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9 May 2013: Following the acquisition of Aperio, Leica Biosystems announces software releases facilitating interoperability throughout the combined Aperio ePathology portfolio. Digital Pathology users can now utilize images created on any of the ScanScope, Ariol or SCN400 Capture devices with a full range of Network software and Precision software solutions, for advanced sharing, collaboration and quantitative image analysis.
Combined with the Leica Biosystems capability, the Aperio ePathology Solution suite now enables users to manage images from the complete range of ePathology capture platforms for H&E, IHC, FISH and immunofluorescence samples through a single interface, ensuring secure and rapid access to eSlides for remote, real-time viewing and distribution.
For more information, please visit LeicaBiosystems.com.
7 May 2013: Milestone introduces the LeanSTATION Bx, a macro camera solution designed specifically for documenting biopsy cases. Quickly capture images of requisition forms, specimen container labels, specimen count for incoming QC, ID of cassettes, also quantity and size of biopsies. The intuitive software includes powerful case management tools, a grid overlay feature to aid in visualizing specimen sizing, all through an easy-to-use icon driven interface. LeanSTATION Bx hardware includes a built-in exhaust to mitigate formalin exposure to users, a slide-out keyboard for space conscience environments, and an easily adjustable integrated touch screen CPU that gives complete control over camera and case saving functions.
30 April 2013: Milestone introduces the next generation MacroPATH macro imaging software, version 5. This major update to the successful 4 series software includes options for both Windows 7 and XP use, sophisticated case image management, extensive UI customization, and improved annotation tools.
24 April 2013: AccuCore Group announces a new Lab Equipment and Material Management Module, to enable you to proactively track, monitor and manage equipment and material used in the lab, replacing forms, logs and manual processes:
- Includes predefined lab equipment templates.
- Automatic assignment of tasks to groups or individual users.
- Promotion and alerts for approvals for deviations.
- Employs certification & credentialing of users as necessary, e.g. calibration.
- User defined ranges, interval, schedule, history, deficiency and resolution.
- Alerts of equipment & material issues with follow up during data acquisition.
For a brochure, please click: here.
24 April 2013: Applied Spectral Imaging Inc. (ASI) and WaveSense Inc. have entered into an agreement in which both companies will engage in combined sales and marketing of the GenASIs imaging and analysis instrument by ASI and the EpiSEP cell recovery and enrichment solution by WaveSense. The combined solution delivers an integrated cell capturing solution and computerized instrument to detect, image and analyze the captured cells.
For more information, click here.
18 April 2013: Leica Biosystems announces the launch of the EXPERIENCELAB tour, a mobile demonstration lab that showcases Leica's full line of anatomical pathology solutions. Customers will be able to visit the EXPERIENCELAB as it moves across North America. This will be an opportunity to receive continuing education (CE) credits, listen to guest speakers, and interact with Leica's team to understand innovative solutions developed to meet their pathology needs.
For more information, please visit LeicaBiosystems.com.
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.PSApath.com, or contact Leigh Polk at email@example.com.
3 April 2013: Bio SB, a molecular pathology company based out of Santa Barbara, CA has announced that, through its partnership with ZytoVision of Germany, Bio SB can now distribute a complete line of CE approved chromogenic in-situ hybridization (CISH) and fluorescent in-situ hybridization probes (FISH) targeted for use in lung carcinomas.
The line of lung carcinoma CISH & FISH probes offered by ZytoVision and distributed by Bio SB in both Latin and North America include the following:
- ZytoLight ALK / ELM4 Tricheck Triple Color Probe (Z-2144-200)
- ZytoDot EGFR / CEN7 Dual Color Probe (C-3033-400)
For more information about the complete line of ZytoVision probes that Bio SB distributes, visit www.biosb.com/fish-cish.
ZytoVision of Germany is a supplier of CE Approved CISH and FISH probes, ancillaries, and implementation kits worldwide. Visit the Zytovision website at www.zytovision.com.
