Archive for November, 2014

Net Loss Widens at DigiPath as Company Positions for Expanded Operations in Marijuana Industry in 2015

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Early in 2014, the Justice Department decided to take a less aggressive approach to drug enforcement related to marijuana in Colorado and Washington, the first two states in the Union to legalize recreational use of pot. Under the assumption that more states will continue to decriminalize marijuana in one fashion or another, the Marijuana Business […]

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New Webinar on Coding, Billing, and Collections

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Essentials for 2015 in Coding, Billing, and Collections for Clinical Labs and Pathology Groups Webinar – Thursday, December 4, 2014 LEARN MORE! YOUR PRESENTERS: Rina Wolf Vice President of Commercialization Strategies, Consulting & Industry Affairs XIFIN, Inc. Tom Scheanwald President and Chief Operating Officer APS Medical Billing Michelle Miller Vice President Vachette Pathology Are you prepared […]

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No more glass? Disruptive technologies gain traction in digital pathology

| November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Third Annual Digital Pathology Transforming Medicine in a Digital World February 16-18, 2015 | Moscone North Convention Center | San Francisco, CA www.triconference.com/digital-pathology UPMC’s Dr. Jeffrey Fine to Present at Third Annual Digital Pathology Conference – Part of the 22nd Annual Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference Join 3,000 Informatics, Diagnostics, Clinical and Oncology Researchers in San Francisco SPEAKER […]

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GE Healthcare Announces Omnyx™ Digital Pathology Collaboration with Caradigm

| November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

GE Healthcare to offer Caradigm’s Identity and Access Management suite with Omnyx digital pathology solutions to streamline pathology workflows. GE Healthcare, a leader in technology innovation announced it will resell Caradigm’s Single Sign-On and Context Management solutions in the United States, Canada, and specific EU countries to provide connectivity between the Omnyx™ digital pathology platforms […]

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Response to “Pathologists Cannot Talk to Patients? Fuggedaboutit”

| November 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

Perhaps not too surprisingly, there was a pretty good response to my post towards the end of last month entitled “Pathologists Cannot Talk to Patients? Fuggedaboutit”. And also not too surprisingly given the issues I raised the battle lines are largely drawn between pathologists and clinicians. Most pathologists that commented, e-mailed or shared their thoughts […]

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Blaze Medical Devices Receives an NIH SBIR Grant for Validating its Novel Blood Testing Technology

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Blaze Medical Devices (Blaze), an Ann Arbor, MI based company developing novel blood analysis technologies, announced that it has been awarded a Phase I SBIR grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in collaboration with University of Michigan Health System’s Blood Bank. The focus of this grant is to study the strength of correlation […]

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Leica Microsystems Joins New Open Board for Imaging Industry

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Leica Microsystems has helped to jointly establish an open industry board for the imaging technology sector. The company has allied with Nikon, Zeiss, FEI, Olympus, SVI and Photometrics to found the board, which is linked to the upcoming European research infrastructure for imaging, Euro-BioImaging. It aims to facilitate interaction between key imaging industry players and […]

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New SPOT 5.2 Software Release!

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

SPOT Imaging Solutions is pleased to announce the release of the new SPOT 5.2 software. SPOT 5.2 Software provides ongoing OS support for your SPOT camera while expanding its capabilities with new features and enhanced functionality. New Features and Enhancements: Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9) Support Windows 8 Support New Microscopy Optimized, Auto-Brightness Function New […]

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Association for Molecular Pathology Creates Informatics Subdivision

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bioinformatics has taken another step toward cementing itself in the life sciences mainstream. The latest validation of the importance of informatics comes from the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), which has established a subdivision focused on the field. AMP has taken an interest in informatics for more than a decade, but this has only just matured […]

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(How) Should Patients be Present at Medical Meetings?

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The below post appeared on 33 charts today.  I thought it was a timely topic with relevant thoughts about the issues of patients at medical meetings.  The editorial below mentions “When people are talking about you and you’re not at the dinner table, this mostly means you’re on the menu,” someone said to me, referring to […]

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A Patient at His Tumor Board   

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

A few weeks after I wrote “The Patient at The Tumor Board” a strange thing happened. About 10 minutes before a tumor board was suppose to start as I was checking the microscope, camera and software, the radiologist was logging into the PACS and the surgeons were discussing their difficult management questions amongst themselves, one […]

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Issues with Color in Histology in Medicine

| November 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Histological stains in medical and research specimens permit visual differentiation and discrimination of one microscopic tissue or cellular component from another, thus enabling observation of the architecture that describes the subject matter.  Comprehension of tissue-level organization is the foundation to identifying and describing the abnormal/experimental situation that deviates from the normal/control situation, and this understanding heavily […]

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University of Bradford and Philips collaborate to bring digital pathology training to students

| November 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bradford Pathology offers innovative, next-generation training for the modern lab BRADFORD, England, Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The University of Bradford announced today that it is collaborating with Royal Philips PHG, -0.35% (aex:PHIA) to provide hi-tech, digital pathology training for both undergraduate and graduate students, a unique offering in the UK. Part of the School of Life Sciences, the Bradford Pathology program is […]

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An Automated and Robust Approach to Mitotic Counting

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Determining the mitotic activity in Haematoxylin and Eosin (H&E) is known to be difficult, time-consuming and associated with problems of reproducibility in differentiating mitotic figures from apoptotic cells, necrotic cells or karyorrhexis. By using the biomarker Phosphohistone H3 (PHH3) which expresses cells in the late G2 and M phase, new automated methods for mitotic counting […]

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