LEICA BIOSYSTEMS TO ACQUIRE APERIO
FOR THE SECOND TIME IN AS MANY YEARS, a global leader in histology systems and products has announced that it will acquire one of the leading digital pathology companies. This time it is Leica Biosystems of Nussloch, Germany, which will purchase Aperio Technologies, Inc., of Vista, California.
Founded by Dirk Soenksen in
Last week, the pathology profession got a new professional group. It is the Digital Pathology Association (DPA) and it was formed by several companies offering digital pathology systems and services. DPA’s founders say it will support digital pathology education initiatives, define best practices, and will seek to influence standards and interfaces in digital pathology systems.
SIEMENS INVESTS IN DIGITAL PATHOLOGY, BUYS STAKE IN BIOIMAGENE
IMAGING AND RADIOLOGY GIANT SIEMENS just made an interesting investment in digital pathology systems. On October 16, Siemens Venture Capital (SVC) revealed that it had purchased a stake in BioImagene Inc. (www.bioimagene.com) of Cupertino, California. The amount of the investment was not disclosed.
The timing of this
CEO SUMMARY: If BioImagene’s CEO is to be believed, the company is ready to deliver a digital pathology system that is robust and affordable, even in settings with just two or three pathologists. One key to the BioImagene strategy is “per scan” pricing that avoids the need for upfront capital to acquire its system. Confident