SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BioImagene, Inc., the leading provider of innovative digital pathology solutions, announced that the company is supporting the University of Miami’s humanitarian efforts in Haiti by donating digital pathology systems. These systems will enable remote pathology consultations, allowing physicians in Haiti to access the full pathology expertise at the University of Miami.
“Advances in telemedicine allow us to share resources and provide consultative support from our pathology experts at the University of Miami to our colleagues in Haiti,” said Dr. Richard J. Cote, professor and chairman of the Department of Pathology at the UM Miller School of Medicine. “BioImagene’s support will allow us to review digital slide images in real-time, and provide accurate diagnostic assessment to help physicians in Haiti provide the best care for their patients. This support will have long lasting repercussions, as telepathology will be an important aspect of rebuilding the Haitian medical infrastructure.”
“We thank BioImagene for their generous donation,” said Dr. Mehrdad Nadji, professor and vice chairman of the Department of Pathology at the Miller School. “With their support we will ultimately help Haitian patients in their recovery from the destruction and devastation left by the earthquake.”
The University of Miami will utilize BioImagene’s iScan scanner and Virtuoso™ web-based software to view, manage, archive, and analyze digital images. They will also use BioImagene’s telepathology capabilities to remotely review digital slide images and support pathology review and second opinions.
“BioImagene is happy to enable the University of Miami’s tremendous relief efforts in Haiti. Digital pathology will help pathologists in Haiti and Miami collaborate in real-time and make critical decisions rapidly, to help a community that is in dire need of the best medical expertise,” said Dr. Ajit Singh, Chief Executive Officer of BioImagene.
Mohan Uttarwar, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of BioImagene and President of PathXchange commented, “As a good corporate citizen we are happy to offer innovative products and expertise to enable the worldwide pathology community help the relief effort in Haiti. We have created a Haiti Relief User Group on PathXchange.org that will facilitate peer opinions between pathologists.”