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13 February 2015: Digital X-ray manufacturer Kubtec (kuhb*tech) announced the launch of a new system for forensics dedicated to providing high performance wireless radiography for remote locations or laboratory work: XTEND DR Wireless. XTEND DR Wireless gives forensics investigators and medical examiners the ease of wireless transmission and high resolution digital images (100 microns) sent directly from the field or the lab. XTEND DR Wireless relays critical information instantaneously from wherever you need to work.

XTEND DR Wireless is the latest addition in Kubtec's line of digital X-ray systems for forensics developed over the last decade. XTEND DR Wireless features Kubtec's ultra-thin, extra-large digital detector (35.5 cm x 43.2 cm) and meets the demands of investigations in the field and the lab without sacrificing performance. Lightweight (3.4 kg), yet rugged, XTEND DR Wireless, in a durable wheeled case, can go to any location and transmit high resolution images in various applications including cause of death analysis, forensic anthropology, package and IED inspection, gemstone and art examination and questioned document examination (QDE).

To see Kubtec's powerful new system for forensic science and the array of features the XTEND DR Wireless system offers, visit the Kubtec booth 304 at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 67th Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, FL, February 18-20, 2015. http://kubtec.com/xtend-dr-wireless-portable.

For more information, click here.

13 February 2015: Applied Spectral Imaging (ASI) announced that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its GenASIs HiPath image capture and analysis platform.

ASI's GenASIs HiPath IHC Family is an advanced image analysis platform for IHC and CISH samples that integrates with existing lab microscopes and workflows, providing labs with a cost-effective solution for digital pathology. The platform is intended for use as an aid to pathologists in the quantitative analysis and scoring of HER2, Estrogen Receptor (ER) (SP1), Progesterone Receptor (PR) and Ki67 (30-9) proteins in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded breast cancer tissue.

For more information call +1 (800) 611-3466, email Sales@spectral-imaging.com, or visit www.spectral-imaging.com.

13 February 2015: Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute announces the Cost of Quality in the Laboratory Certificate Program, the only program that truly implements the steps needed to determine the existing cost of quality in your lab.

Program lessons in this online, self-paced eLearning certificate program include understanding the basic concepts, identifying the different costs, calculating the costs, laboratory case study and program summary.

For more information, please click here.

13 February 2015: SPOT Imaging Solutions is pleased to announce the release of the new SPOT 5.2 software. SPOT 5.2 Software provides ongoing OS support for your SPOT camera while expanding its capabilities with new features and enhanced functionality.

New features and enhancements include Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9) Support, Windows 8 Support, new microscopy optimized (auto-brightness function), new live image overlay module for E-Phys applications, enhanced auto-exposure image types, enhanced ICC profiles for new cameras, added macro functions and added custom dialog functions.

Please visit our website for more details: http://www.spotimaging.com/software.

16 January 2015: Presenting LOGOS One, a dual-retort tissue processor that enables high-specimen throughput while using conventional power management. LOGOS One is optimized for Milestone's 4-step, 4-reagent, xylene-free process. This unique process improves quality, increases efficiency, simplifies labor demands, and reduces cost; while ensuring compatibility with all IHC protocols. Continuously batch specimen runs in capacities up to 210 racked cassettes or 300 random basket cassettes to accommodate varying workload demands.

Learn how the Milestone 4-Step conventional process outperforms the traditional 12-14 step conventional methodology by calling 866-995-5300, emailing info@milestonemed.com, or visiting www.milestonemed.com.

5 January 2015: Mopec introduces their new rounded paddle forceps. Designed for better cutting visibility, comfortable cuts all types of tissue. Superior grasping power. 6-3/8" long with .9555 round tip. Product Number AB064.

For more information call 800-362-8491, email info@mopec.com or click here.

8 December 2014: AccuCore's latest offering ImageLink

The capture, viewing and storage of specimen images are an important part of lab quality.

AccuCore's ImageLink Agent works along with your digital images and LIS to automatically surface related images from your LIS environment.

You can quickly view images, eliminating misidentification without expensive LIS interface costs and associated administrative overhead.

Key Features:

For more information, please visit www.accucoregroup.com.

21 November 2014: Primera Technology, Inc., today announced that its robotic-based auto-loading version of the Signature Cassette Printer is now shipping. Signature Cassette Printer is designed for use in pathology and histology labs to print high-resolution text, graphics and bar codes directly onto tissue cassettes.

Two versions are available:

For more information, please visit www.primerahealthcare.com.

3 November 2014: MOPEC announces the BioSeal System5 Body Bag, to help protect your facility and staff from infectious disease while transporting deceased Ebola patients. It is heat sealed for optimal protection from odors, toxins, vapors and infections.

The BioSeal System5 Body Bag is CDC approved for Level 4 Biosafety, and IATA approved for air transport. It has been field tested and certified by the US Army and Air Force, and is used by the FBI and major airlines during national disasters.

For more information call 800-362-8491, email info@mopec.com or click here.

29 October 2014: Leica Biosystems announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Devicor Medical Products, Inc., a global market leader in breast biopsy instruments and consumables.

Among Devicor's products is the Original Mammotome Breast Biopsy System, which, to date, has enabled more than four million women to have a minimally invasive breast biopsy. Devicor's product portfolio also includes the Mammotome revolve, the tether-less Mammotome elite, Neoprobe Gamma Detection System, Mammotome MammoTest stereotactic biopsy table, as well as a comprehensive portfolio of tissue markers used in breast disease diagnostic sampling and management.

For more information, click here.

15 October 2014: Developed in collaboration with leading molecular genetics experts at Emory University, this highly targeted exon-focused array allows detection of medical research relevant microdeletions and microduplications. Containing over 4,600 hand-curated genes the array is an ideal complement to other genomic technologies, such as next generation sequencing (NGS), to provide accurate analysis of the full mutation spectrum.

The CytoSure Medical Research Exome array delivers:

For more information about the CytoSure Medical Research Exome array and to find out about our special introductory offers contact us or visit our website.

9 October 2014: The new Tru-Q HDx Reference Standards range, by Horizon Diagnostics, addresses the need for routine management in Next Generation Sequencing by covering over 40 oncology-specific biomarkers at three precise allelic burdens (1.25%, 2.5% and 5%). This allows laboratories to simultaneously analyze both the sensitivity and specificity of their NGS workflows. In addition to these primary mutations, Horizon Diagnostics has characterized an additional 200 endogenous mutations in their cell lines. These mutations can be used to determine the capability and ability of a laboratory's NGS workflow to detect the full range of mutation types, including: Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs), Untranslated Regions (UTRs), and Indels.

For more information, visit us online at www.horizondx.com.

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 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.

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.

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.

Click here for more information.

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.

13 October 2012: Introducing EXAKT 312 NEW Diamond 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.

For more information, click here.




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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