – Part 1: Highlights and Lowlights

| September 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Always good to attend a meeting in Chicago, particularly outside the months of December to February. Hyatt Regency location is great, right along the river close to good restaurants and the lakefront but too many escalators that I think partitions the meeting a bit to allow for a more “open floor plan” for networking. Have […]

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Leica Biosystems Launches Aperio PeerReview for Toxicological Pathology

| September 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

VISTA, California, September 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Leica Biosystems, a global leader in automation and workflow solutions for anatomic pathology, announced the launch of Aperio PeerReview™, a complete digital pathology software solution for toxicological pathologists conducting peer review studies in pre-clinical trials. With barcode-driven automated integration of LIMS data and images, combined with customized viewing functionality, specific […]

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Automation and Increased Accuracy for Hormone Receptors in Breast Cancer

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Join Visiopharm next week for a webinar titled, “Hormone Receptors in Breast Cancer: Automation and Increased Accuracy” on September 16, 2014 at 4 PM CET / 10 AM EST / 7 AM PST. Estrogen (ER) and progesterone (PR; PgR) evaluation is routinely used for clinical breast cancer assessment. While ER is known to have a […]

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Kimberly’s Story and the Power of Pathology 2.0

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kimberly Jewett is a 37 year-old mother of 2 and a two-time breast cancer survivor. Her first diagnosis was at age 31 and her second diagnosis came four years later. You can read her journey here. During this journey she has defined herself as a patient advocate, testifying before the FDA on behalf of patients, […]

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Pathology News

“This is your cancer”

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

This post originally appeared on December 9, 2009.  The post then received some criticism from pathologists about our role and position as healthcare providers.  Many comments directed to me at the time felt I was violating the relationship the patient had with his physician.  The relationship a patient has with his/her physicians should be one […]

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Epic to Lobby Congress with Message of Interoperability

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

So let me see if I have this straight — Epic has hired a lobbying firm to lobby Congress to counter stories they are not interoperable with other systems when in fact they are?  And the people you are going to take this message to is Congress? The same Congress is one of the least productive […]

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Thoughts on CAP ’14 – Part 1: Highlights and Lowlights

| September 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Always good to attend a meeting in Chicago, particularly outside the months of December to February. Hyatt Regency location is great, right along the river close to good restaurants and the lakefront but too many escalators that I think partitions the meeting a bit to allow for a more “open floor plan” for networking. Have […]

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Leica Biosystems Launches Aperio PeerReview for Toxicological Pathology

| September 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

VISTA, California, September 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Leica Biosystems, a global leader in automation and workflow solutions for anatomic pathology, announced the launch of Aperio PeerReview™, a complete digital pathology software solution for toxicological pathologists conducting peer review studies in pre-clinical trials. With barcode-driven automated integration of LIMS data and images, combined with customized viewing functionality, specific […]

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Education

Epic to Lobby Congress with Message of Interoperability

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

So let me see if I have this straight — Epic has hired a lobbying firm to lobby Congress to counter stories they are not interoperable with other systems when in fact they are?  And the people you are going to take this message to is Congress? The same Congress is one of the least productive […]

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Thoughts on CAP ’14 – Part 1: Highlights and Lowlights

| September 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Always good to attend a meeting in Chicago, particularly outside the months of December to February. Hyatt Regency location is great, right along the river close to good restaurants and the lakefront but too many escalators that I think partitions the meeting a bit to allow for a more “open floor plan” for networking. Have […]

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Automation and Increased Accuracy for Hormone Receptors in Breast Cancer

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Join Visiopharm next week for a webinar titled, “Hormone Receptors in Breast Cancer: Automation and Increased Accuracy” on September 16, 2014 at 4 PM CET / 10 AM EST / 7 AM PST. Estrogen (ER) and progesterone (PR; PgR) evaluation is routinely used for clinical breast cancer assessment. While ER is known to have a […]

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Kimberly’s Story and the Power of Pathology 2.0

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kimberly Jewett is a 37 year-old mother of 2 and a two-time breast cancer survivor. Her first diagnosis was at age 31 and her second diagnosis came four years later. You can read her journey here. During this journey she has defined herself as a patient advocate, testifying before the FDA on behalf of patients, […]

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Medical Research

Leica Biosystems Launches Aperio PeerReview for Toxicological Pathology

| September 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

VISTA, California, September 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Leica Biosystems, a global leader in automation and workflow solutions for anatomic pathology, announced the launch of Aperio PeerReview™, a complete digital pathology software solution for toxicological pathologists conducting peer review studies in pre-clinical trials. With barcode-driven automated integration of LIMS data and images, combined with customized viewing functionality, specific […]

