NEWCASTLE, England, Dec. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A transformative sector deal was announced between companies of theUK life sciences sector and the UK government on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017. This agreement draws substantial investment into the sector including the development of a trail-blazing digital pathology program
"Leica Biosystems has large investments and a keen interest in the growing UK market. Government stimulus funding will certainly accelerate the development and adoption of new digital pathology applications," said Jerome Clavel, Vice President and General Manager, Leica Biosystems Pathology Imaging Business. "Substantial amounts of data are required to build meaningful AI applications. Hence, building a substrate of digital pathology adoption is a prerequisite to computer-assisted diagnosis and automation of pathology through AI."
Leica Biosystems has a broad menu of Image Analysis (IA) applications already in use by all 10 top pharma companies. These applications are referenced in over 300 peer-reviewed scientific publications. At the Leica Biosystems manufacturing, research and development operations in Newcastle, UK, over 160 employees develop imaging and scanning systems, for cytogenetics and pathology labs, as well as reagents and biomarkers for companion diagnostics.
"The advancement of Image Analysis applications is exciting news for all researchers and pathologists working in cancer research and translational medicine," said Laura Wilson, a senior Researcher at the Newcastle University Cancer Research UK Centre, Northern Institute for Cancer Research. "As an experienced user of Aperio algorithms, I have come to appreciate the role of automated Image Analysis. It can improve efficiency and accuracy from H&E, IHC, and Immunofluorescence applications. With the support of the UK government and industry leaders such as Leica Biosystems, this technology may become more accessible to all UK researchers and pathologists; leading to new breakthroughs in innovative medical research."
For Research Use Only. Not For Use In Diagnostic Procedures.
About Leica BiosystemsLeica Biosystems (LeicaBiosystems.com) is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation, integrating each step in the workflow. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps. Our mission of "Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives" is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries and is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany.
Media Contact: Courtney Hill, Global Brand Marketing Specialist Phone: 847-405-7041LBS-GlobalMarketing@leicabiosystems.com
View original content:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/leica-biosystems-to-advance-artificial-intelligence-in-pathology-as-part-of-uk-life-sciences-sector-deal-300574258.html
SOURCE Leica Biosystems
Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Cyanosis is the bluish or purplish discoloration of the skin and mucus membranes due to lack of ...
Find out about travel shots or vaccination before you travel to your destination country. Travel ...
Hay fever is caused by allergy to pollen and is characterized by runny or blocked nose, sneezing, ...View All