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| June 29, 2014

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.  The app since using it more is complete with antibody listings, organ systems/panels, WHO classification for some hematopoietic neoplasms, short webinars, lectures and disease descriptions with pertinent clinical, diagnostic and immunohistochemical profiles with high quality images.  A very nice, easy to access, easy to use app for everyday use and an excellent use of Pathology 2.0 technologies!

Screen Shot 2014-06-25 at 10.03.28 PMLeica Biosystems, a global leader in IHC workflow and automation, today announced the release of several new features for its PathLead app that has reached over 1,500 downloads worldwide and an average rating of 4.5. The mobile app, available for iPhone, iPad and Android, is an educational* tool which includes an antibody citation index of now more than 100 antibodies with continuous updates and an extensive IHC image library. Healthcare professionals in the field of surgical pathology and diagnostic immunohistochemistry can now access antibody lecture series and educational webinars available in concise 10 minute podcasts. All videos can be streamed or downloaded and viewed in both full portrait and landscape orientations.

Click on App button to download app from App store and images below for full size screenshots for iOS.


“At Leica Biosystems, we are focused on continuing to provide tools that Pathologists and Lab Managers find useful and are fundamental to their day-to-day,” said Dr. David Atkins, Vice President of Advanced Staining, Leica Biosystems. “The positive feedback we have received from our customers indicates we are doing just that with this smart technology,” added Dr. Atkins. Future content for the PathLead mobile app includes additional antibodies information and webinars and access to Leica Biosystems’ “101 Best Steps to Better Histology” publication. The information provided on PathLead does not endorse any specific vendor or product.

About Leica Biosystems

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation, striving to advance cancer diagnostics to improve patients’ lives. Leica Biosystems provides anatomic pathology laboratories and researchers a comprehensive product range for each step in the 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 diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 7 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Further information can be found at

* This educational tool is not meant for primary diagnostic use, and should not be considered a surrogate or replacement for utilization of relevant peer reviewed medical literature & primary pathology texts.

Source: Leica Biosystems

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