Collaboratively Develop System Designed to Transform How Pathologists Perform FISH
CARLSBAD, CA, November x, 2017 ARUP Laboratories, a national pathology reference laboratory, and Applied Spectral Imaging (ASI), a global leader in computer-assisted biomedical imaging, announced today they have completed a multi-year collaboration, leading to the launch of ASI’s PathFusion™, a cutting-edge solution that combines Whole Slide Imaging, industry-leading Tissue FISH analysis and revolutionary digital tissue-matching of FISH with Brightfield samples. PathFusion provides accurate computer-assisted diagnostics for easy FISH validation, bringing pathology closer than ever to FISH.
Rapid growth of FISH testing in pathology and the increase in test volumes has created a clear need for advanced digital workflows. PathFusion automates the traditional error-prone process to provide higher diagnostic confidence. H&E slides are scanned, the pathologist logs in remotely and marks the regions of interest onscreen, then the system automatically matches those regions to the same exact cells on the FISH slide. FISH analysis is performed using proprietary computer-vision algorithms and the final results are presented to the pathologist in a single intuitive view which includes the H&E, IHC and FISH slides.
Dr. Mohamed Salama, chief of Hematopathology at ARUP, commented: “Our collaboration with ASI represents ARUP’s commitment to embracing the most modern technologies in clinical diagnostics, which we feel make a significant difference for patients. We have gone through a vigorous process of validating the system to prove its equivalence to conventional microscopy and have embraced the many benefits it provides, both in clinical results as well as workflow efficiencies.”
“I am excited to be launching PathFusion, which presents a paradigm shift in how FISH pathology is performed”, said Limor Shiposh, CEO of ASI. “We joined forces with ARUP to advance this novel tool that, at the end of the day, is critical to patients. ARUP’s deep clinical knowledge and workflow experience, in combination with our imaging and analysis expertise helped to deliver truly valuable modern innovation.”
ASI will be holding a workshop featuring Dr. Salama on November 15th at the AMP2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Data will be presented from a prospective study, highlighting the clinical impact and workflow efficiencies of PathFusion.
About ARUP Laboratories
Founded in 1984, ARUP Laboratories is a leading national reference laboratory and a nonprofit enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology. ARUP offers more than 3,000 tests and test combinations, ranging from routine screening tests to esoteric molecular and genetic assays. ARUP serves clients across the United States, including many of the nation’s top university teaching hospitals and children’s hospitals, as well as multihospital groups, major commercial laboratories, group purchasing organizations, military and other government facilities, and major clinics. In addition, ARUP is a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development, led by the efforts of the ARUP Institute for Clinical and Experimental Pathology®.
ASI is a global leader in the development of biomedical imaging solutions, supporting fluorescent, Brightfield and spectral image-acquisition, for the Pathology and Cytogenetics markets.
HiPath Pro™ and PathFusion™, powered by GenASIs™, are automated imaging platforms that provide advanced diagnostic aids for pathologists, with reproducible and standardized results. ASI platforms support manual and automatic scanning for a wide range of workflows and applications, to best suit the needs, size and budget of any laboratory.
ASI’s applications are FDA cleared for BandView, FISHView, CEP XY, UroVysion, ALK, HER2/neu FISH and IHC Family for: HER2, ER, PR and Ki67.
ASI serves clinical laboratories, life science companies and research institutions in over 50 countries.