Archive for July, 2007

Motorola alum aiming to squash mutant bugs

| July 30, 2007 | 0 Comments

From the Chicago Tribune by Jon Van.  Published July 22, 2007 It’s no cancer cure, but Rud Istvan has something he says will save as many lives: an antimicrobial solution that kills viruses, bacteria and fungi and keeps killing them for hours without harming humans. Istvan cites the rising trend of superbugs — bacteria resistant […]

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Hologic to Acquire BioLucent

| July 27, 2007 | 0 Comments

BEDFORD, Mass., June 26, 2007 — Hologic Inc., a Bedford, Mass., provider of diagnostic imaging and digital imaging systems geared toward women’s health, announced last month it will acquire BioLucent Inc. and its MammoPad breast cushion business for $70 million. Upon closing, Biolucent will spin off its brachytherapy business into a new company, which will […]

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Digital Slide Imaging: Is Outsourcing Coming Next?

| July 25, 2007 | 1 Comment

This article appeared in PathologyToday, published by ASCP and written by its president, Dr. John S.J. Brooks.  Normally when I see such a title – the implication of whole slide imaging as a no-brain gateway for outsourcing and its implications to pathology practice in this country, I am left to ponder who would think this.  […]

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APIII Conference Announcement

| July 23, 2007 | 0 Comments

Readers of the blog are encouraged to check out the Anatomic Pathology Informatics and Imaging Support for Translational Medicine website for conference details.  This year the meeting is being held at the 0Marriott City Center, Pittsburgh, PA on September 9 – 12, 2007.  Most readers will likely be familiar with this conference.  Needless to say, […]

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| July 20, 2007 | 2 Comments

I recently came across this website.  The purpose and disclaimer are available here. The pathology topic is edited by Dr. Taadaki Hiruki, Assistant Professor of Pathology and graduate student in medical informatics at the Oregon Health Sciences University (Portland, OR).  The Medical Matrix Project is devoted to posting, annotating, and continuously updating Internet clinical medicine […]

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Critical Comparison of 31 Commercially Available Digital Slide Systems in Pathology

| July 18, 2007 | 0 Comments

I recently came across this paper from Spain published in IJSP (October 2006) comparing 31 commercially available slide systems in pathology.  The paper can be downloaded here.  A complete list of the vendors and their websites is available in the paper. PubMed Abstract: Critical comparison of 31 commercially available digital slide systems in pathology. Rojo […]

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Aperio Launches Advanced Digital Pathology Solution for Tissue Microarray Analysis and Research

| July 16, 2007 | 0 Comments

Aperio Launches Advanced Digital Pathology Solution for Tissue Microarray Analysis and Research From Aperio National Cancer Institute and Netherlands Cancer Institute First to Adopt TMALab™ II Software Vista, CA – July 16, 2007 – Aperio Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of digital pathology systems and services for the healthcare and life sciences industry, has launched […]

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GE and Abbott Labs call off $8 billion deal

| July 13, 2007 | 0 Comments

GE and Abbott Labs call off $8 billion deal By Rachel Layne and Elizabeth LopattoBloomberg News Friday July 13, 2007 BOSTON: General Electric and Abbott Laboratories have canceled GE’s proposed purchase of Abbott’s diagnostics units for $8.13 billion because they could not agree on terms. GE, the world’s biggest maker of medical-imaging machines, would have […]

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Novel Fluorescent DNA Probes Could Shed New Light on Genetic Disorders

| July 11, 2007 | 0 Comments

Japanese investigators from the RIKEN Research Institute are reporting in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society that they created fluorescent DNA probes that can attach to a specific DNA gene sequence, and detect single nucleotide alterations. The development of such PRODAN-conjugated DNA probes can pave the way for a diagnostic […]

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Advances Highlighted at the Capitol Hill Technology Showcase and Briefing

| July 9, 2007 | 0 Comments

The Technology Showcase and briefing held on June 21, 2007 was declared a huge success by attendees and exhibitors. The Capitol Hill Steering Committee on Telehealth and Healthcare Informatics each year devotes a day in June to highlight the progress and steps taken to deliver better and more effective healthcare. Senators Kent Conrad (D-ND), Sheldon […]

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Futurescape of Pathology Lectures Available

| July 6, 2007 | 0 Comments

Futurescape of Pathology lectures now available here. I think one the resident CAP travel awardees, Dr. Jochen "Joe" Lennerz summed up the conference the best as below:     "“Be ready to assume a little risk” and “expand your toolkit” – two lines that echo and marked the opening of a very unique and beautifully […]

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Apollo and IBM implement pathology PACS solution at SickKids

| July 4, 2007 | 0 Comments

From Apollo Telemedicine: "IBM and Apollo PACS Inc. have implemented one of the most comprehensive pathology digital imaging systems in North America, at The Hospital for Sick Children, enabling clinicians to collaborate more efficiently, analyze tissue faster and better diagnose pediatric patients. With Apollo’s solution, the hospital can consolidate pathology resources and provide access to specialty […]

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More on bigTIFF – The BigTIFF File Format Proposal

| July 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

Thank you to everyone who has e-mailed me or called with their commendations and criticisms of the blog.  The blog will post 3 days a week.  This will allow me to keep a cache of current ideas and innovative topics while also allowing me to build useful links and prevent redundancy with other weblogs that […]

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