Amirsys® Selects Aperio Slide Scanning System

| September 18, 2007

STATdx®PathIQ™ ImmunoQuery® for Pathology to Revolutionize Reference Content for Anatomic Pathologist

Vista, CA – September 18, 2007 – Aperio Technologies, Inc., (Aperio) the leading provider of digital pathology systems and services to the healthcare and life sciences industry, has announced that its ScanScope slide scanning system has been selected by Amirsys, Inc. to integrate digital whole slide images into Amirsys’ STATdx®PathIQ™ ImmunoQuery® diagnostic decision support system for Pathology. The ScanScope system is integral to Amirsys’ efforts to provide pathologists with comprehensive, evidence-based pathology content. STATdx®PathIQ™ ImmunoQuery® is the first component of Amirsys’ STATdx product family designed to improve quality of care and decrease the time required by pathologists to research complex pathology cases. Its digital format ensures that pathologists have access to on-demand reference tools wherever and whenever they need it.

Dr. Elizabeth Hammond, MD, FCAP, and Amirsys Executive Editor commented, "Aperio’s unparalleled expertise in digital pathology systems enables us to develop the most comprehensive and visually detailed digital slide reference system available to pathologists today. Through this technology, we will be better able to help pathologists world-wide improve the quality of patient care as well as pathology research and analysis to improve patient outcomes."

Aperio’s award-winning and patented linear array-based ScanScope slide scanning systems create seamless, true color whole slide images at giga-pixel resolution from an entire glass slide in a matter of minutes. Aperio’s slide scanning systems are offered with Spectrum™ software to enable the secure viewing, analysis and management of digital slides and other images in a multi-user, multi-site environment.

"We’re excited about supporting Amirsys, and having the opportunity to leverage Aperio’s high-capacity digital slide scanners to help the pathology community improve their daily work activities," stated Dirk Soenksen, CEO of Aperio.

About Amirsys 

Amirsys® is a medical information systems provider that develops its own proprietary technology and content exclusively in the image-intensive areas of pathology and radiology. Amirsys ( is a leading provider of medical imaging information in print and online form. Over 200 world-renown authors have come together to create the backbone of Amirsys. Combining the knowledge and expertise of these authors has enabled Amirsys to create a family of top quality digital and print reference products and is the substance behind its motto: "Names You Know. Content You Trust.®"

About Aperio Technologies 

Aperio is digitizing pathology. We provide systems and services for digital pathology, which is a digital environment for the management and interpretation of pathology information that originates with a digital slide. Aperio’s award-winning ScanScope slide scanning systems and Spectrum™ digital pathology information management software improve the efficiency and quality of pathology services for pathologists and other professionals. Applications include education, remote viewing, archival and retrieval, basic research, and image analysis. Aperio’s products are intended for research and education use only. For more information, please visit

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