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Upcoming Definiens Webinar – Tissue Phenomics™: From Biomarker Discovery to Clinical Diagnostic Assay Commercialization

| September 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

    Presenter: Dr. Thomas Nifong, Executive Vice President, Diagnostic Tests, Definiens   Broadcast #1: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 8am EDT (NA) / 1pm BST (UK) / 2pm CEST (EU-Central) Broadcast #2: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 10am PDT (NA) / 1pm EDT (NA) Tissue Phenomics™ is the big data approach to biomarker discovery and clinical […]

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Congratulations to the Pathology Visions 2014 Resident Travel Award Winners

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dr. Nathan Cuka is Chief Resident in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame College of Science Honors Program with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. He worked in nuclear astrophysics research and Unix-based system administration before starting a career […]

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PerkinElmer: Exploring New Methods & Imaging Technologies for Cancer Immunotherapy

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Exploring New Methods & Imaging Technologies for Cancer Immunotherapy Research Pathology Imaging User Group Meeting   September 9-10, 2014 PerkinElmer Center for Innovation Hopkinton, MA 01748 Reserve your seat at the Research Pathology Imaging and In vivo User Group Meeting. The meeting takes place at PerkinElmer’s Center for Innovation in Hopkinton, MA where you will […]

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Anatomic Pathology

Automation and Increased Accuracy for Hormone Receptors in Breast Cancer

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Join Visiopharm next week for a webinar titled, “Hormone Receptors in Breast Cancer: Automation and Increased Accuracy” on September 16, 2014 at 4 PM CET / 10 AM EST / 7 AM PST. Estrogen (ER) and progesterone (PR; PgR) evaluation is routinely used for clinical breast cancer assessment. While ER is known to have a […]

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Upcoming Definiens Webinar – Tissue Phenomics™: From Biomarker Discovery to Clinical Diagnostic Assay Commercialization

| September 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

    Presenter: Dr. Thomas Nifong, Executive Vice President, Diagnostic Tests, Definiens   Broadcast #1: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 8am EDT (NA) / 1pm BST (UK) / 2pm CEST (EU-Central) Broadcast #2: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 10am PDT (NA) / 1pm EDT (NA) Tissue Phenomics™ is the big data approach to biomarker discovery and clinical […]

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Join Applied Spectral Imaging at CAP’14 – THE Pathologists’ Meeting in Chicago, Il, USA September 7- 9, 2014

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Join ASI in booth # 223 at CAP’14 – THE Pathologists’ Meeting Come see ASI’s GenASIs HiPath, the latest Pathology Quantitative Diagnostic Aid, providing solutions for any sized lab! Ask questions from our experts, see a demo and get a comprehensive overview of our platform. GenASIs HiPath provides computer aided scoring and reporting for quantitative […]

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Register Now for The International Symposium for Tissue Phenomics

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Overview Program Agenda Accommodations San Francisco Definiens invites you to attend The International Symposium for Tissue Phenomics™. Enjoy expert presentations and valuable panel discussions on immuno-oncology and big data, all while networking with your peers and other industry experts. Speakers will include industry leaders from cutting edge organizations such as Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer […]

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Business

PathXL launches PathXL Xplore, sparking a new era for digital pathology workflow systems

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

PathXL, the leading supplier of software solutions to the digital pathology community, announce the launch of PathXL Xplore, a next generation image information management system designed specifically for the research lab. Xplore is the most powerful system on the market and meets the needs of research institutions and research labs of all sizes wanting to […]

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Several Recent Developments in Digital Pathology from Around the Globe

| August 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many recent several news items to come across the wires in the past few days, including from England, Ireland, Netherlands and China.  See below for several deals related to R&D, molecular pathology, clinical diagnostics, education and brief market analysis of digital pathology in China.   Pathology Diagnostics Ltd Contributes As Expert Advisor to Groundbreaking MRC […]

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A simple and effective high-yield plan for digital pathology system validation    

| August 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

Here it is – a simple, easy to perform, highly reproducible plan for manufacturer pre-market approval or laboratory self-validation for the intended use of endoscopic mucosal gastrointestinal biopsies. These specimens are extremely common in nearly every hospital or community laboratory as well as the large commercial reference laboratories, specialty laboratories that focus their interests on […]

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Reverse Auctions for Pathology Near

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

I recently read with interest a post by Dr. Bruce Friedman over at labsoftnews.com about “Online Bidding for Best Price for Orthopedic Surgery with Medibid” and the business model of medical tourism within US facilities through a service called Medibid. Neither of these are actually new ideas in terms of consumers selecting products and services […]

