Archive for May, 2010

Definiens Invites Speakers for First International Definiens Symposium this October in Spain

| May 31, 2010 | 0 Comments

Definiens is proud to announce the First International Definiens Symposium in Madrid, Spain. Announcement PDF When: October 7‐8, 2010 Where: CNIC ‐ Melchor Fernández Almagro, 3, 28029 Madrid, España. The annual Definiens Symposium serves as the premier forum for developers and users of the Definiens image analysis platform and applications from around the world to […]

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Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences Selects Definiens Software For Liver Toxicology Study

| May 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

North Carolina-based Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences has selected Definiens image analysis software for comprehensive liver toxicology study The Hamner Institutes will utilize Definiens TissueStudio and Definiens Developer XD to develop an application that automatically analyzes images of liver tissue slides. The application will identify and quantify apoptotic nuclei in hundreds of whole-slide liver tissue […]

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Hastings Center Report – Medical Tourism

| May 30, 2010 | 2 Comments

Came across this interesting article from The Hastings Center Report © 2010 The Hastings Center by I. Glenn Cohen reprinted on Medscape. The numbers and scenarios are staggering.  Its worth the read. Medical Tourism: The View from Ten Thousand Feet   Medical tourism—the travel of patients from their home country to another for the primary purpose of seeking medical […]

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BioImagene to show its digital pathology solutions at European Congress

| May 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

Comany sees increasing European demand for BioImagene solutions prompts expansion Berlin, Germany, — May 27, 2010 – BioImagene, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end digital pathology solutions, launched its suite of digital pathology solutions in Europe. The company will showcase these digital pathology solutions at the Woche der Pathologie Congress in Berlin, which takes place from May 27-30, 2010. The solutions […]

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First edition of Journal of Pathology Informatics has been published!

| May 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

The first edition of JPI has been published. Congratulations again to Liron Pantanowitz and Anil Parwani for making this happen as quickly as they did. Please open the following link to view it: http://www.jpathinformatics.org/browse.asp Stepwise approach to establishing multiple outreach laboratory information system-electronic medical record interfaces Pantanowitz Liron, LaBranche Wayne, Lareau WilliamJ Pathol Inform 2010, 1:5 […]

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PATHOLOGY VISIONS ABSTRACT DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 15

| May 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

The deadline to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations has been extended to June 15! To submit your abstract, click here. Poster presenters will be given a two-day display opportunity. Outstanding posters will be eligible to receive complimentary conference registration. As a presenter, you can share your experiences and discuss potential uses for digital […]

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How laboratories use social networks

| May 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Dark Daily has an interesting piece on how medical lab marketers are engaging customers on social networks. There are additional Dark Report stories as well to check out.

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Who is on your “A team”?

| May 23, 2010 | 1 Comment

During a recent discussion with one of my colleagues he asked me if I could think of 5 people who I have worked with, done business with, worked for or supervised that would constitute my "A team". He then gave me a couple of names on his "A team".  Among them was a former chairman, […]

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Definiens Digital Pathology Webinar Announcement: SOX2 Evaluation in NSCLC using Definiens Tissue Studio

| May 22, 2010 | 1 Comment

From Digital Pathology Insights Date: June 10th, 2010 Time: 11am EDT / 4pm GMT Join us for a webinar: SOX2 Evaluation in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer using Definiens Tissue Studio. In this talk, a study on SOX2 amplification in non-small cell lung cancer with a special focus on IHC assessment using Definiens Tissue Studio image […]

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Telecytopathology for immediate evaluation of fine-needle aspiration specimens

| May 20, 2010 | 1 Comment

I was recently asked to write an editorial for Cancer Cytopathology on "Telecytopathology for immediate evaluation of fine-needle aspiration specimens" for an upcoming edition of the journal when an article looking at implementing a solution for this purpose will be published. This article has been published in electronic form ahead of print.  If you can […]

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Abstracts Solicited for the Pathology Informatics 2010 Conference in Boston on 19-22 Septembe

| May 20, 2010 | 1 Comment

Courtesy of labsoftnews.com: The Pathology Informatics 2010 (PI-2010) conference will take place in Boston. MA, on 19-22 September, 2010. Abstracts for scientific sessions and e-posters are being solicited in connection with the conference with a firm deadline of July 30 for both categories. PI-2010 is the largest and most comprehensive pathology informatics CME event in […]

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A CEO’s Guide to Molecular Diagnostic Reimbursement: Navigating the Many Challenges of Reimbursement and Commercialization

| May 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

FREE Special Edition White Paper Download Your FREE White Paper Today! Simply Complete The Form Below Reimbursement and commercialization are significant challenges in this era of personalized medicine and comparative effectiveness. Many traditional clinical laboratories and early stage startup companies are trying to enter this space and are struggling to evaluate both the market and […]

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CBLPath Announces Department of Integrated Diagnostics

| May 18, 2010 | 1 Comment

Saw this press release yesterday that looks interesting.  Admittedly I do not know much about CBLPath beyond what I saw on their website.  It seems they are a national subspecialty laboratory independent of a clinical facility associated with the laboratory.  While news such as this always seems exciting I often wonder how one gets from […]

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Video instructions for free worldwide pathology classroom

| May 16, 2010 | 1 Comment

Dr. John Minarcik has come up with a way to provide pathology lectures from his home PC with free software applications.  This short 15 minute video describes how he does it.  He also has a number of other pathology videos on YouTube. I think that Dr. Minarcik has done a nice job using Web 2.0 […]

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