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15 September 2014: Biocare Medical, LLC, is the exclusive distributor of the ERG [9FY] mouse monoclonal antibody for in vitro diagnostics by immunohistochemistry staining and for research purposes, which was recently patented by The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. in the United States (Patent No: US 8,765,916 B2) and Europe. ERG [9FY] may have diagnostic utility for prostate cancer, acute myeloid leukemia and vascular tumors. 9FY can accurately discriminate between ERG positive prostate cancer cells and lymphocytes and other cell types, helping to establish prostatic origin in metastatic carcinomas. ERG may also be used to diagnose tumors of endothelial origin, such as angiosarcoma, variants of hemangioma, Kaposi sarcoma, and staging AML lymphoid tumors, as 9FY stains blood and lymphatic endothelial cells.

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5 September 2014: Understanding that accurate control of all pre-analytical steps is essential for precise, reliable, and consistent diagnostic assays, Milestone introduces the FixSTATION family of standardization products for the modern Pathology lab.

The FixSTATION JS, 1R, 2R, 3R, and 3RH, ranging from basic to advance models, are designed to optimize and document the patient specimen fixation step. Agitation, temperature control, laboratory grade materials, clear user interface design, multiple concurrent cassette rack runs, and report generation are a few of the features.

Take control of your fixation variables, learn the complete FixSTATION story by calling 866-995-5300, emailing info@milestonemed.com, or visiting www.milestonemed.com.

17 July 2014: Leica Microsystems announces the Leica Application Suite Advanced Fluorescence (LAS AF), the software platform for advanced life science research in widefield and confocal microscopy, in its 4.0 version. With LAS AF, researchers can now perform 2D image analysis on multi-channel experiments and fully control the environmental conditions of an experiment. In addition, users of widefield systems can now connect to the acquisition station remotely anywhere at any time.

A workflow guides users step by step through the 2D image analysis from applying filters, thresholding, and binary image processing, to measurements and classification. Results are obtained easily, quickly, and reproducibly even with multi-dimensional data sets. Each analysis step offers a set of tools that researchers can choose according to the analysis requirements. The image viewer provides immediate feedback on the applied settings.

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30 June 2014: Milestone introduces SealSAFE, a system for eliminating formalin exposure and standardizing fixative volumes during specimen management and transport.

SealSAFE enables Surgical and Laboratory professionals to safely manage and tranfer patient specimens from the OR to Pathology using laboratory grade vacuum bags. Specimen bags are placed into a sealing chamber, automatically weighed, then a preselected ratio of fixative is added prior to vacuum completion. The fully vented unit extracts formalin fumes from the reagent drawer and sealing chamber, keeping users safe.

Benefits include reduced exposure to harmful fumes, lower fixative use through more efficient ratios, documentation of fixation start time, barcode identification of specimens, and cost reductions in waste disposal of archived case tissue.


Learn the complete SealSAFE story by calling 866-995-5300, emailing info@milestonemed.com or visiting www.milestonemed.com.

27 June 2014: Bio SB announces two new micro-polymer based detection systems for in vitro diagnostic use: PolyDetector, and PolyDetector Plus. Coupled with the Bio SB Biotin/Streptavidin based ImmunoDetector, Bio SB offers a complete portfolio of highly sensitive and cost effective IVD Immunohistochemistry detection systems for research and clinical use.

The Bio SB PolyDetector and PolyDetector Plus systems are non-biotin, micro-polymeric detection system that allows for the demonstration of antigens in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue, cryostat sections, blood smears, cytosmears, and cell preparations. The Bio SB PolyDetector & PolyDetector Plus detection systems were developed using proprietary tandem hyperlabelling micro-polymer technology used to directly label immunoglobulin fractions with enzymes. This technology ensures consistent and reproducible immunostaining for all types of nuclear, cytoplasmic and membranous antigens across different tissue types.

The increased sensitivity of the PolyDetector detection system allows for rapid staining procedures without compromising stain quality. Available in HRP and AP configurations, the PolyDetector is ideal for users wanting to implement multiplex IHC technologies into their laboratories. The PolyDetector Plus HRP kit differs from PolyDetector by incorporating a linking polymer and an HRP micro-polymer. This multiple component polymer delivers a highly sensitive and specific signal in a shorter time-frame for laboratories that need reduced turnaround time.

