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Applied Spectral Imaging (ASI) Launches PathEx Duo: the First Detection System for Double Pathology Staining


7/7/2009 12:12:38 PM

Migdal Haemek, Israel, July 07, 2009 -Applied Spectral Imaging (ASI) a leading provider of comprehensive imaging solutions for Pathology and Cytogenetics, announces the release of "PathEx Duo" - the first detection system for pathology doubly stained specimens.

The DUO application provides the pathologist with a full statistical description of the examined tissue with regards to the expression of two antibodies (proteins). DUO classifies each object (e.g., cell) and marks it according to its class association. This system supports the pathologist diagnosis under circumstances where two stains are used to classify the tissue objects into four categories: non-stained, singly stained (of each stain) and doubly stained objects.

DUO displays the resultant statistics for the entire sample, or sub regions thereof. It offers three modes of operations: automatic, semi-automatic and manual.

According to Limor Shiposh, CEO of ASI, "The uniqueness of our new product is that the Pathologists are now able to evaluate objectively slides that are simultaneously doubly stained. This makes the common, cumbersome practice of comparing two different tissue sections, unnecessary and redundant.

We are proud to present this new product to the market and believe that our "PathEx Duo" will provide a faster, more accurate and efficient diagnostic aid for clinicians who make life-saving decisions."

About ASI

Applied Spectral Imaging (ASI), is a leading developer and manufacturer of comprehensive solutions for Pathology and Cytogenetics imaging, computer aided technology and data management needs. ASI was founded in 1993; a privately held company with two fully owned subsidiaries that manage sales and customer support in North America and Europe, along with independent distributors throughout the rest of the world. The company owns more than 30 patents in the US alone, and other patents in Europe and Japan. These patents cover general use spectral imaging, image analysis, scanning techniques, spectroscopy in life science and medicine and patents for specific applications. For further information: www.spectral-imaging.com


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