Archive for August, 2015

For Better or For Worse

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

For better or for worse the general public, what I will call the “patient public”, potential and existing consumers of healthcare services that may be delivered by pathologists and laboratories, do not know who we are. They do not know what a pathologist is or what pathology is.  They don’t know if the lab in […]

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FVM Takes Tech Start-up Proscia

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 27, 2015  — FVM, a full-service B2B marketing agency in metro-Philadelphia, has added Proscia, a medical technology start-up to its growing roster of clients. The agency has been engaged to take on branding, messaging and web design for the digital pathology solutions provider as it goes to market with its first-generation cloud-based software platform dedicated […]

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Digital Pathology: Historical Perspectives, Current Concepts & Future Applications

| August 27, 2015 | 2 Comments

Later this year, a nice review of the current state of digital pathology, how we got here and where the technology will take us in the future will be released by Springer. My personal thanks to the publisher and our editors for their support and workmanship required to manage a multi-authored textbook, Dr. Luigi Rao, […]

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Medical Humor

| August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments


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It’s Benign but Does Your Patient Know?

| August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Many hospital systems now employ “patient portals” for patient’s to access their medical records, manage appointments and receive reminders about screening procedures and tests. I believe Epic brands this as “MyChart” within hospitals that have their EMR systems. Or EpicView and the like. It sounds like a wonderful system. Not so much. Laboratory medical directors […]

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Webinar from PathXL: New Study on NSCLC Published – Register Now!

| August 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Webinar: New Study on NSCLC published – Join the discussion The discovery and clinical application of molecular biomarkers in solid tumors, increasingly relies on nucleic acid extraction from FFPE tissue sections and subsequent molecular profiling. This, in turn, requires the pathological review of H&E stained slides, to ensure sample quality, tumor DNA sufficiency by visually estimating the […]

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PRESS RELEASE: First-rate collaborations will be presented during the 9th annual Lab Quality Confab poster sessions

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE   THE DARK REPORT 21806 Briarcliff Dr. Spicewood, Texas 78669 512-264-7103 o 512-264-0969 f   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media Contact: Ron Martin AUSTIN, Texas (August 14, 2015) — Clinical laboratories in the U.S. and around the globe are using process improvement, Lean, Six Sigma, and other quality management systems and methods […]

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Northern Ireland Leads in National Digital Pathology Research Programme

| August 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

A national digital molecular pathology research programme led by the Belfast Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Center has been awarded the highly competitive CRUK Accelerator Award. Using PathXL software, this programme will link a number of major UK research centers, support multicenter collaboration in cancer research and use digital pathology to drive molecular pathology, immuno-oncology and […]

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Mikroscan Completes $6M Funding Round With Additional Investors

| August 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Investors include ResMed founder Peter Farrell and Prairie Ventures Mikroscan Technologies, maker of brightfield remote telemicroscopy systems, has closed on $3M in additional funding from a group of private investors including Peter Farrell, chairman and founder of ResMed (NYSE: RMD), Gary Pace a life sciences serial entrepreneur and Prairie Ventures. Mikroscan initially closed on $3.1M […]

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Definiens Strengthens Tissue Phenomics Research with microDimensions’ Technology

| August 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

microDimensions, global provider of state-of-the-art digital pathology software and services, won Definiens as one of their customers. Definiens is the pioneer in Tissue Phenomics® solutions for diagnostics development and commercialization and was recently acquired by MedImmune, the biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. As a new customer of microDimensions, Definiens will be combining microDimensions’ […]

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The Journey has Begun! Register Now for Pathology Horizons 2015!

| August 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pathology Horizons 2015 is an open conference organized and sponsored by Cirdan on what lies ahead in Pathology. The date is 5-7 November 2015 and the venue is the stunning Fraser Island, of Queensland, Australia. We want to consider the potential impacts and chal- lenges of new diagnostic and informatics technologies on pathology. Is this for […]

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Biomedical Education with the Modern Day Laboratorian in Mind

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Michigan State University has heeded the warning signs of the lack of continuing education as well as the staffing shortage of qualified professionals in today’s Diagnostic Laboratories and has recently rolled out an educational option that has the well-being of the modern day, budget conscious ‘laboratorian’ in mind. Because knowledge is power! The Biomedical Laboratory […]

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PathXL TissueMark is Published in the High Impact Cancer Journal Oncotarget

| August 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

PathXL today announced the publication of research demonstrating that TissueMark, the company’s automated tumor analysis platform, can bring reproducibility and accuracy to molecular diagnostics in lung cancer. The results come from a study conducted by Peter Hamilton Ph.D., and a team from the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology at Queen’s University Belfast, which […]

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We Have a Winner for Raffle for an Outspace License

| August 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thank you to everyone for joining our draw for a 6 month license of microDimensions Outspace! The winner of a free license for Outspace, the fastest and most easy-to-use stereology software for Cavalieri volume estimation from serial histology images, has been drawn. Among all 16 entries we received from the announcement in mid-June to the […]

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