LifeSpan BioSciences, Inc. And NEC Research Institute Milestones In Development Of Cancer Diagnosis Support System 
10/19/2005 5:09:51 PM

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 23, 2005--LifeSpan BioSciences, NEC Corporation and NEC Soft of Japan have reached significant milestones in their collaboration to develop a cancer diagnosis support system to meet the needs of pathologists, physicians and patients for rapid and accurate detection and diagnosis of disease. The diagnostic assistant, based on jointly developed, proprietary image capture hardware and computer software, assists in the detection of cancer cells in pathology specimens and distinguishes them from non-cancerous cells. It is intended to assist pathologists by increasing their accuracy and productivity, and to provide information crucial for the clinical management of individual cancer patients. Through the partnership, LifeSpan, NEC, and NEC Soft plan to provide clinicians with a system that offers sophisticated image analysis and advanced diagnostic techniques.