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Q&A with Philips Digital Pathology

| June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

I recently had an opportunity to speak with Esther Abels, Director of Regulatory, Clinical and Medical Affairs for Philips Digital Pathology Solutions about Philips’ recent approval to market their Philips Intellisite Pathology System (PIPS) for primary diagnosis of biopsies and excisions in the United States. My thanks to Esther and Philips’ marketing team for their […]

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HalioDx receives CLIA Compliance for Immunoscore® Colon

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

HalioDx receives CLIA Compliance for its laboratory based in Marseille Immunoscore® Colon, is now available to US patients in selected states with a turnaround time of 10 days Marseille, June 21, 2017 – HalioDx announced today that the company is compliant under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) for its Marseille-based full service […]

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PathPresenter.com – An Innovative Platform For Digital Pathology

| June 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Let me describe a common scenario that plays out every week in a pathology department: You want to teach students, residents, or fellows a particular topic. You spend hours searching for cases and find some (but not enough) for a good teaching session. You know the department has a huge collection of great cases hiding […]

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OptraSCAN Digital Pathology Summer Special

| June 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Customize your own On-Demand Digital Pathology bundle with a WSI OptraSCANTM Brightfield Scanner and IMAGEPathTM Image Management System for $500/month (with no contract requirements) and $1/per slide scanned. Offer expires July 31st. OptraSCANTM OS15 Brightfield scanner 15-slide scanning capability Cloud-enabled with touchscreen Lightweight and portable IMAGEPathTM Image Management Software  Cloud-enabled image management allows for remote viewing Store, share and manage images and […]

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Getting Fired from The Lab

| June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

The first real job I had was delivering Chicago Tribunes, Chicago Sun-Times and Wall Street Journals to about 100 homes every morning. There were 48 Tribunes, 48 Sun-Times and 4 Wall Street Journals, give or take, week to week, depending on subscription prices and folks away from home for extended periods of time. At some […]

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Tomorrow’s Webinar from Philips: Unlocking the Full Potential of Digital Pathology

| June 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tuesday, June 13th, Philips Digital Pathology Solutions will host two webinars for: North America: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT Register Asia & Europe: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM SGT Register Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution is now available for primary diagnostic use in the USA; but what does this news mean for the field of pathology? In […]

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Grail’s Billion Dollar Bet for the Perfect Cancer Test

| June 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

Thought this was worth sharing from MIT Technology Review. After attending ASCO last week what I thought might happen a year or two again actually has. Pathologists no longer have to worry about stepping out from behind the paraffin curtain as many of us were fond of saying. Tissue is not the issue anymore. At […]

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VisionGate Hires Dr. David Wilbur as Medical Director

| June 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

VisionGate, Inc. recently announced the appointment of Dr. David Wilbur as Medical Director of its Phoenix-based CLIA laboratory, VisionGate Biosignatures Laboratory (VBL). A world-renowned pathologist, Dr. Wilbur comes to VisionGate from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where he has been a practicing pathologist since 2001. He headed the Cytopathology Unit until 2011, when he took over the […]

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XIFIN Partners with PWNHealth to Offer Lab Services for Direct-to-Consumer Testing, Employer-Based Screening and Telegenetic Counseling

| June 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

XIFIN Inc., the healthcare information technology company revolutionizing the business of healthcare diagnostics, today announced a partnership agreement with PWNHealth LLC, a virtual care company offering safe and easy access to diagnostic testing services and professional guidance. The agreement allows XIFIN to market PWN’s services as a complementary offering to XIFIN’s suite of connected health solutions – including […]

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FDA Approval of Immunotherapy For MSI-High or Mismatch Repair Deficient Tumors

| June 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last month the FDA approved pembrolizumab (KEYTRUDA) for adult and pediatric patients with with metastatic or unresectable, microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) or mismatch repair deficient (dMMR) solid tumors that have progressed following prior treatment. KEYTRUDA has also been approved fro MSI-H or dMMR colorectal cancers that have progressed following treatment with conventional chemotherapies. The immunooncology/immunotherapy story is fascinating. […]

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Webinar: Unlocking the Full Potential of Digital Pathology

| May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tuesday, June 13th, Philips Digital Pathology Solutions will host two webinars for: North America: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT Register Asia & Europe: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM SGT Register Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution is now available for primary diagnostic use in the USA; but what does this news mean for the field of […]

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What is Wrong with the Veterans Administrations Hospitals?

| May 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

This past Memorial Day weekend I gave a lot of thought to those who have passed defending our freedoms and way of life as well as those who have served and survived to be cared for by our society. About 3 years ago stories began to break about a scandal involving a Veterans Administration (VA) […]

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All gave some…Some gave all

| May 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

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Leica Biosystems Aperio Digital Pathology now Nationwide Standard of Care in Kuwait*

| May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

VISTA, CALIFORNIA – Leica Biosystems announced today that it has struck a key partnership with the Kuwait Ministry of Health, through its distributor, Technical Services Supplies Trading & Contracting Company, W.L.L. The Pathology Council of Kuwait will now adopt Leica Biosystems digital pathology as its standard of care. This initiative will create a nationwide pathology network, […]

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