Aperio Expands Spectrum™ Functionality for Digital Pathology Management in Release 11

| January 21, 2011

Industry’s Most Advanced Image and Information Management System

VISTA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aperio, the global leader in providing digital pathology solutions that improve patient care and enable personalized medicine, today announced the availability of new enhancements to its digital pathology system. Targeting the evolving needs of pathology professionals, Release 11 enhances workflow capabilities and increases the performance of Aperio’s Spectrum™ image and information management system to better enable the viewing, analysis and management of digital slides and other images in a secure multi-user, multi-site environment.

“Release 11 adds and expands key features of our system that address the needs of pathologists in both clinical and research environments, based on broad usage and feedback from our customers”

"Release 11 adds and expands key features of our system that address the needs of pathologists in both clinical and research environments, based on broad usage and feedback from our customers,” said Dirk G. Soenksen, CEO of Aperio. “Through our ongoing development efforts we continue to supply the pathology community with the most comprehensive patent-protected digital pathology solutions available to help inform better patient care decisions.”

Spectrum consolidates pathology cases, projects, specimens and slides into an integrated source with 24/7 anytime access, eliminating the transfer of glass slides, improving efficiency and streamlining pathology workflow and analysis.

Spectrum’s secure, customizable workflow has made it the digital pathology information management solution of choice for leading global institutions including ARUP Laboratories and Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Key enhancements to Release 11.0 include:

  • New Look and Workflow Enhancements – Spectrum has been redesigned with a streamlined look, new images and icons and many additional usability improvements such as an easy-to-use search function and customized data views for streamlined clinical workflow.
  • Compliance Module – Spectrum includes a compliance module that provides a robust audit system to support GLP and 21 CFR Part 11 compliance standards. Compliance capabilities have been enhanced to provide system administrators and internal and external auditors with more control and additional flexibility, including the ability to require reason entry and electronic signatures on data changes to specified fields.
  • Image Analysis – A key benefit of Spectrum is the extensive support for image analysis applications to highlight and extract information from digital slides managed by the system. Release 11 offers many enhancements to these applications, such as fluorescence image analysis support and histogram data displays.

Aperio is the recognized leader in digital pathology, with a rapidly growing global installed base of more than 750 systems in over 30 countries, including nearly 500 systems in hospitals and references labs, the 13 largest pharmaceutical companies and a multitude of biotechnology and government organizations.

 


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