SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The use of digital pathology has been largely restricted to research
"User perception that whole slide imaging will always be inferior to the light microscope has traditionally limited digital pathology to research, teaching/education, and clinical diagnosis applications. Stringent regulatory pathways and the differing time, productivity and quality requirements in clinical environment further compound barriers," explained Transformational Health Principal Analyst Divyaa Ravishankar. "Nevertheless, innovations centered on cloud hosting and image analysis will increase adoption among future users and also generate merger and acquisition opportunities for vendors." Leading market players are Roche Diagnostics (Ventana), Leica Biosystems, Cerner, Philips, Sunquest, 3DHistech, Proscia, Inspirata, Indica Labs, Definiens, and Visiopharm.
2017 Customer Attitudes and Adoption Plans of Digital Pathology Technologies is part of Frost & Sullivan's Life Sciences Growth Partnership Service program. The study is based on an extensive survey of substantial users—pathologists and lab managers that influence purchase decisions—of digital pathology equipment. Of the 253 candidates attempted the survey and 154 candidates qualified for the survey.
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The primary goal of this research is to identify trends and developments in the field of digital pathology. The survey seeks to collect the main information and compare the perceptions of current and potential adopters of this technology. In addition, it analyzes the intended use case, adoption of cloud pathology, barriers to adoption, budgets and the brand perception (Scanners, image analysis, archiving, PACS and APLIS solutions). Moreover, it describes the image storage, format, size and monthly storage requirements. Several notable insights emerged from the survey:
The top reasons cited by both molecular pathology and histopathology users for not investing earlier in digital pathology solutions were high cost of the technology, insufficient workload, laboratory information system (LIS) connectivity, and lack of digitization of the workflow. The majority of future buyers (28.1 percent) had annual lab budgets allocated for <$50,000 with more money to spare for new equipment purchase in the $100,000-$250,000 category. The survey also revealed that future planned purchases might still revolve around slide scanning hardware and microscopes with digital imaging capabilities, followed by LIS, storage hardware, and virtual image analysis tools.
"The lack of adequate budgets from the potential adopter community should be an eye-opener for vendors to devise targeted pricing strategies for their instruments and software," noted Ravishankar. "In addition to price, major vendor selection criteria among future adopters were ease of operation, customer support and training, image quality and color fidelity, and existing satisfactory relationship."
2017 Customer Attitudes and Adoption Plans of Digital Pathology Technologies is part of Frost & Sullivan's Life Sciences Growth Partnership Service program.
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