If you are reading this from San Antonio this week attending the USCAP meeting, be sure to check out Omnyx's IDP solution in booth 330.
Omnyx has focused on workflow since its inception and this demo should highlight their work to date and the efficiencies to be had with digital pathology.
Omnyx, a joint venture of GE Healthcare and UPMC is showing their IDP solution designed by pathologists, for pathologists and built from the ground up with help from a global team of collaborators with the overall goal of digitizing the pathologist's process with intuitive and efficient solutions.
Omnyx will demonstrate its complete product line, which includes the VL4 and VL120 whole slide scanners, Pathologist Workstation, Histology Workstation, Web Viewer, Algorithms, Workflow Server, and Digital Archive for image storage. These products will be sold initially for research use only. By digitizing the slides and corresponding workflow, the Omnyx technology is intended to do what a traditional microscope cannot — unite an entire pathology department and improve collaboration, communication and efficiency.
Of note, Omnyx will be demonstrating for the first time the VL120 whole slide scanner, which is capable of holding 120 slides that are automatically loaded and scanned. When launched, this product will be used in environments where continuous scanning is critical to sustain throughput. The VL120 is a complement to the already unveiled Omnyx VL4 scanner, currently for research use,and uses the identical scanning engine, which includes the patented Independent Dual Sensor imaging technology which can scan slides automatically at 20x or 40x magnification with speed and quality.
The Omnyx IDP solution integrates what are often stand alone products into a comprehensive platform. It combines high speed, high quality whole slide scanning with scalable information technology products to create a solution that addresses the reliability and process requirements of pathologists and enables single and multi-site organizations to benefit from increased efficiencies and greater access to peers in the field. It provides pathologists and histologists the tools necessary to work in closer collaboration and efficiently digitize their processes.