Archive for May, 2016

A Pathology Meeting Focused on the Future – Pathology Horizons 2016

| May 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

  This year the Pathology Horizons conference will be in Galway, Ireland 15-17 September 2016 The West of Ireland is abuzz with news that Star Wars is using filming locations along the Irish West coast. The area has also attracted the forward looking annual conference, Pathology Horizons, which will also land on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic […]

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Zoom 2.0: Digital Pathology Viewer Now Features Multiple Image Viewing and Annotations

| May 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

microDimensions has launched an upgraded version of its free digital pathology viewer Zoom, including a set of features to facilitate collaboration of researchers working on digital whole slide images. The version 2.0 enables loading and viewing of a series of previously aligned images such as 3D reconstructions or aligned images with different staining that have […]

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Mikroscan Expands Offering with Leading Image Analysis Platforms

| May 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Some interesting news from Mikroscan last week getting in to the image analysis segment with partnerships with companies such as Indica Labs and Visiopharm for collaborative platforms with Mikroscan’s Qumulus platform.  Mikroscan has historically provided a lower-volume, lower-cost desktop scanning solution ideal for real-time collaborations for peer reviews, frozen sections, quality assurance and rapid on-site […]

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Could Whole-Mount Scanning of Breast Tissue Lead to Better Clinical Outcomes?

| May 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Recently came across this Q&A with Dr. Martin Yaffe in News Medical with sponsored content from Huron Digital Pathology (see below). Dr. Yaffe is a Professor of Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto and a Senior Scientist at Sunnybrook Research Institute. He holds the Tory Family Chair in Cancer Research. Dr. Yaffe has been actively involved in research on […]

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Mayo Clinic Awarded Funding to Support World’s Largest Research-Cohort Biobank

| May 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

As part of President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), the National Institutes of Health will award $142 million over five years to the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, to establish the world’s largest research-cohort biobank for the PMI Cohort Program, a longitudinal research study which aims to enroll 1 million or more U.S. participants to advance precision medicine. […]

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Dutch Pathology Department Among the First in the World to go Digital

| May 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Recently heard Dr. Paul van Diest speak about their experience with digital pathology in a respectable-size department with 30,000 surgical pathology cases. In his talk he claimed “Just Do It” with regards to digital pathology implementation in a busy surgical pathology practice. Albeit, the regulatory issues and constraints in places such as the Netherlands provide […]

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Dr. Ulysses Balis Announced as Keynote Speaker for Pathology Visions 2016: Making Good on 30 Years of Hype. Digital Pathology Finally Comes of Age

| May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Looking forward to both of these presentations.  Decades worth of experience in digital pathology between Ul and John looking at different issues of use and implementation.  Deadlines have been extended for education proposals as well (until June 6) and Early Bird Registration remains open so register to attend soon. Keynote & Plenary Presenters Pathology Visions […]

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Join Us for the Joint Indica Labs and Advanced Cell Diagnostics Webinar Event: Analysis of RNAScope ISH with HALO 

| May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Current State-of-the-Art Tissue-Based RNA Analysis with RNAscope Technology and Quantitative Analysis with the HALO Image Analysis Platform June 1st, 2016, 8 am PDT | 11 am EDT | 4 pm BST (GMT+1) Advanced Cell Diagnostics’ RNAscope® platform is fast becoming a routinely used method for target validation and biomarker development based on in situ gene expression analysis. ACD has nearly 9000 target RNA-specific probes […]

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Optra Systems Launches Highly Affordable, Subscription-Based On-Demand Digital Pathology Solution

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Optra Systems today announced the launch of their highly affordable On-Demand Pay-Per-Usage model for its OptraSCANTM Whole Slide Imaging system and End-to-End Digital Pathology solution platform. In order to simplify their workflow, users will have access to all Digital Pathology components via a flexible monthly subscription model. Optra Systems’ complete Digital Pathology Solution (RUO) includes […]

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Peter Hamilton Discusses the Future of Pathology with Keith Kaplan Live from Belfast

| May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fri, May 20, 2016 10:00 AM AM EDT/7:00 AM PDT Show in My Time Zone REGISTER HERE Professor Peter Hamilton is joined LIVE by Dr Keith Kaplan at PathXL’s HQ in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Join this webinar where they discuss the impact of the digital pathology industry on the wider medical community and what emerging […]

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Dermatologists Provided Digital Pathology Solution for Real-Time Access to Whole Slides

| May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

This is interesting news from Clearpath Derm, a company founded by a well-known high volume dermatopathology laboratory, Dermpath Lab of Central States (DLCS) to provide its clients with remote access to their images. In a nutshell Clearpath 3.0 creates a virtual lab for any dermatologist who chooses to interpret his or her own slides. About 20% […]

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Optra Systems Announces Dr. Clive Taylor and Dr. David Rimm Have Joined the Company’s Advisory Board

| May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dr. Clive Taylor is currently Professor of Pathology at University of Southern California and Editor in Chief of Applied Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Morphology. Professor Clive Taylor attended medical school at the University of Cambridge and completed his doctoral studies in Immunology at Oxford. “I have been watching the development of the Optra scanning system and […]

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Visit Foundation Medicine at ASCO 2016

| May 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Foundation Medicine will be exhibiting at Booth #24109 during the meeting with over 20 poster presentations and 2 oral presentations at #ASCO16. No doubt that genomic profiling, immunotherapy and liquid biopsy are going to have a huge presence at ASCO and Foundation Medicine is actively involved bringing patient-centric technologies to market for targeted therapies. Foundation Medicine is […]

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FDA Grants Accelerated Approval to Nivolumab in Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma

| May 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

More interesting news around PD-L1 for use in Classical Hodgkin lymphoma with specific indications as below. Another increasingly common example of companion diagnostics and personalized immunotherapies. On May 17, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to nivolumab (Opdivo; Bristol-Myers Squibb) for the treatment of patients with classical Hodgkin lymphoma that has […]

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