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23 June 2014: Leica Biosystems announces the release of several new features for its PathLead app. The mobile app, available for iPhone, iPad and Android, is an educational tool which includes an antibody citation index of now more than 100 antibodies, with continuous updates and an extensive IHC image library. Healthcare professionals in the field of surgical pathology and diagnostic immunohistochemistry can now access antibody lecture series and educational webinars available in concise 10 minute podcasts. All videos can be streamed or downloaded and viewed in both full portrait and landscape orientations. The information provided on PathLead does not endorse any specific vendor or product.

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23 June 2014: Photometrics announces its Evolve 512 Delta camera, which possesses the industry's fastest frame rates and highest sensitivity for a camera of its class. Equipped with a sensor running at 20MHz that captures images at 67.5 frames per second and read noise <1e- (using EM gain), the Evolve 512 Delta makes super-resolution imaging very productive and efficient. Other key features are >90% Quantum Efficiency and Quantitative Performance.

The camera was specifically designed for applications such as STORM, PALM and GSD. The camera is also suited for a range of other applications including SMF and Tracking, Live-cell Spinning Disk Confocal, SPIM, Intrinsic Imaging, FCS, TIRF, FRET and FRAP.

For more information, visit our website at www.photometrics.com/products/emccdcams/evolvedelta.php or email us at info@photometrics.com.

17 June 2014: To improve consistency and completeness in reporting results of cancer biomarker testing, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has produced the Template for Reporting Results of HER2 (ERBB2) Biomarker Testing of Specimens from Patients With Adenocarcinoma of the Stomach or Esophagogastric Junction. This template was developed to respond to pathologist user feedback about timing of reporting and structural consistency of ancillary studies data elements in the CAP Cancer Protocols and to provide educational materials to help pathologists better understand emerging biomarkers. The development of these templates has been a collaborative effort between the CAP, AMP, ASCO, CDC, AJCC, and many other participating organizations.

The CAP Cancer Protocols are available on the CAP website, by clicking cap.org/CancerProtocols.

13 June 2014: Leica Microsystems announces the Leica DMi1, an entry level inverted microscope with functions specifically necessary for routine lab work. The Leica DMi1 enables cell biologists to check and document cell and tissue cultures within seconds. It is equipped with LED illumination that provides constant color temperature with up to 20 years life-time. The convenient two-hour auto-off function helps reduce energy costs. Phase contrast is available in addition to brightfield illumination.

The 40 to 50 or 80 mm working distance means that a wide variety of culture containers like flasks, dishes or multi-well plates can be used on the fixed stage. An optional object guide with different kinds of holding frames is available to securely and reliably hold and move laboratory vessels during observation and documentation.

Leica DMi1

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9 June 2014: Voicebrook, Inc. announces the release of its latest VoiceOver® module providing Structured Results Entry (SRE) for cancer reporting. VoiceOver® SRE helps pathologists comply with the College of American Pathologists (CAP) reporting guidelines for primary cancer cases.

Voicebrook has created a module fully supported by speech recognition, which imports the CAP eCC files and make them available to our customers through a user-friendly and efficient front-end interface. The VoiceOver® solution also integrates Dragon® Medical 360 speech recognition technology from Nuance Communications.

For more information on Voicebrook, please visit http://www.voicebrook.com.

25 February 2014: Photodyne Technologies is pleased to offer their new line of grossing macrophotography units. The P series units are available with off the shelf Point and Shoot cameras or with top of the line DSLR cameras with 18 MP resolution allowing RAW data manipulation. These new units incorporate low DC voltage operation for enhanced safety and with all LED bulbs for cool and more efficient performance. Model 701-P is a full size console and model 702-P is a desk top model, both with 30 by 20 photographing area. Model 703-P is a smaller footprint unit with 20 by 13 photographing surface area. Prices for the new units start at $6725 for model 701-P, $5975 for model 702-P, and $5575 for model 703-P.

For more information, visit us online at www.photodyne.com, or contact us at 800-660-2147 or hrzc@earthlink.net.

