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A.I Versus M.D. – Part 2

| July 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

In April I wrote a post entitled A.I. Versus M.D. – Either Way – Pathologists Do Not Diagnose Cancer – Part 1. This was followed by a guest post by David West, CEO, Proscia, entitled AI vs MD – What it Means for Pathology in May where David, among many issues points out the use […]

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Kansas Pathology Consultants Adopt Digital Pathology Utilizing ‘On-Demand’ Digital Pathology from OptraSCAN

| July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kansas Pathology Consultants and Services are aiming to go fully digital for remote reporting and consulting of pathology cases, to expedite second opinions and improve overall operational efficiencies SUNNYVALE, CA — OptraSCAN Inc. today announced an agreement with Kansas Pathology Consultants to deliver ‘On-Demand’ Digital Pathology solutions to facilitate remote reporting and consulting opportunities, gearing […]

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Promega Intends to Seek FDA Approval for Microsatellite Instability Assay to Assist in Strategic Cancer Decisions

| July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Promega Corporation intends to seek FDA approval and CE-IVD marking for a commercially available Microsatellite Instability (MSI) assay to assist oncologists and pathologists in determining colorectal cancer decisions. The current Promega Research Use Only MSI Assay has been available and used in the market as part of Lab-Developed Tests since 2004 and is considered the […]

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Will Robot Surgeons Provide Better Clinical Histories?

| July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Berci Mesko, MD, PhD, The Medical Futurist, a self-proclaimed “geek physician with a PhD in genomics and Amazon Top 100 author” who envisions “the impact of digital health technologies on the future of healthcare, and helps patients, doctors, government regulators and companies make it a reality” recently shared this infographic on Twitter. Berci has a lot […]

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Digital Pathology Association Session to Take Place at 29th European Congress of Pathology

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

SAVE THE DATE! DIGITAL PATHOLOGY ASSOCIATION SESSION To take place at the 29th European Congress of Pathology Sunday, September 3, 2017 | 2:45-5:15 PM Amsterdam, The Netherlands Presentations Include: Computational Pathology and Interoperability to advance Digital Pathology Esther Abels, MSc Philips Digital Pathology Solutions   Automated IA of Immunohistochemistry as a Biomarker for Immuno-oncology Michael Montalto, PhD Bristol-Myers Squibb […]

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Huron Digital Pathology Breaks Ground on New R&D and Manufacturing Facility

| June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

As I mentioned in a post earlier this year following a visit to the existing Huron Digital Pathology headquarters in Ontario, Canada, St. Jacobs can now lay claim to not only the best apple fritters in the world but the new home of Huron Digital Pathology! There are a lot of interesting facets to the […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Inspirata to Participate in Thought Leadership for Cancer Information Sharing at the Association for Pathology Informatics Annual Summit in Pittsburgh May 22-25

| May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Inspirata will showcase its Cancer Diagnostic Cockpit and Consultation Portal as well as present scientific findings on a system that mines relevant information in cancer case reports. Pittsburgh, PA, May 22, 2017 – Cancer diagnostics and pathology workflow solution provider Inspirata®, Inc. announced today that it is exhibiting in booth B2 at the Association for […]

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Webinar: Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution Now Available for Primary Diagnostic Use in the U.S.

| April 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thu, May 4th, 2017 11:00 AM EST (1 hour) As a leader in the field, Philips is a driver of the adoption of digital pathology. Our solution was developed with the aim to increase efficiency and collaboration in your clinical lab. We are very proud to announce the Philips Intellisite Pathology Solution is the first, […]

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