3 April 2013: Mopec announces the release of the SmartSpecimen Pathology Scale with Printer (BB070), the only color touchscreen hanging pathology scale on the market. Findings made by the technician can be entered in to the scale. A documented printout with date, name, lab and findings is then issued to the technician. This revolutionary product replaces hand written autopsy notes which are susceptible to human error. The SmartSpecimen Pathology Scale will prove to be a valuable addition to your entire laboratory documentation process. A Mopec exclusive.
25 March 2013: The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and the American Pathology Foundation (APF) are introducing a collaborative initiative known as Laboratory Management University (LMU). LMU seeks to address a vital need. Pathologists, laboratory professionals, and residents ambitious to move up the career ladder have very few options for formal education programs to enhance laboratory management skills as their careers progress. Many learn from colleagues to develop budgets, measure laboratory productivity, and manage operations, staff, and existing laboratory procedures and protocols.
LMU is designed for pathologists, laboratory professionals, and pathology residents. LMU will kick off with seven courses in the spring. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a Certificate of Laboratory Management in six core competency areas: Leadership, Personnel Management, Operations, Financial Management, Informatics, and Compliance. All 25 courses are offered for a flat fee, with a special, introductory price of $399.
For more information, click here.
18 March 2013: MyPath™, a free software program created by pathologists for pathologists, announces powerful new features to aid pathology research, content retrieval, and communications.
With added content MyPath™ users can now search materials from the International Academy of Pathology, leading textbooks, USCAP resources, and the National Institute of Health's PubMed library. Once found, content may be stored in several different ways to enable cross-indexing and fast retrieval. The software will even suggest alternative resources based upon the content that you select for review. Sharing information with colleagues is easily performed with a click of the mouse.
Explore MyPath™ by clicking here or download the MyPath™ App to your iPad. For a demonstration of MyPath™, click here.
18 March 2013: Path-Tec announces their Laboratory Client Manager module, as part of a comprehensive web-based solution that provides laboratories with the tools to manage daily client tasks, track client cases and improve sales opportunity tracking. This cloud-based CRM solution was designed to meet the specific needs of laboratories and help them proactively address their client needs. Path-Tec’s Laboratory Client Manager can help your laboratory effectively manage all of your client relationships to deliver the highest level of service. Contact us today at (706) 569-6368 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or a free demonstration.
18 March 2013: AccuCore Group LLC announces: AccuPathology Lab Equipment Management Module. Proactively track, monitor and manage equipment used in the lab. Manage to CAP, OSHA, DOT or other user-definable criterion supporting audits and inspections. Equipment templates include cryostats, microtomes, water baths, stainers, hoods, tissue processors, etc. Supports user defined ranges, frequency, history, schedule and resolution to issues. Attachment provisions for instructions, pictures, user manuals, etc. Includes material monitoring for expirations, storage, and handling for OSHA and CAP compliance. Assigns equipment-specific tasks with out-of-range alerts at the time of data capture. Assures operator and maintenance personal are certified. Supports for scanners, tablets, PDAs, iPads and RFID.
For more information, visit our website: http://www.accucoregroup.com.
14 March 2013: Kubtec announces the release of the enhanced XPERT 80 for imaging excised tissue and bone specimens. The enhanced XPERT 80 now has a 7” x 9” (23 cm x 18 cm) glass window and interior light for viewing specimens and offers detector sizes from 2” x 2” (5 cm x 5 cm) up to the new 8” x 10” (20 cm x 25 cm), to make it the ideal tool for examining larger tissue samples. Included is Artemis, Kubtec’s advanced software filter, that provides mammography quality imaging in specimen radiography. This makes the XPERT 80 the ideal tool for intra-operative imaging of excised breast tissue, for visibility of microcalcifications in stereotactic core specimens, and for imaging large bone and tissue specimens in Pathology.
Kubtec has been awarded ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certifications and complies and with U.S., Canadian, and European requirements for radiation safety. For more information, contact us at 203.364.8544 or visit our website: www.kubtec.com.
