Leica Biosystems Partners with eyesFinder™ to Create Powerful Decision Support Tools for Pathologists

| January 13, 2014

eyesfinderlogo_0_0Aperio’s former CTO, Ole Eichorn, has started a new company called eyesFinder which is developing visual search technologies that could be used to provide decision support tools with pathology images. Stay tuned.

Vista, CA – January 9th, 2013 – Leica Biosystems, the global leader in ePathology solutions, announced, today, a partnership with eyesFinder, a leading developer of visual search technology, to create powerful decision support tools for pathologists.  This relationship builds on Leica Biosystems innovation strategy to be the provider of choice for world-leading digital pathology solutions.  A key aspect of this approach is to build expertise in managing big data to support pathology decisions. 

Leica Biosystems seeks to leverage the powerful visual search tools created by eyesFinder enabling instant use of vast amounts of information from cloud-hosted information repositories. “Visual search will revolutionize the practice of pathology and free up massive resources that could be directed elsewhere,” said Puneet Sarin, vice president, general manager, Pathology Imaging, Leica Biosystems. “It has potential to not only aid analysis, but serve as a much needed post-interpretive quality assessment tool.” 

eyesFinder is a new company founded by Ole Eichhorn, who served as chief technology officer of Aperio, which was acquired by Leica Biosystems in 2012.  At eyesFinder, Ole will continue to build on his expertise in leading technical teams as he demonstrated at several successful start-ups, including Digital Insight™, Intuit®, and PayPal™.  “Visual search is the next step in search,” commented Ole.  “eyesFinder’s precise visual search algorithms enable a wide range of applications, including decision support for pathology.  We look forward to working with Leica Biosystems to build some amazing new tools for pathologists.”

About Leica Biosystems:
Leica Biosystems is a global leader in laboratory workflow solutions and automation, providing a comprehensive product range for each step in the anatomical pathology process, from sample preparation and staining to imaging and reporting. Leica’s easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and overall confidence. Recognizing there is a shortage of pathology expertise worldwide, and increasing subspecialization, Leica Biosystems expanded its capability in digital pathology with the acquisition of Aperio ePathology Solutions.

The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 6 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany.  For more information go to: www.LeicaBiosystems.com.

About eyesFinder:
eyesFinder is a leading developer of comprehensive visual search technology. Our patented technology allows you to take a picture and do a search of anything; from a pair of shoes that you spot while on your daily walk through the city, to a particular skyscraper that you catch glimpse of in the New York skyline.  We also partner with companies in a wide variety of markets who incorporate our visual search capability into their products, including medical imaging and database search applications.  Please visit http://eyesfinder.com to try our online beta and learn more.

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