Archive for March, 2011

CMS Releases Proposed Rule for ACOs

| March 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of CAP's Statline: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and CMS Administrator Donald M. Berwick, MD, this morning announced the release of the proposed rules for implementation of accountable care organizations (ACOs), as required under the health care reform law. Read rest of story here.    

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Olympus Licenses Digital Pathology Patents to Leica Microsystems

| March 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Busy news day at the end of Q1 2011. CENTER VALLEY, Pa., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Olympus America Inc. and Leica Microsystems GmbH of Wetzlar, Germany have signed a nonexclusive worldwide licensing agreement allowing Leica to access an extensive portfolio of patents held by Olympus in the field of digital pathology and virtual microscopy. […]

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Advanced Cell Diagnostics And Definiens Partner To Develop Tool For Quantitative Biomarker Analysis

| March 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

From DigitalPathologyInsigts.com: HAYWARD, Calif. and MUNICH, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Advanced Cell Diagnostics (ACD), a technological leader in molecular pathology, and Definiens, a leading provider for biomedical image and data analysis, announce today a strategic partnership to develop image analysis applications that will enable researchers to accurately quantify specific RNA molecules within individual cells […]

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Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. Launches Virtuoso Software for Digital Pathology

| March 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ventana acquired BioImagene last June.  This is the first of likely many improvements on their digital pathology platform. Latest version provides pathologists with superior case management and telepathology capabilities TUCSON, Ariz., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., a member of the Roche Group, announced today the availability of its next generation Virtuoso […]

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Aperio making strides

| March 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

In January Aperio released Version 11 of their software, Spectrum.  The press release noted: ""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 […]

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Proceedings of the 10th European Congress on Telepathology and 4th International Congress on Virtual Microscopy Proceedings

| March 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

from The 10th European Congress on Telepathology and 4th International Congress on Virtual Microscopy Vilnius, Lithuania. 1-3 July 2010 Edited by Klaus Kayser, Arvydas Laurinavicius and Gian Kayser Sponsorship for publication of these proceedings has been provided by the International Academy of Telepathology (IAT), COST-Action IC0604, EU Verein Förderung des Biol.-Techn. Fortschritts in der Medizin, e.V., […]

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Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Mission Ends; Joint Pathology Center to Open

| March 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

In Beyond Good and Evil, not the PlayStation or Xbox game, but rather the completely unrelated book by Friedrich Nietzsche, he writes, "Digressions, objections, delight in mockery, carefree mistrust are signs of health; everything unconditional belongs in pathology." If true and everything unconditional does belong in pathology that at some point in time between 1862 […]

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Can vendors use the word “telepathology”?

| March 28, 2011 | 1 Comment

  Can vendors use the word "telepathology" in marketing materials?  Few do out of concern due to lack of FDA clearance for the scanning device.  Companies based overseas are particularly reluctant and dare say the term.  Even some of the newer vendors to the space are careful to point out that their devices are for "research purposes only" and disclaimers to […]

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Finnish researchers develop giant multi-user microscope

| March 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Finnish researchers have created an innovative new microscope that responds to hand and finger gestures on a giant touch screen. Looks like the images are off of a Mirax scanner.   More information on MutliTouch (English pdf). The 'multitouch microscope' is the fruit of collaboration between researchers from the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), […]

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Futurescape Fast Approaching – Register Now

| March 27, 2011 | 1 Comment

You will want to be a part of Futurescape IV, the CAP Foundation’s conference, coming soon — April 15-17, 2011 — at the InterContinental Hotel O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill. At Futurescape, you’ll connect the most innovative and novel areas of development with implementation in the current practice of pathology. You’ll learn how the latest technologies […]

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Tips and Tricks for Scanning and Viewing Digital Slides – Aperio Webinar April 27th

| March 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

This should be a good one.  Ole Eichhorn is a good speaker who has a way of making technical issues simple and user friendly Wednesday, April 27, 2011 7:00 am Pacific Time, 10:00 am Eastern Time (3:00 pm London GMT / 9:00 am Mexico City Standard Time)   OR  4:00 pm Pacific Time, 7:00 pm Eastern Time(8:00 am Japan Time / 9:00 am Australia […]

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CAP ’11 Abstracts Submission Deadline Coming Soon

| March 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Be sure to submit your abstracts and case studies for CAP ’11. The deadline is Friday, April 1, 2011. Remember, Junior Members are eligible for awards up to $1,500. To submit an abstract or case study, visit cap.org/cap11 and choose “Abstract Submissions at CAP ’11”  

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Thoughts on CAP Companion Society Meeting at USCAP 2011

| March 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

A couple of weeks have passed and enough time has passed to digest what I thought about the CAP Companion Society I was fortunate enough to speak at the recent USCAP meeting.  Unfortunately, this was the only part of the meeting I was able to attend this year.  For a more complete review of the […]

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HistoRx Receives Fundamental Patent on Standardization of Results In Digital Pathology

| March 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

Information contained on this page is provided by companies via press release distributed through PR Newswire, an independent third-party content provider. PR Newswire, WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. SOURCE HistoRx, Inc. HistoRx, Inc., recently announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent protecting the […]

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