Archive for June, 2014

Visiopharm Fully Automated APP for Ki67 Assessment in Breast Cancer CE Marked for In-Vitro Diagnostic Use in Europe

| June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Exciting news from Visiopharm – their Ki67 diagnostic App has received the CE mark for in-vitro diagnostic use in Europe. The Virtual Double Staining (VDS) Ki67 module for breast is a novel, patented and now CE-marked diagnostic APP intended for automated tumor/stroma separation and computation of the Ki67 labelling index for the identified tumor cells. […]

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The Growing Use of Digital Images in Pathology: Discover the Opportunities—and Challenges—of Using Digital Pathology in Your Laboratory

| June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

WEBINAR TOMORROW! REGISTER HERE. Tuesday, July 1, 2014     Add to Calendar 2:00 PM Eastern 1:00 PM Central 12:00 PM Mountain 11:00 AM Pacific WEBINAR DESCRIPTION: REGISTER NOW! Acceptance of digital pathology as a proven diagnostic tool is growing fast. These days, there’s a lot of interest in what digital pathology can—and can’t—do. And while there are […]

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Check out PathLead

| June 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last month I made mention of Leica Biosystems release of two new customer apps for immunohistochemistry education and reference. Since that time, I have had more opportunity to download and work with the App on my iPhone and iPad.  Simply put, if you are doing any immunohistochemistry work, this is a very helpful (and free) app.  […]

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Great Apps for Paps

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

These apps for paps are must haves if you do cervical cytology for a quick mobile reference that are easy to use and up to date for the myriad of guidelines and appropriate ancillary studies to consider performing or reflex testing to order with clinical references. iPhone versions tested and iPhone screenshots provided.  Click on […]

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Car washes, crib sheets and surgical pathology: Sleaze, graft and corruption

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Summers and a couple of winter breaks in college I worked at a car wash in suburban Chicago. This was after I learned auto body work and auto detailing. It seemed to make sense to me to learn how to apply bondo, fix bumpers, paint and buff and then understand how to keep a car’s […]

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Software Spots Genetic Disorders from Regular Photos

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

A number of genetic diseases give their petients unique facial characteristics, Down’s syndrome probably being the most famous. While some physicians are able to spot specific diseases, there hasn’t been a systematic way of using facial features to diagnose disease. Some diseases, being extremely rare, often end up going unnoticed for years while being displayed openly […]

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Definiens Secures € 15 Million for Tissue Phenomics-based Cancer Diagnostics

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Munich, June 23, 2014  – Definiens AG which offers a unique approach to tissue diagnostics aimed at helping physicians improve treatment said that it has closed a round of financing for € 15 Million. The round was led by Wellington Partners, a leading pan-European venture capital firm. Gilde Healthcare co-led the financing round and was […]

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Building 5 and The Gypsy King: The Den of Thieves – Part 1

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here is another piece that did not make it into “A Piece of My Mind” edited for content and lengthened to update from initial thoughts 20 years ago.  Like many on Sunday before last, on TV, Facebook and even medical websites, people reminisced about their fathers, the lesson they learned from them and the hopes […]

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Omnyx Achieves CE Mark in the EU For Primary Diagnosis

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Building on news from last year (see: Omnyx Acquires CE Mark in Europe), Omnyx recently announced more significant news with their approval for their Integrated Digital Pathology (IDP) solution with the new VL120 high volume scanner for primary diagnosis. Great news for getting the right slide on the right patient to the right pathologist at the […]

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ASI Looking for Clinical Validation Partners

| June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Clinical Validation Test for CISH Applied Spectral Imaging is recruiting a pathology lab to participate in a clinical validation study for HER2 CISH testing. The objective of this study is to evaluate the success of ASI’s GenASIs HiPath system to analyze breast tissue slides and measure the HER2 amplification degree on specimens stained with Ventana’s […]

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Register now for Leica Biosystems’ next FREE Pathology Leaders™ Webinar: IHC Work-Up for Carcinoma of Unknown Origin

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Register now for Leica Biosystems’ next FREE Pathology Leaders™ Webinar: “IHC Work-Up for Carcinoma of Unknown Origin” Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:00 am and 1:00 pm CST/4:00 pm and 7:00 pm GMT IHC Work-Up for Carcinoma of Unknown Origin Join Regan Fulton, M.D, PhD. Director of Contract Research and Staff Pathologist at PhenoPath Laboratories. Wednesday, […]

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Meet microDimensions at the European Congress on Digital Pathology & at the STP’s Annual Symposium

| June 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

microDimensions is pleased to exhibit at the European Congress on Digital Pathology in Paris (ECDP) and the Society of Toxicologic Pathology’s Symposium in Washington D.C. (STP) We would be happy to welcome you at our booth! ECDP – Paris, June 18 – 20, 2014 STP – Washington D.C., June 22 – 25, 2014 Stop by booth #5 […]

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Meet microDimensions in June at the 98. Jahrestagung der DGP

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

microDimensions is pleased to announce their attendance as Hamamatsu’s co-exhibitor at the 98. Jahrestagung der DGP (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pathologie). We recommend you take time to visit us! DGP – Berlin, June 13 – 14, 2014 Stop by booth# B25 were we will be showcasing our new version of Voloom, the most intuitive and automated software […]

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The State of Digital Pathology Today – Part 3

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Earlier this year I started a now 3-part series on the “State of Digital Pathology Today” with part 1 in January and part 2 in February. Since that time many changes have and are taking place in both the pathology market as a whole and with digital pathology in particular. First, issues of reimbursement and […]

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