Breaking news: Philips receives FDA clearance for digital pathology solution
Posted 13th April 2017 by Jane Williams
It has just been announced that the FDA has taken the long awaited step in the move towards wider use of digital pathology. Philips has received permission to market their IntelliSite Pathology Solution for primary diagnostic use in the United States. Is this the first step towards full acceptance of this technology as a front line diagnostic tool?
As the first and currently only digital pathology solution in the U.S. to receive clearance for primary diagnostic use, the technology can aid pathologists to view and diagnose digital images of surgical pathology slides.
“The clearance for Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution marks a major milestone for innovation in pathology services in the U.S.,” said Russ Granzow, General Manager of Philips Digital Pathology Solutions. “Not only will it promote increased efficiencies and collaboration between pathologists, but it also opens a complete new dimension towards computational pathology which aims to increase accuracies and ultimately enhance patient care.”
Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution is an automated digital pathology image creation, viewing and management system comprised of an ultra-fast pathology slide scanner, an image management system and a display. This solution is complemented by advanced software tools to manage the scanning, storage, presentation, reviewing, and sharing of information. By supporting the transition to digital workflows, Philips seeks to help pathology laboratories simplify access to histopathology information and help staff work more efficiently.
As a leader in the field, Philips is a driver of the adoption of digital pathology, as it is a critical step towards the advancement of the pathology services industry.
We are pleased to welcome Philips as a sponsor to our 3rd Digital Pathology Congress: USA, where both a representative from Philips and the FDA will be making presentations. Register for your complimentary pass today, so you hear from them directly about this exciting step in the road to digital.
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