Archive for October, 2011

Ventana Receives FDA Clearance for HER2 (4B5) Image Analysis and Digital Read Applications

| October 30, 2011

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the VENTANA Companion Algorithm HER2 (4B5) for image analysis applications with associated VIRTUOSO software and iScan Coreo Au scanner. Ventana is now the only company with a […]

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Indica Labs Unveil Groundbreaking IHC Quantification Algorithm at Pathology Visions

| October 28, 2011

  Very cool — robust image analysis combined with whole slide images with per-cell classification of multiple stains.  Negates region of interest detection & multiple slides for multiple stains. Albuquerque, New Mexico   10/29/2011 – Indica Labs, Inc. will be unveiling a groundbreaking IHC quantification package at the 2011 Pathology Visions conference being held next week […]

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Omnyx™ships sixth VL4 digital pathology scanner

| October 28, 2011

Pittsburgh, PA – 10/27/2011 – GE announced today shipment of the Omnyx™ VL4 scanner to beta customers worldwide. To date, six Omnyx VL4 scanners have been shipped and are in operation for testing purposes and this marks a significant milestone in Omnyx's efforts to deliver a leading Integrated Digital Pathology solution. The Omnyx solution will be […]

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Leica Microsystems to Launch Clinical Workflow Solution for Digital Pathology at Pathology Visions

| October 27, 2011

  Looking forward to all the new launches and releases at Visions. Here is one from Leica Microsystems from selectscience.net.   Leica Microsystems has announced that it is to launch its clinical workflow solution for Digital Pathology at Pathology Visions 2011. The Digital Image Hub Enterprise* with powerful image management, integration and communication capabilities, combined with the […]

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Karos Health Signs Licensing Agreement With Apollo

| October 25, 2011

Clinical Multimedia Solutions Provider Enhances Product Interoperability Falls Church, Va. – Oct. 25 2011 – Karos Health, a leader in standards-based clinical information exchange and storage solutions, announced recently that Apollo, a leading provider of clinical multimedia content management solutions, has signed a licensing agreement for Rialto, Karos' platform for clinical information exchange and storage. […]

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Clarient Joins the HistoRx® Clinical Trials Network

| October 24, 2011

Collaboration with GE Healthcare company offers AQUA technology clinical research services in a CLIA environment Branford, Connecticut – October 24, 2011 – Clarient, a GE Healthcare company, and HistoRx® , Inc.,  have signed a definitive agreement to provide pharma services using AQUA® technology to their growing lists of pharma clients.  By implementing HistoRx’s AQUA technology […]

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Earn CME Credits Online From Pathology Visions!

| October 24, 2011

There are many accredited institutions that offer online access to courses in health science and medical specialties. For those concentrating in pathology, this year will be the first time the Pathology Visions conference will offer CME for physicians attending the meeting or those who are not at the meeting but can attend webcasts for up […]

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China sees expanding need for anatomic pathology services

| October 24, 2011

Abundant opportunity to in-source pathology services from overseas illustrated by this story.  Also speaks to why I think outsourcing not a threat — pathologist capacity and the main reason in-sourcing from countries such as China may represent a significant opportunity for U.S. pathologists. See entire story from The Dark Daily: Anatomic Pathology in China Is […]

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Invitation for Upcoming LLTech Webinar — October 21

| October 20, 2011

LLTech is creating innovative techniques for cellular imaging of fresh tissue.  Recommend looking at this if you are involved with frozen sections, tissue banking, tissue mining, research and biobanking. A reminder about our Light-CT webinar presentation - October 21st!  Dear Industry Colleague,  You are invited to join our webinar Friday, October 21, beginning 11:30 am EDT. Your host for […]

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Aperio to Market Visiopharm’s New Computer Assisted Stereological Toolbox for Whole Slide Stereology

| October 20, 2011

Nice combination of leading companies combining whole slide and stereology.  These are the type of applications that are not possible with analog slides alone and provide high throughput increased quantitation beyond light microscopy.  The potential to analyze cellular biology through digital techniques over tumor biology alone with conventional microscopy will be one of the most […]

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Responses to Digital Pathology Market Share Shows Sluggish Growth

| October 19, 2011

I received a number of responses to my recent re-posting of Digital Pathology Market Shows Sluggish Growth reproduced from Laboratory Economics.   The comments I received ranged from "I told you so" to "Dr. Gown is completely wrong" to "the numbers do not reflect other benefits of digital pathology outside billable revenues" to "this is only for the […]

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New article on Digital Pathology: A Regulatory Overview

| October 18, 2011

Very nice read by Dr. Holger Lange of Flagship Biosciences in this month's ASCP LabMedicine (subscription required) on regulatory issues in digital pathology.  Holger provides a clear overview of the issues pertinent to digital pathology today. Abstract Digital pathology is a new technology and industry. Official agencies, including the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), the College of American […]

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New survey released on how hospitals use smartphones and tablets

| October 18, 2011

First Smartphones. Now Tablets. New Survey Results Uncover How Hospitals Like Yours Are Keeping Up After surveying more than 600 healthcare organizations, we now have a better understanding of how smartphones and tablets are changing the way hospital staff communicate today. In fact, 90% of respondents stated a portion of their staff use smartphones for […]

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Digital Pathology Market Shows Sluggish Growth

| October 17, 2011

I learn something new from Laboratory Economics every month.  According to the most recent October issue, there has only been a 4% increase in billables for CPT Code 88361, the code used for quantitative IHC analysis. Their estimate puts the total US clinical market for digital pathology at about $80 million as below.  Perhaps additional […]

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