21 February 2014: Mopec introduces the FD500, our Formalin Dispensing Station. Constructed of all stainless steel, it features a 7.5" W x 9" deep sink. Three grid plates are provided (one sink and two perforated). Additional standard features include: GFCI, fluorescent lighting, high low alarm lights, adjustable shelf, bi-parting lexan doors, lexan side splash shield and leveling pads.


For more information call 800-362-8491, email info@mopec.com or visit www.MOPEC.com.


26 August 2013: PerkinElmer and Advanced Cell Diagnostics (ACD) have entered a co-marketing agreement to develop joint applications for the visualization of multiplexed fluorescence RNA biomarkers in situ, in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues. In the past, it was not possible to detect and quantify RNA in situ in these samples due to lack of sensitivity and specificity of labels within highly autofluorescent tissues.

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12 June 2013: HANSEL Stain has been the recommended in-vitro diagnostic stain for the identification of eosinophils in secretions for many years. Please see our product summary on Pathology Outlines here.

Lide Laboratories also offers other diagnostics stains including our new Urine Sediment Stain and Tinea Test Stain. Our concentrated Urine Sediment Stain combines Crystal Violet (0.1%), Ammonium Oxalate (0.03%) and Safranin O (0.25%) with the base formula used in HANSEL Stain. Our Tinea Test Stain [Lactophenol Cotton (Aniline) Blue (0.05%)] is formulated for the microscopic examination of fungi.

Please see our web page for more information: www.lidelabs.com/diagnosticstains.html. New customers can send us a request for free samples on our Contact Us web page.

14 April 2013: PSA is pleased to announce that we are now part of McKesson. This combined organization brings together an extensive portfolio of services and we are now better positioned to help our customers choose from a broader set of services from practice and revenue cycle management to coding, marketing and networking capabilities.

To learn more, visit www.McKesson.com/pathologyservices, or contact Leigh Polk at Leigh.Polk@McKesson.com.

13 October 2012: Introducing EXAKT’s NEW Pathology Saw. Designed specifically for pathology lab use, this bone saw offers the SAFEST alternative for grossing samples. Unlike butcher saws used in many labs, the diamond band of the EXAKT saw does not cut, but grinds the bone very precisely. There is no immediate risk of injury to the technician if the band is touched unintentionally. The EXAKT 312 Diamond Pathology Saw easily cuts metal implants or screws encountered during the grossing process, without destroying the sample. Even very small specimens can be cut safely and precisely! Visit www.exaktusa.com/pathology-saw and watch the EXAKT Pathology Saw Video.

26 July 2011: OPTRONICS presents a case study about High Definition Hematology. In 2009, the Royal Berkshire Hospital (RBH) made the decision to update its microscope camera system. Located in the Haematology Department, the equipment originally consisted of a microscope mounted analogue video camera connected to a 21-inch professional monitor. This was used for presentations and training purposes for over ten years until it started to fail and display picture defects. Click here to read the short article.

For more information, contact Rich Crandall, Director of Business Development at 805.562.3980 or rcrandall@optronics.com, or visit us online at http://www.optronics.com.

26 January 2011: ARUP’s Online Scientific Resource for Research and Education provides more than 20 free CME courses for physicians. Course topics reflect current issues and developments in pathology; new courses are added monthly. This resource is provided by ARUP’s medical directors, who are faculty at the University of Utah School of Medicine, along with other highly qualified expert contributors.

The University of Utah School of Medicine designates these educational activities for AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s) and affirms that they meet the criteria for Self-Assessment Modules (SAM) credit to apply toward the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) by the American Board of Pathology.

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10 February 2009:  Vachette Pathology is proud to announce its newly improved website Vachettepathology.com. The website will have more content and more information. The goal of the website will be to concentrate all the knowledge and experience we have into a single database that is more useable for both our current and potential customers.


Vachette Pathology is a practice management firm that specializes in pathology. Currently we work with over 450 pathologists nationwide and are commonly held as the industry leaders in the business of pathology and laboratory management.


If you have any questions or for further information, please contact Mick Raich toll free at 866-407-0763, or email mraich@vachettepathology.com

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