20 February 2013: Applied Spectral Imaging announces that its GenASIs Scan & Analysis automated microscopy platform has received FDA clearance as an aid in ALK gene analysis for lung cancer therapy selection. The introduction of automation in ALK therapy selection represents a new era in personalized medicine for patients with NSCLC (Non-Small-Cell-Lung-Cancer). GenASIs Scan & Analysis offers clinicians a way to automatically perform genetic analysis on tissue samples, stained with the Abbott ALK™ probe kit, and identify the ALK gene rearrangement. Automated genetic analysis with GenASIs Scan & Analysis ensures quick, repeatable and documented results proving unparalleled clinical accuracy and time savings. GenASIs further adds the ability to perform "walk away" automated genetic tissue scanning for ALK using an 81 slide continues scanning robot.
For more information, click here.
20 February 2013: The College of American Pathologists announces the availability of Short Presentations in Emerging Concepts (SPECS). Pathology SPECs are free, easily customized, downloadable resources for pathologists presenting to tumor boards, grand rounds and clinical colleagues. Each short, expert-developed PowerPoint presentation focuses on a selected disease where molecular tests play a key role in patient management. All content is easy to customize with your organization's practice name and information. SPECS are updated periodically with reference articles and the latest information on molecular tests that are actionable to patient care.
Available now (click here):
• The Workup of Colorectal Cancer
• Therapeutic Guidance for Metastatic Melanoma
• The Diagnosis and Workup of Thyroid Cancer
• The Workup of Polycythemia and Thrombocythemia: JAK2
• Colorectal Cancer: Hereditary Non-Polyposis Cancer (Lynch Syndrome)
11 February 2013: Kubtec's new, enhanced XPERT 40 digital specimen radiography system now offers a 5” x 6” (12 x 15 cm) detector size. This new detector size gives the imaging specialists additional room to fit specimen containers for their imaging requirements, whether examining stereotactic cores or for intra-operative imaging of excised tissue. The portable XPERT 40 fits easily into any procedure room. With up to 5X geometric magnification, and Artemis, the dedicated mammography quality imaging filter, for increased visibility of micro-calcifications and anomalies.
Find out more about the new XPERT 40, contact us at 203.364.8544 or visit our website: www.kubtec.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.
12 September 2012: Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. announces the first-ever fully automated dual-stain technique for miRNA and protein detection in cancer.
This technique will allow researchers to examine miRNAs and proteins related to cancer in the same section of tumor tissue. Detecting miRNAs and proteins together, in the context of the tumor microenvironment, allows researchers to visualize the association of oncogenic protein expression to those miRNAs involved in the regulation of the mRNA species responsible for protein production.
Unlike traditional enzymatic retrieval, the current industry standard for miRNA in situ hybridization (ISH), the new technique from Ventana uses non-enzymatic pre-treatments, enabling the detection of both targets while preserving tissue morphology. Developed for use on the DISCOVERY ULTRA instrument, the application is fully automated, allowing for greater reproducibility of target detection.
1The Ventana miRNA and protein dual-stain technique and the DISCOVERY ULTRA System are for Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
For more information, visit www.ventana.com and click on Media.
1 August 2012:
Epitomics is pleased to introduce its rabbit monoclonal antibody (RabMAb®) cocktails from Epitomics. The Cytokeratin 5 + Cytokeratin 6 + ERG cocktail was introduced this year along with four other varieties targeting breast cancers and prostate cancers. Antibody cocktails represent an important tool in IHC applications for examining diagnostically challenging tissue specimens. For more information about these antibodies, click here.
Epitomics is the world leader in rabbit monoclonal antibody (RabMAb®) technology. Using our proprietary RabMAb technology, we have developed high quality antibodies (EP Clones™) and IHC kits (EpiPrecision™, EpiVision™) for anatomical pathology use.
For more information, contact us at 877-772-2622, IVDinfo@epitomics.com or visit our website at http://www.epitomics.com/diagnostics.
