PathXL and Olympus Soft Imaging Solutions Announce Digital Pathology Education Partnership

| June 8, 2012

Olympus Soft Imaging Solutions GmbH (OSIS), a leading system solution provider in microscopy and PathXL Ltd., a company that specialises in developing web-based software for digital pathology, announced today a non-exclusive worldwide original equipment manufacturer (OEM) software distribution agreement for PathXL’s Digital Pathology Education Solutions.  Under the partnership, OSIS will market and sell PathXL’s solutions for training, development, education, testing and quality assessment purposes to the Digital Scientific Education market. 

OSIS, well-known in the scientific micro imaging field, will expand their offering to include digital pathology education applications; Olympus E-Learning Solution powered by PathXL will be showcased at the 11th European Congress of Telepathology and 5th International Congress on Virtual Microscopy in Venice, 6 – 9 June.


Olympus E-Learning Solution will enable users to effectively create and manage digital slides and other content, publish online, share and view from anywhere in the world. The solution provides on-line virtual microscopy teaching, educational, CPD and competency exam resources in minutes, significantly enhancing student, trainee and the professional experience.  The solution also incorporates a platform which supports early stage training for residents in pathology.  Trainees can work through real cases and assess how well they have performed.  The software will be available directly from OSIS worldwide.

Commenting on the agreement, Dr. Tobias Schilling, Section Manager of Olympus Soft Imaging Solutions, stated

“The OLYMPUS VS120 is an advanced digital slide scanning system for brightfield and fluorescence applications.  It offers a complete spectrum of functionality for Research, Training including Remote Conferencing and Consultations tools. With the integration of PathXL’s Digital Pathology Education Solutions we enlarge our solutions by a complete Digital Learning Environment.  Our customers will benefit from PathXL’s long-term experience in the field of digital pathology and a fully integrated solution offered by Olympus.”

Philip Murray, Executive Vice President of PathXL, stated

“We are delighted to enter this strategic partnership with Olympus Soft Imaging Solutions.  PathXL are specialists in delivering digital pathology education software applications.  The partnership enables the company to continue its rapid expansion throughout Europe, UK and beyond.  Olympus Soft Imaging Solutions and PathXL are well positioned to be the market leader within digital pathology medical education.”

About PathXL

PathXL specialises in web-based software and workflows for Digital Pathology.  Its PathXL™ Manager product provides a robust, secure and open web-based platform to enable digital pathology users across all fields to manage, view and collaborate around virtual slides easily and efficiently.  In addition, PathXL provides a range of applications and workflows on top of PathXL™ Manager to deliver specific solutions to pathologists, scientists and students in Education, Research, Clinical and Biobanking settings.  PathXL also provides a full range of supporting services, including scanning, hosting, image analysis and consultancy.  PathXL operates in the UK, Europe and North America.

PathXL is a privately owned company, headquartered in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  For more information please visit:

About Olympus Soft Imaging Solutions GmbH

Olympus Soft Imaging Solutions strives to develop and build effective hardware and software solutions for microscopic image processing and analysis.  Their team of engineers, scientists, and service specialists provide complete training and service to satisfied customers in sciences and industries.  Olympus Soft Imaging Solutions generates synergies, offering a unique opportunity for establishing a “Center of Competence and Excellence” for Olympus operations in the scientific micro imaging field.

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