Applied Spectral Imaging and Biocare Medical Partner to Deliver Comprehensive Solutions for Immunohistochemistry
A partnership making R2R workflow (“Reagent to Report”) a reality by combining Biocare’s automated IHC instrumentation and reagents with ASI´s computer-aided imaging and analysis
Carlsbad, California and Concord, California, December 4, 2013 – Applied Spectral Imaging Inc. (ASI) and Biocare Medical, LLC (Biocare) announced today the signing of a strategic partnership agreement in which Biocare will distribute ASI’s IHC and CISH imaging and analysis solution, GenASIs Pathology, in the United States. The agreement brings to cytopathology and anatomic pathology laboratories a fully integrated solution that improves quality while providing compelling work-flow efficiencies.
Biocare Medical is an innovator in the growing field of automated instrumentation for IHC and ISH. ASI is a leader in multi-modality, microscopy imaging and analysis, offering a suite of automated and semi-automated computer-aided analysis and scoring aids for IHC, CISH, FISH and karyotyping. A combined, end-to-end, automated solution for IHC brings exceptional value, enhanced efficiency and superior clinical results to laboratories which are experiencing a surge in the number of IHC tests performed.
From slide preparation through analysis, all the way to result reporting, the combined solution enables faster turn-around time while providing accurate, reproducible and standardized results. Laboratories benefit from computer aided scoring, counting and ratio analysis, providing Allred, H-score and M-score analysis automation. The system provides standardized results for stains such as ER, PR and HER-2 (cErbB2). Analysis results and automatically generated reports are managed in the solution’s built-in information management system, which may be linked to a Laboratory Information System (LIS).
“Our team is very excited to partner with Biocare. Both companies have worked hard to ensure our customers benefit from unparalleled value in IHC automation, imaging and analysis. The unique value we offer together extends from sample preparation all the way to case sign-out.” said Limor Shiposh, CEO of Applied Spectral Imaging Inc. “Our offering enables pathologists to focus on clinical analysis and investigation, offering accurate, documented and relevant results. The agreement between our two companies provides pathology labs with a complete end-to-end automated and documentation solution.” added Ms. Shiposh.
“I´ve tested quite a few imaging systems for scoring slides and the GenASIs Pathology outperformed all the rest. The biggest benefit of the system is how user-friendly and intuitive the software is, with no extensive training needed. You can sit down and get right to work in minutes,” said Joe Vargas, Director of Research and Development at Biocare Medical.
ASI and Biocare have tested and confirmed the combined solution’s effectiveness in performing end-to-end IHC and CISH, imaging, analysis and reporting.
About Applied Spectral Imaging
Applied Spectral Imaging (ASI) makes patient care better through advanced biomedical imaging.
ASI has been one of the industry’s leading microscopy imaging solution providers since 1993, with over 30 registered patents in the US, Europe and Japan and over 2,500 systems deployed worldwide. With worldwide offices in the US, Europe and Asia, ASI has built a global network of over 50 distributors.
GenASIs Pathology (IHC and CISH imaging and analysis solution) is not intended for diagnostic or therapeutic use, for research use only.
About Biocare Medical
Biocare Medical LLC is an innovator in developing and supplying world class automated immunohistochemistry (IHC) instrumentation, and the full range of reagents for IHC lab testing. Biocare is the market leader in simultaneous Multiplex IHC and antibody development, which solves difficult clinical problems and accelerates turnaround time. The company’s customers include clinical histology laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, CROs, and biotechnology companies as well as academic, government, military, and other non-profit laboratories. Biocare Medical offers an expanding portfolio of integrated products to address the rapidly growing cancer and infectious disease diagnostic and research markets using tissue immunostaining and in situ hybridization methods. Biocare Medical is headquartered and has manufacturing facilities in Concord, California, and has a global distribution network.
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