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Issue #1017
 
Top Articles
 
 
All Eyes on Biomarkers
 
Retinal diseases often go undiagnosed until patients experience advanced visual symptoms. Could metabolomics provide biomarkers for earlier diagnosis, or even prediction? Researchers at Mass Eye and Ear think so.
 
 
 
 
Molecules Against Microbes
 
Microbial testing can be time-consuming: culturing samples, waiting for bacteria to grow, and then identifying possible drug resistance. Molecular testing can deliver the same information – but in only a few hours.
 
 
 
 
Writing the Book on Pathology
 
Emanuel Rubin, author of the eponymous and highly regarded textbook, talks about his career, his opinions on trends in medical education, and how Rubin’s Pathology grew from an idea to a full-fledged reference.
 
 
 
 
 
This week was Marie Curie’s 150th birthday – and an opportunity to celebrate women in science and medicine. See the BBC’s list of 100 groundbreaking women in STEM and tell us: who are your role models?
 
 
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Application Notes
 
 
Olympus BX microscopes - Trust the colors with True Color LED
 
Reliable diagnoses require reliable colors – and choosing the right light source is essential for adequate color rendering. Olympus’ BX microscopes feature True Color LED illumination, a bright, durable light source that combines the benefits of LED with a spectrum that closely matches halogen illumination for confidence in colors and confidence in diagnoses.
 
 
 
 
Product Profiles
 
 
Tired of waiting? Start digital pathology now with Anyslide
 
Anyslide is a free cloud-based image sharing and collaboration platform for pathologists who want to start working digital today, with their existing set-up. They can share digital histology images publicly or privately in seconds using the browser on their desktop PC, tablet or smartphone. No scanner, installation or integration needed.
 
 
 
Introducing POC Connect for the DiaSpect Tm hemoglobin analyzer
 
POC Connect is the world’s first mobile data management solution designed for a reagent free hemoglobin testing device.

The simple android application enables you to store, access and transmit hemoglobin results directly from a DiaSpect Tm hemoglobin analyzer to a smartphone via Bluetooth®.
 
 
 
Ki67, ER, PR, CD3 Quantification Fully Automated
 
VMscope’s “CognitionMaster Professional Suite” image analysis modules count >1000 cells via multi-HPF analysis and assesses tumor heterogeneity in a minimum of time. There is no need to handle image files - Ki67Quantifier grabs images from the microscope camera or the WSI viewer. Stroma and inflammation cells are automatically excluded.
 
 
 
Web Slide Portal for E-Learning, Live Conferences, Tele-Consultation
 
VMscope developed a new web slide portal called “Digital Slide Suite”. The system enables to create cases or series for e-learning, live conferences or tele-consultation. WSIs and meta data like images, texts or even videos can be uploaded and integrated into the case. A user management organises accounts and rights.
 
 
 
 
Events
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
Be it a large congress at a huge venue or an expert meeting that fits around a table, these events are a fantastic way to network and educate yourself on the latest developments in the laboratory medicine industry – so why not take a look at our list of upcoming events?