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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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PathVision Helping Pathology

| June 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Faxitron has released a new video highlighting their PathVision in use at Allina Health in Minneapolis. The video discusses how direct imaging of breast pathology specimens in the gross room facilitate coordinated care with radiology and surgery colleagues to identify mass lesions, surgical clips, localization wires and radioactive seeds. This multi-disciplinary approach with real-time specimen […]

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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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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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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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How to Use Deep Learning AI for Context-Intelligent Image Analysis – Join Our Webinar on June 1st

| May 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) show great promise in several fields of medicine. In particular, the field of Deep Learning is enabling the development of expert-level automated algorithms. Successful applications include AI-supported diagnosis of melanoma based on pictures of skin lesions and diabetic retinopathy in images of the retina. Human expert judgement augmented by […]

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What does FDA Approval Mean for the Digital Pathology Market? Part 1

| May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Much is being said, written and discussed about the recent FDA clearance for Philips digital pathology solution for primary surgical pathology diagnosis. Of course, this means an advantage for Philips right now in the market as the only FDA approved whole slide imaging system for primary diagnosis. For groups and hospitals that appreciate the two main […]

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