Archive for March, 2014

Leica Biosystems teams with Beckman Coulter and Molecular Devices at AACR 2014 in San Diego – April 6-9

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Take a Closer Look – See How We Can Accelerate Your Research Visit Leica Biosystems Booth #2313, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences Booth #2307, and Molecular Devices Booth #2412 Short Feature Presentations on Digital Pathology will be given on Monday, April 7th and Tuesday, April 8th in the Beckman Coulter Booth (#2307) Monday, April 7th, 2014 […]

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Cedars-Sinai Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Named 2014 Lab of the Year

| March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES (March 26, 2014) – The Cedars-Sinai Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine was named the 2014 Lab of the Year by the prominent magazine Medical Laboratory Observer for its commitment to quality patient care — from new technologies to creative opportunities that better serve the local community. “When done best, pathology comprises more than simply making a […]

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Leica Biosystems Signs Agreement with GNYHA Services

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

BUFFALO GROVE, IL, March 24, 2014 – Leica Biosystems announced that it has signed an agreement with GNYHA Services, an acute care group purchasing and supply chain management organization. Effective March 1, 2014, Leica Biosystems’ comprehensive Anatomical Pathology product portfolio of instruments and consumables was made available to GYNHA Services: over 300 acute care and […]

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Where do Retail Clinics Fit in the New Healthcare Model?

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Meeting Unmet Patient Needs  Timed well with millions of Americans becoming insured under the ACA’s new healthcare coverage, the number of retail clinics is rapidly growing to meet patient needs. With an anticipated shortage of primary care providers, these clinics are geared up to fill in the care gaps, including offering limited laboratory testing. While […]

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Remote Medical Technologies Releases iMedHD2™ With DisplayMapper™ Technology

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Updated features and enhancements to the newly developed iMedHD2™ provide pathologists with the latest innovative telepathology technology. March 25, 2014- Melville, NY – Remote Medical Technologies, LLC. has released its iMedHD2™ telepathology system, an improvement from the existing iMedHD™ telemedicine system platform.   Remote Medical Technologies (RMT) has continued to improve upon their existing technological advancements in […]

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ZEISS Exhibiting Axio Scan.Z1 at AACR – Visit Booth #2426

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Carl Zeiss Microscopy is pleased to announce they will be attending this year’s annual meeting for the American Association for Cancer Research in San Diego.  Stop by booth # 2426 to try out the newest products from ZEISS and for a chance to win a pair of ZEISS binoculars, receive a special offer for class-leading […]

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Join Definiens at the AACR Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA

| March 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Join Definiens at the AACR Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA Genomics has made great strides in advancing cancer diagnostics, but alone it cannot write the future of patient care. It will be Tissue Phenomics™ and the correlation of big data from tissue and genomics that will be the real game changer in improving patient […]

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Harnessing the Power of Real-Time Analytics to Achieve World Class Performance in Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups

| March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

FREE Special Edition White Paper  Download Your FREE White Paper Today! Medical laboratories and pathology groups are facing enormous levels of change in their clinical, regulatory and financial environments. As the Affordable Care Act is implemented, laboratories see downward pressure on reimbursement at both the federal and payer level, coupled with increased emphasis on efficiency […]

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microDimensions Launches Voloom 2.0 With Unrivaled Performance in 3D Histology Reconstruction

| March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Voloom is microDimensions‘ highly automated digital pathology software for histology reconstruction from serial sections. With Voloom, 3D histology is becoming real, in particular the visualization, segmentation, volumetric measurement, and analysis in 3D stacks reconstructed from series of histological sections. Voloom 2.0 features a free 3D viewer for 3D histology volumes, new whole slide file formats […]

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Buh bye, pap smear!

| March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Because I enjoy reading pap smears as much as the next pathologist, I was saddened to read about the pending demise of the beloved cervical cytology specimen.  About a week ago, an FDA advisory panel recommended use of a DNA-based HPV test for cervical screening.  The Roche Cobas 4800 (http://www.roche.com/media/media_releases/med-cor-2014-03-13.htm) is the recommended testing platform […]

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Genomics and Health Informatics Fellowship Opening

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Genomics and Health Informatics Fellowship is available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Ga.   The Fellow will have the opportunity to work with CDC scientists and external collaborators to advance the capability of sharing the variant file generated from clinical next-generation sequencing tests to achieve interoperability among laboratories, databases and registries, electronic […]

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The pathologist-patient relationship – does it exist?

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the arguments against using telemedicine is that it damages the physician-patient relationship.  For a patient-contact specialty, never having the chance to touch your patient s probably impairs your ability to diagnose and treat them.  Beyond the art of physical exam, establishing a personal relationship between the one who suffers and the one who […]

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Does a single national medical license pave the way for telepathology?

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Have you ever moved to a new state and had to apply for another state medical license? How easy was that? Did you wish that you could have just one medical license that covered you for the whole United States? More support for a federal licensing system, or some cooperative state version thereof, was recently […]

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Happy Birthday Journal of Pathology Informatics

| March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Honored to be a part of the editorial board of the Journal of Pathology Informatics (JPI) and anyone reading this with an interest in pathology informatics owes Anil and Liron a debt of gratitude for starting a journal on the subject and sustaining the effort now 4 years later.  Understanding how difficult it can be […]

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