Work flow software and ultra-rapid whole slide imaging integrated for first time

Falls Church 09 February 2006Mark Newburger, CEO of Apollo Telemedicine Inc., a provider of open system, Digital Pathology Software Solutions, has partnered with DMetrix Inc., a provider of ultra-rapid array-microscope whole glass slide digital imaging devices, to incorporate DMetrix's DX-40 scanner into Apollo's comprehensive Enterprise Digital Pathology Solution suite.

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For the first time, pathologists will be able to implement an ultra-rapid whole slide imaging acquisition device as part of a comprehensive pathology imaging work flow that interfaces with the laboratory information system. "By partnering with DMetrix, our customers have access to the fastest and most advanced scanning technology available in the market. This continues Apollo's strategy of open system software solutions by including DMetrix as another of the many pathology imaging devices supported by PathPACS", stated Mark Newburger, President and CEO of Apollo.

Michael R. Descour, PhD, President of DMetrix, stated: "Apollo's leadership position as a provider of Digital Pathology solutions enables DMetrix's scanners to immediately contribute to the overall work flow and cost efficiencies of laboratories. By working with Apollo's existing PathPACS image database and laboratory information system interfaces, DMetrix brings its revolutionary technology to a proven clinical environment."

Founded in 1993, Apollo Telemedicine Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia. Apollo is the only provider of Open System, Digital Pathology Enterprise Software Solutions. Apollo is a recognized expert in Digital Imaging and Telepathology and has leveraged its experience to develop the most technically advanced Picture Archive and Communications Solution (PACS) for Pathology. PathPACS incorporates Apollo's extensive library of digital imaging device and Laboratory Information System interfaces to enable its customers the highest flexibility in leveraging existing device investments and in selecting the most appropriate imaging devices for the future.

DMetrix is a privately held company headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, and the exclusive developer of array-microscope technology. At five to 60 times faster than any other system, the DMetrix DX-40 slide scanning system delivers ultra-rapid slide throughput, simple oneclick scanning operation, and sophisticated slipstream automation. DMetrix's technology has been recognized as a breakthrough innovation by The Wall Street Journal. DMetrix's first product, the DX-40 array-microscope system, received R&D Magazine's 2005 R&D100 Award given to the 100 technologically most significant innovations of the past year. For more news, please read this VMW issue's article UltraClinics introduces a same day prostate cancer health care service and acquires EPO International.


Leslie Versweyveld

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