11 November 2011: bioTheranostics, Inc., a bioMérieux company that develops innovative oncology diagnostic tests to drive personalized treatment, announces a clinical study that links CancerTYPE ID® molecular testing with improved patient outcome. Patients in which CancerTYPE ID predicted a colorectal site of origin that subsequently received site-specific therapy had a median survival three times that of what has been reported in patients treated empirically for cancer of unknown primary (CUP). These results make CancerTYPE ID the only marketed molecular cancer classifier to demonstrate therapeutic response and patient benefit based on molecular tumor profiling.
The study, led by John Hainsworth, MD, of the Sarah Canon Research Institute, A Retrospective Study of Treatment Outcomes in Patients with Carcinoma of Unknown Primary Site and a Colorectal Cancer Molecular Profile (Clin Colorectal Cancer 2011 Oct 13 [Epub ahead of print]), focused on the improved treatment response and survival in a group of patients in which CancerTYPE ID results were utilized in the selection of site-specific therapy. According to the study findings, which will be published in the December issue of Clinical Colorectal Cancer and currently are available online, 75 percent of the patients showed negative colonoscopy results, and approximately half the patients had atypical immunohistochemistry for colorectal cancer. Significantly, CancerTYPE ID was used as part of the routine work-up and site-specific treatment was selected based on the molecular assay prediction.
The study results demonstrated a 50 percent response rate in patients treated with first-line regimens for colorectal cancer versus only 17 percent in patients treated with current empiric therapies for CUP (P value = 0.0257). Patients predicted to have colorectal cancer by CancerTYPE ID and treated with colorectal cancer treatment regimens experienced a median survival of 27 months. In comparison, patients treated with empiric CUP treatment have historical median survivals ranging from 8 to 11 months.
For more information please contact Wendy Johnson, Associate Director Marketing, bioTheranostics, 858-587-5887 or click here.
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 email@example.com, or visit us online at http://www.optronics.com.
29 April 2011: An article in the January 2011 CAP Today discussed Voicebrook’s leadership in the Pathology speech recognition arena. The article focuses on the role of speech recognition software for laboratory transcription, and indicates that Voicebrook’s VoiceOver software is the only speech recognition product that is designed for pathologists. Features important for Pathologists include advanced templating, discrete data entry and CAP Cancer protocols, a knowledge base of Pathology templates, hands-free microphone and foot pedal integration, delegated and digital dictation workflows, custom integration with over 16 AP/LIS products, downtime procedures, integration with Digital Imaging platforms, and customized vocabulary and functionality to handle unique Pathology reporting workflows.
For more information, please visit http://www.voicebrook.com or click here to read the article.
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.
For more information, click here.
18 June 2009: Photodyne Technologies is a manufacturer of specialized photographic machines for use in grossing, pathology and forensic labs, and other macro photography applications. Our new macro-photography and grossing units have an optional low voltage D.C. operation, for enhanced safety. The units are supplied with top of the line digital cameras, with resolution of 8 to 15 megapixels and higher. The system comes with proprietary software and connects directly to the user’s computer through a USB port, allowing the user to take pictures directly from the computer in real time, with adjustments in the scene as necessary. All major attributes of the camera are controllable from the computer as well.
Once the picture is snapped, the data are transferred to the hard drive through the USB port and stored in the user’s specified location, and the pictures are then ready to be used for lectures and presentations, archiving, email attachments, research and more.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
10 September 2008: Sakura announces The Tissue-Tek® Xpress® x50. The Tissue-Tek® Xpress® x50 delivers unprecedented productivity and maximizes staff efficiency. The Tissue-Tek® Xpress® x50 processes up to 440 specimens in an 8-hour shift, with the ability to load up to 40 cassettes approximately every 45 minutes. It provides outstanding time and cost savings, as well as increased staff safety, while producing standardized, accurate results paralleling those from overnight processing, allowing same-day diagnosis and, ultimately, improved patient care.
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