Study of Cross-Contamination of Biopsy Specimens in 69 Anatomic Pathology Laboratories Raises Concerns about Test Quality and Patient Safety

Extraneous tissue cross-contamination found in all participating pathology laboratories Cross-tissue contamination, regardless of specimen volume or how frequently reagents were changed Pathologists and histotechnologists have long known that traditional methods of processing tissue for diagnosis have the potential to cross-contaminate human biopsy specimens. This risk to patient safety and diagnostic accuracy was accepted over the decades because of the limitations of technology and inability...

Financial Experts Predict Sales of Digital Pathology Systems Will Nearly Triple in the United States by 2019

Pathology groups and clinical laboratories gain the benefits of increased connectivity, greater productivity, and a tool to reduce costs Acceptance of digital pathology systems is growing steadily in both North America and Europe. One sign of this acceptance is the rapid increase in the purchase of digital pathology systems by anatomic pathology laboratories in these regions. In fact, one consulting company says that the digital pathology market is poised to explode over the next seven to...

Agilent’s $2.2 Billion-Dollar Acquisition of Dako Likely to Shake Up the Anatomic Pathology and Histology Marketplace

Pathology laboratories that are customers of Dako should take notice of the coming change of ownership Once again, a major player in histology and anatomic pathology tissue processing has been acquired. Yesterday it was announced that Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A), of Santa Clara, California, will pay $2.2 billion to acquire Dako, the cancer diagnostics company in Glostrup, Denmark. It is the largest acquisition in Agilent’s 13-year history. The high price paid for Dako is just the...

Innovation in Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Staining: Single Piece Flow IHC Slide Processing

PRESS RELEASE The Dark Report 21806 Briarcliff Dr. Spicewood, Texas 78669 512-264-7103 o 512-264-0969 f FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Ron Martin rbmartin@darkreport.com AUSTIN,Texas (January 30, 2012) – Many laboratory tests and procedures lend themselves to automation, but many do not. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) presents challenges typical of automating complex clinical laboratory procedures, of which about 70% of the workflow is manual. Key areas of automation are typically staining...

Innovation in Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Staining: Single Piece Flow IHC Slide Processing

FREE Special Edition White Paper Sorry, this white paper is no longer active. Contact info@darkreport.com for more information. Innovation in immunohistochemistry (IHC) staining has evolved significantly over the last two decades. The process of staining has shifted from labor-intensive, manual techniques toward semi-automated instruments with off-line processes such as deparaffinization and antigen retrieval, and now to a new generation of baking-through-staining automated instrumentation...