Archive for July, 2011

New distributorship announcement: Aperio

| July 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Genecompany is now the sole distributor for Aperio in Hong Kong and China. We’re pleased to inform that Genecompany is now the authorized distributor for Aperio in Hong Kong and China. With this agreement, Genecompany now offer our customers the Aperio‘s products which are the only complete solution for digital pathology over the world. Read […]

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Farewell Walter Reed Hospital

| July 28, 2011 | 1 Comment

After more than 100 years of active operations, Walter Reed Army Medical Center lowered its flag for the last time as activities transition to the newly constructed Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in neighboring Bethesda, MD. The hospital was known for both treating U.S. presidents and high ranking military and civilian officials and scandal […]

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What if the cure for cancer were discovered tomorrow?

| July 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

There is a quote I heard or saw a number of years ago that says something like "Medicine, the only profession that labors incessantly to destroy the reason for its own existence". Recently ESPN went through a telethon for the Jimmy V Foundation and the ESPY awards and celebration always receive mention of Coach Jim Valvano […]

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Indica Labs extends In situ hybridization capabilities with automated quantification of dual ISH assays

| July 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Albuquerque, New Mexico 7/26/2011 – Indica Labs, inc. announces new capabilities for measuring dual ISH assays for the purpose of measuring gene amplification in tumors and other tissues. The new, fully automated and quantitative solution allows researchers and pathologists to measure dual ISH assays, such as those provided by leading reagent manufacturers, with the single click of a […]

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PathXL Performance Acceleration – Upgrade For All PathXL Users

| July 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

i-Path is pleased to introduce improved performance for PathXL platform, available to all customers from the 20th July 2011.  This upgrade will bring noticeable benefits for i-Path customers who use PathXL for research, education and clinical purposes. The PathXL acceleration integrates with the PathXL Image Server to speed up the delivery of digital images.  From […]

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MikroScan Achieves Groundbreaking Footprint in Desktop Whole Slide Scanner for Digital Pathology

| July 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of the San Francisco Chronicle via PRWeb Vista, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2011 Whole slide imaging (WSI) manufacturer, MikroScan Technologies, Inc., announces a breakthrough in size threshold of its ultra-small desktop whole-slide scanner, the MikroScan D2, which is designed for secondary diagnostic analysis and collaboration for digital pathology, clinical research, and education applications. With workspace […]

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FDA Releases Draft Of Mobile Health App Guidelines

| July 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Washington Post (7/19, Overly) in its Capital Business column reported that the Food and Drug Administration has "proposed its first-ever regulations of the burgeoning mobile health industry" Tuesday, concentrating on a "segment of applications that officials described as being akin to medical devices." FDA policy adviser Bakul Patel, who helped develop the guidelines, "said the agency sought […]

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How Should Personalized Medicine & Digital Pathology Work Together?

| July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of the Digital Pathology Association. I think this year's Pathology Visions program is going to be excellent with more news about the program to follow shortly.  If you have attended before, I think you will find the topics for this year's speakers very engaging, current and practical.  If you haven't been before, this may […]

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FDA seeks comments on proposed policy for companion diagnostics

| July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

(Submitted by Steve Potts, CEO of Flagship Biosciences, a digital pathology services company).  On July 12, 2011, the FDA released a new draft guidance on the development and review of companion diagnostics (CDx). I would encourage anyone working in anatomic pathology to review the draft, as it will have widespread impact on digital pathology companies, […]

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How Internet-Based Lab Tests Access Helps Clinical Laboratories Serve Un-Insured and Under-Insured Patients

| July 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Internet-based companies that provide consumers with access to lab tests provide a significant and highly valued service for patients, particularly for those patients who are uninsured and underinsured.
The companies also provide services for patients who have high deductible health insurance plans and for any patients looking to keep the cost of lab tests low. Typically, patients who are fully insured do not need to the services of Internet-based companies that provide consumers with access to lab tests because their lab tests are paid in full by third-party insurance company or these patients are required to pay only a small co-pay or coinsurance at the time of service.

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Travel Awards Available for the Pathology Informatics 2011 Conference

| July 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Association for Pathology Informatics is awarding a limited number of stipends of $1,500 to attend the Pathology Informatics 2011 Conference at the Pittsburgh Wyndham Grand hotel in Pittsburgh. The conference will take place on October 4-7, 2011. Awardees must be residents, post-doctoral students, or fellows in accredited teaching programs. This is the premier pathology […]

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Association for Pathology Informatics – Teaching Institution Memberships

| July 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

I think there is a recognized need among practicing pathologists that there is a shortage of pathologists that have informatics expertise as one of their skill sets.  Pathology groups and laboratories, in my opinion, to remain competitive are going to have to have internal informatics expertise to be successful and grow as desired.  One of […]

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CMS seeks to delay e-reporting requirement

| July 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

The CMS has proposed an array of rule changes affecting physicians and their use of health information technology under various Medicare and Medicaid payment regimes, including delaying for at least a year a requirement for the direct, electronic reporting of physician quality data as part of the meaningful use requirements of the electronic health-record incentive payment program […]

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DigiPath & PathXL Create Digital Pathology Education Partnership

| July 13, 2011 | 1 Comment

Henderson, Nevada, USA, and Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK July 13, 2011 DigiPath, Inc®, a provider of affordable, innovative, and reliable digital pathology solutions, and PathXL Ltd., a company that specializes in developing web-based software for digital pathology, have joined together to increase user adoption of digital pathology within North America based academic medical centers through educational applications. […]

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