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ACLA Files Lawsuit Challenging CMS Implementation of PAMA

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

As reported by GenomeWeb among many media outlets, in an anticipated move, the American Clinical Laboratory Association filed a lawsuit last Monday against Acting Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services Eric Hargan, challenging the process by which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services set prices for laboratory tests under the Protecting Access to […]

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Digital Pathology Advancing Medicine to the Digital Age – Part of the 25th Annual Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference

| December 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

February 12-14, 2018   |   Moscone South Convention Center   |   San Francisco, CA Triconference.com/Digital-Pathology Bristol-Myers Squibb and Genentech to Present on Benefits of Multiplex Immunohistochemistry at CHI’s Digital Pathology Conference in San Francisco Multiplexes IHC and Image Analysis in Immuno-Oncology Drug Development and Companion Diagnostics Michael C. Montalto, Ph.D., Executive Director, Translational Medicine, Bristol-Myers Squibb Conventional immunohistochemistry, […]

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How a Community Based Cancer Center Took the Leap Into the 21st Century Through Technology Backed Tumor Boards

| December 4, 2017 | 2 Comments

Multi-disciplinary tumor boards (MDT) have been the highlight of cancer programs for years and enable the delivery of well-coordinated care and bring the expertise of numerous specialties to each patient case. Previous studies have shown that 40% of the time, the primary oncologist or provider’s plan changes as a result of this multi-disciplinary discussion. There […]

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Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution Among 12 Most Important Health Innovations of the Year

| November 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

It is that time of year again to celebrate the scientific discoveries and innovations as reviewed by different organizations and publications. Among this year’s Popular Science top health innovations of 2017 is Philips’ IntelliSite Pathology Solution (PIPS) for collaborative diagnostics. The publication wrote: “Pathology is a frustratingly analog branch of medicine. Pathologists must slice, stain, and […]

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OptraSCAN Webinar December 7: International and Domestic Second Opinion Consultation through Digital Pathology

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

OPTRASCAN INVITES YOU TO ITS WEBINAR International and Domestic Second Opinion Consultation through Digital Pathology Thursday, December 7th – 11:00 AM Register here: https://app.livestorm.co/optrascan/international-second-opinion-consultation-through-digital-pathology The increase in cancer rates, shortage of pathologists and limited resources in remote areas, create a global burden on the pathology system. In this webinar, we’ll discuss how the UCLA Health system […]

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ContextVision Broadens Digital Pathology Advisory Board

| November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

STOCKHOLM – November 8, 2017 – ContextVision, a medical technology company specializing in image analysis and artificial intelligence, has added new members to its advisory board for DESUTO, a Eurostar sponsored research program within digital pathology. Professor Junya Fukuoka of the Department of Pathology in Nagasaki and Professor Fredrik Pontén of Uppsala University have both joined the […]

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CEO Profile: OptraSCAN’s Abhi Gholap

| October 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

This is the fifth in a series of CEO short interviews about their views on their company, the digital pathology market, lessons learned and perhaps a little insight into their business principles.  My personal thanks to Mr. Gholap and OptraSCAN’s team for their time and efforts to complete this interview and provide some insights into their […]

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Understanding the Social Network Pathologist – The Drive to Share, Discuss and Mingle

| October 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

microDimensions, a provider of software solutions and services for the processing, visualization, and analysis of microscopic image data, has an interesting article on their blog discussing the use, merits issues and deliverables of social media in pathology. The article is written by Antje Reich and I think touches on key issues of using social media […]

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OptraSCAN Launches World’s First on-Demand Digital Pathology System at Pathology Visions 2017

| October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Founder and CEO Abhi Gholap presented to a full house at Pathology Visions Sunday, introducing DPA members to OptraSCAN’s On-Demand Digital Pathology system—a first of its kind in the industry. OptraSCAN is leading a disruptive digital transformation in the practice of Pathology and global Precision Medicine with its “On-Demand Digital Pathology” platform that was presented […]

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Visit Philips Digital Pathology at an Upcoming Roadshow

| October 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Digital pathology for primary diagnostics is now available. How will it help you improve your clinical workflow and collaboration across sites? Philips is organizing a roadshow across the United States to educate pathologists, lab management and healthcare professionals on digital pathology and computational pathology. Visit the Philips Live! roadshow and experience digital pathology for yourself. […]

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WSI Device Clearances After the Philips De Novo Classification: An Outlook on the Regulatory Road Ahead

| September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Christopher Ivicevich, Director of Regulatory Affairs & Quality Compliance, OptraSCAN With the recent shift in the industry as the result of this decision, a common question is “What lies in store for digital pathology system manufacturers in the wake of the FDA granting Philips’ de novo classification request for its IntelliSite device?” First, What […]

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Register Now for API Digital Pathology Workshop at Henry Ford Hospital

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

API Digital Pathology Workshop – Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 12/8/17 – 12/9/17 Workshop Summary This workshop is the first in a planned continuing series of hospital-based, practical workshops focused on digital pathology. Short, didactic lectures by national experts will be punctuated by round-table discussions including vendor representatives. Topics covered will include the development of […]

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Register Now for Philips Digital Pathology US Roadshow – Orlando and San Diego Coming Soon

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Recognizing the need for further education on the topic of digital pathology, specifically with the recent approval of Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution for primary diagnostics, Philips is organizing a US roadshow, visiting 7 cities in 2017, to educate pathologists on digital pathology. Register now for the Orlando or San Diego locations! Learn all about Digital Transformation in […]

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Whole Slide Imaging: The importance of image quality in moving from qualitative to quantitative results

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 10AM EDT | 3PM BST | 4PM CEST Duration: 30 minutes Whole slide imaging technology produces images that simultaneously provide high resolution, wide field observation, and can encompass the entire sample, extending high resolution imaging far beyond any single field of view.  This webcast will review the technology methods available as […]

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