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Other Recent Articles

New Dark Report Webinar: FDA Prepares to Regulate LDTs — What You Must Know, What Your Lab May Need to Do, and Why You Should Prepare Now

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

New Webinar! Wednesday, September 17, 2014  Our distinguished panel explains how the FDA’s draft guidanceis a road map that labs can follow immediately to optimize how the FDA treats their most important LDTs There’s big news ahead if your lab performs laboratory-developed tests (LDTs)! On July 31, the Food and Drug Administration sent its 60-day notice […]

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IDEXX Laboratories announces agreement to utilize Philips Digital Pathology Solution VET

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

WESTBROOK, Maine, August 26, 2014—IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDXX) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), under which the company will use the Philips Digital Pathology Solution VET in IDEXX Reference Laboratories to digitize veterinary histopathology images. Creating a virtual digital pathology network will reduce turnaround […]

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College of American Pathologist CEO Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Wednesday, The PathologyBlawg shared College of American Pathologists 2013 financial information which highlighted several parts of the book of business of the college including revenue sources and amounts, expenses, donations & salaries of the president and board members from some public filings. There is some lively commentary on the post over at The PathologyBlawg if you […]

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Bye Bye 88305 Sung to American Pie

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Somehow in the excitement of greater than 52% cuts to the technical component of the biopsy code and an overall 30% reduction in reimbursement I missed this humorous song about pathology fee codes and decreasing reimbursement. A parody of American Pie uploaded in March of this year. Produced and sung by Dr. Joel Greenson from the […]

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microDimensions Voloom: 3D Histology Made Simple

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

microDimensions Voloom is the fastest and most versatile software for the 3D reconstruction and analysis of serially sectioned histology specimens. The latest version contains several improvements when loading certain Leica and Aperio files. Please download the new version and register for a free webinar on microDimensions Voloom. If you do not have a recent version […]

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Meet Visiopharm at ECP 2014 in London, UK

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Come meet Visiopharm August 30th – September 3rd in London, UK at the 26th European Congress of Pathology. Learn about our leading image analysis Quantitative Digital Pathology solutions for research and cancer diagnostics; utilizing our new Virtual Double Staining (VDS) methods with our TISSUEalign module. See a demonstration of our CE-IVD APPs for the breast […]

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FDA Prepares to Regulate LDTs: What You Must Know, What Your Lab May Need to Do, and Why You Should Prepare Now

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

New Webinar from The Dark Report — Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Our distinguished panel explains how the FDA’s draft guidance is a road map that labs can follow immediately to optimize how the FDA treats their most important LDTs There’s big news ahead if your lab performs laboratory-developed tests (LDTs)! On July 31, the Food and […]

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Clinical Informatics Fellowship at Stanford

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

In September of 2011, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) approved Clinical Informatics (CI) as a board-eligible subspecialty through sponsorship by the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM). For more information about the clinical informatics subspecialty, please visit the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) website. For the first five years, it is possible to become […]

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DPA Announces Dr. Jennifer Hunt to Give 2014 Keynote @ Visions

| August 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jennifer L. Hunt, MD, MEd Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Aubrey J. Hough Endowed Professor of Pathology University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Presenting: #SelfieSunday #TransformationTuesday #ThrowbackThursday Biography: Dr. Jennifer Hunt is the Chair of Pathology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where she holds the endowed Aubrey J. Hough Endowed Professorship.  Dr. […]

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5 CME Credits to Be Offered at Pathology Visions 2014

| August 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

5 CME Credits to Be Offered at Pathology Visions 2014 Pathology Visions 2014 will cover a broad range of topics relevant to digital pathology. Digital pathology is growing rapidly as a method of viewing microscopic glass slides virtually. It encompasses the steps of scanning, interpretation, manipulation, analysis, distribution and management. Digital images can be used […]

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Leica Biosystems Recruiting for Product Manager, Image Viewing & Apps Solutions

| August 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Product Manager, Image Viewing and Apps Solutions Job ID PAT100130 Vista, CA The Product Manager, Image Viewing and Apps Solutions will be responsible for Leica’s BioSystems software image viewing portfolio. In addition this role will be the driver for new software applications. This global position reports to the Senior Director of ePathology Marketing. As Product […]

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Charging Mobile Devices Stimulates Personal Connections

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dr. Stephen Ruby over at Entrepreneurial Practice has an interesting read on Charging Station Epiphany. Perhaps most of us have been in a similar situation – you get to the airport and realize you did not charge your laptop from last night, your iPhone charge is close to 20% and the iPad is no better and […]

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