PathXL Launches a Next Generation Tablet Viewer – in Partnership with University of Copenhagen

| January 28, 2015

pathxl2014PathXL has today launched a next generation tablet version for PathXL Tutor that delivers a broad range of new capabilities to the marketplace. This new product was developed in a close working partnership with the University of Copenhagen.

PathXL is delighted to announce the worldwide availability of a new viewer – designed from the ground up for tablets – for educational use in combination with our highly successful ‘Tutor’ solution. The PathXL Tablet will integrate seamlessly with existing customers who use Tutor on desktop/web and offers a mobile friendly, touch screen menu with dedicated tablet capabilities.

The viewer is fully integrated with PathXL Tutor and goes beyond traditional pathology or education viewers. Users can view other media and content within Tutor, not just virtual slides using the default web browsers on iOS, Android and Windows tablets. The new viewer supports many scanner formats including 3D Histech, Aperio, Ariol, Hamamatsu, Leica, Olympus and Zeiss.

The integration extends to all customers using the current desktop/web version of Tutor and means that they can upgrade to this tablet optimized version on demand (the tablet functionality is a chargeable upgrade option). The tablet viewer also features the ability to pan, zoom and rotate slides with touchscreen gestures, larger icons for swipe and other touch screen functions. It further allows users to draw/save annotations onto a tablet that are then automatically synched with their desktop version.

The PathXL Tablet is a fully functional solution, not just a basic ‘app’ that enables full access to content and work ‘on the go’ while taking advantage of all the user-friendly attributes of leading tablets. Individual users have no need to download any software or app to their tablet.

Des Speed, CEO of PathXL said, “PathXL wishes to publicly thank the University of Copenhagen for their contribution and partnership in this development project. Their input and advice has been invaluable and has helped us to deliver a much more advanced product than we could have done alone.”

Niels Werner Mortensen from the University of Copenhagen said “Microscopy teaching at the University of Copenhagen is carried out entirely online using PathXL – known as the VIRMIK (Virtual Microscopy) service. We noticed a rise in the number of students utilizing tablet devices over laptops primarily due to their convenient size and lower cost. Given the success of VIRMIK here at UCPH it was important to deliver this leading software solution on the latest tablet devices. We worked closely with PathXL to ensure we delivered a solution for a wide range of devices and operating systems to best serve our large Medical, Veterinary and Science student population using VIRMIK.

About PathXL

PathXL is a global pioneer in the use of web-based solutions for digital pathology, and provides innovative software for use in drug discovery research, clinical sectors, biomarker analysis and education. Their product for the automated identification and annotation of tumor tissue, TissueMark, was awarded the Frost and Sullivan 2014 European New Product Innovation Award for Automated Image Analysis for Digital Pathology. PathXL has just launched Xplore – a new application for image and data management, aiming to facilitate studies for Researchers worldwide.

About University of Copenhagen

With over 40,000 students and more than 9,000 employees, the University of Copenhagen is the largest institution of research and education in Denmark. The purpose of the University – to quote the University Statute – is to ’conduct research and provide further education to the highest academic level’. Approximately one hundred different institutes, departments, laboratories, centres, museums, etc., form the nucleus of the University, where professors, lecturers and other academic staff, as well as most of the technical and administrative personnel, carry out their daily work, and where teaching takes place.

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