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OptraSCAN Selected by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), NIH for Digital Pathology System for Brain Injury Studies

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

OptraSCAN On-Demand Digital Pathology to Provide Robust Multiparametric Whole Slide Imaging System to the NINDS for Brain Injury Studies OptraSCAN has been chosen by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), NIH to provide a high-speed, high-throughput, high-capacity, high-content digital slide scanner that is fully equipped with confocal and widefield fluorescence imaging modalities, […]

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Cancer Moonshot Initiative Grounded

| November 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Previous posts on this matter referenced that even with the funding proposed in the hundreds of millions dollars (estimated $750 million proposal) a lot more would be required. I believe one critic I referenced said that even with that amount of funding, if approved, wouldn’t “get us off the ground” when it came to this […]

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Computers Trounce Pathologists in Predicting Lung Cancer Type, Severity

| August 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

I love headlines such as these. First it was “Pigeons to Replace Pathologists in Diagnosing Benign from Malignant Tumors” now it is actual computer algorithms that get it right more times than and more so than ordinary surgical pathologists! Actually, I hope the pigeons do not get any more accurate but I do think that […]

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National Cancer Institute Awards $3.3 Million 5-Year Academic-Industry Grant to Inspirata and Case Western Reserve University for Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Assay

| July 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Inspirata continues to make news this month with a grant announcement from the NCI for $3.3 million over 5 years to fund the development of image analysis methods to mine sub-visual image features with whole slide imaging in a partnership with Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). Dr. Anant Madabhushi is the Principle Investigator, Professor and Director […]

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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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The Dark Side of The Moon

With all due respect to Pink Floyd, it seems there is some growing concern the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative is running off course a bit with its recent selection of the “Blue Ribbon Panel” and who is at the table for high level discussions concerning this initiative.  I made some remarks to this in a recent […]

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Moonshot Hits A Wall

| February 17, 2016 | 3 Comments

I saw an article late last month before the ink was dry on the Executive Order and budget increase requests citing “the Vice President’s call for a cancer moonshot has struck a deep nerve in the research community as scientists blame the entrenched medical establishment for hoarding the data needed to make breakthroughs”. Apparently, earlier […]

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Pathcore Selected by National Cancer Institute to Enable Cancer Informatics Development

| January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

$2.92M Investment by NCI Will Lead to Validated Clinical Cancer Diagnostic Algorithms Using Pathcore’s Technologies TORONTO — Pathcore™ and a team of investigators from the US and Canada have received an award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to develop a pathology informatics platform. This will allow researchers to […]

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Pigeons to Replace Pathologists in Diagnosing Benign from Malignant Tumors

| November 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

With all the hype and worry over a pathologist shortage in the coming decade, investigators from California, Iowa and Georgia decided to take action and train pigeons to become pathologists. It turns out that pigeons and pathologists are very similar in many ways but are less expensive to recruit and retain, have a higher reproductive […]

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Silent Auction to Help Support Cancer Research

| July 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

There is an open silent auction online here ( to help support cancer research through the Cancer Research Foundation. You can register through the site and bid on many excellent items. There will be a Benefit Auction and Dinner for The Cancer Research Foundation to held on Tuesday, July 14th from 7 to 9:30 PM […]

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Blaze Medical Devices Receives an NIH SBIR Grant for Validating its Novel Blood Testing Technology

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Blaze Medical Devices (Blaze), an Ann Arbor, MI based company developing novel blood analysis technologies, announced that it has been awarded a Phase I SBIR grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in collaboration with University of Michigan Health System’s Blood Bank. The focus of this grant is to study the strength of correlation […]

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Indica Labs launch the Hyper-Cluster™ – the world’s fastest tissue image analysis system

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

New Mexico, USA 10/27/2014 – Today Indica Labs, Inc. announced availability of the Image Analysis Hyper-Cluster™, the world’s fastest tissue image analysis system. The Hyper-Cluster™ is a server-based hardware and software system which achieves unprecedented analysis throughput of whole-slide images. It multiplies analysis throughput for high-volume histology labs and dramatically reduces the compute-time for large-scale […]

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Congratulations to the Pathology Visions 2014 Resident Travel Award Winners

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dr. Nathan Cuka is Chief Resident in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame College of Science Honors Program with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. He worked in nuclear astrophysics research and Unix-based system administration before starting a career […]

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Several Recent Developments in Digital Pathology from Around the Globe

| August 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many recent several news items to come across the wires in the past few days, including from England, Ireland, Netherlands and China.  See below for several deals related to R&D, molecular pathology, clinical diagnostics, education and brief market analysis of digital pathology in China.   Pathology Diagnostics Ltd Contributes As Expert Advisor to Groundbreaking MRC […]

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