The U.S. FDA has cleared Siemens Healthineers’ Naeotom Alpha, the world’s first photon-counting CT. This is the first major technological innovation for CT in more than 10 years, that has been approved by the FDA. With a novel system concept and pioneering new detector technology, it ushers in a new era in computed tomography.
OmniVision Technologies has unveiled it OVMed OCHSA and OCHTA cable modules for single-use endoscopes and catheters.
HORIBA’s new generation Microsemi CRP LC-767G haematology analyser simultaneously measures Full Blood Count with CRP at the point-of-care.
GE Healthcare has unveiled MyoSPECT, a next-generation cardiac-dedicated nuclear medicine scanner with extended field-of-view processing and new automated workflow features for a fast, comfortable exam experience.
BIOTRONIK has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its Orsiro Mission bioabsorbable polymer coronary drug-eluting stent system (BP-DES). The company also announced the first US implant and full commercial availability in the U.S.
GE Healthcare has introduced the AMX Navigate, a new mobile, digital X-ray system designed with a first-of-its-kind power-assisted Free Motion telescoping column that aims to reduce lift force by up to 70 percent and decrease technologist injury. New workflow solutions, including Zero Click Exam, increases efficiency by automating workflow and reducing user interface interactions.
NeuroLogica Corp., the U.S. healthcare subsidiary of Samsung, has introduced the V8; a high-end ultrasound system that provides enhanced image quality, usability and convenience. The V8 was recently cleared by the U.S. FDA. Among its features, the device includes two new artificial intelligence (AI) functions. The first is “NerveTrack”, an exciting AI technology that detects […]
Philips has launched its next-generation digital pathology solution, moving digital pathology into the heart of enterprise-wide healthcare informatics. Philips Digital Pathology Suite – IntelliSite – features a comprehensive, scalable suite of software tools and capabilities designed to help streamline workflows, enhance diagnostic confidence, facilitate team collaboration, integrate artificial intelligence (AI) and increase the efficiency of […]
Xyall BV, a leading MedTech innovator in molecular pathology, has launched its Tissector High Throughput (HT) system for greater diagnostic precision. The Netherlands-based company says this is a world first – enabling high volume, molecular diagnostic laboratories to capitalize commercially on the company’s unique, automated, tissue dissection technology.
Xyall‘s Tissector HT solution uses state-of-the-art technology, image registration, robotics and workflow optimization. It is designed for continuous operation and is fully integrated with digital pathology solutions and the laboratory workflow system (LIMS). The Tissector HT can hold 1,800 slides, dissect a minimum of 80 dissection slides per hour with an accuracy of < 0.1 mm and is designed for three hours unattended operation. The system is easy to use, combining high throughput with the highest accuracy.
Tissue dissection, even in large-scale commercial labs, remains a manual, labour-intensive process at risk of error and cross contamination. “The Xyall solution provides the missing link for customers,” explained Guido Du Pree, Xyall’s CEO.
Current practice involves manually pen-marking Regions of Interest (ROIs) on Hematoxylin & Eosin (H&E) stained slides. Using visual assessment, lab technicians then translate these ROIs into dissection slides, manually scraping the tissue and placing it in small containers.
“Xyall has already won contracts for order-to-built systems from two of the largest laboratories in the US, with high levels of interest from other molecular diagnostic laboratories requiring industrial-sized platforms,” said Du Pree.
“With new therapies coming to the market, and transformative technologies in PCR and next generation sequencing, precision medicine is being revolutionized – providing physicians and patients with the highest quality information about their health.
“However, tissue dissection to enable molecular profiling is still a labour intense, subjective process. Our pioneering technology transforms how this is done – delivering greater accuracy, consistency and overall improved quality control.”
Table-top version for hospital-based labs
Alongside the new large-scale, industrial system, Xyall is developing a smaller, table-top version for hospital-based molecular pathology laboratories. Based on the same technology, the company expects to have this second system commercially available in Q1 2022.
Du Pree added: “Worldwide shortages of experienced pathology staff are already putting labs under pressure. The Xyall solution will address this, helping customers to make more efficient use of existing, and increasingly scarce, staffing levels.”
- For more information, visit: Xyall.com
The Canadian company, Luxsonic’s SieVRt, an all-in-one Virtual Reality (VR) radiology suite, has received approval by Health Canada as a Class 2 Medical Device for use in diagnostic radiology. It is the first time that a VR software platform of this kind has been approved as a Class 2 Medical Device by a national regulatory […]