Posts made in 2009

i-Path Releases the First Digital Veterinary Atlas of Pathology

Posted by on Dec 9, 2009 in Latest News | Comments Off on i-Path Releases the First Digital Veterinary Atlas of Pathology

i-Path Diagnostics has announced a collaboration with researchers at Michigan State University to release the first digital Veterinary Atlas of Pathology. The atlas will be in the form of a Virtual Slide Catalogue comprising approximately 1500 virtua lslides.  Hosted online, the slides can be accessed using i-Path’s Virtual Slide Platform, PathXL. The content has been provided by a prominent Veterinary Pathologist based in Michigan State University.The material is a complete set of neoplastic diseases for every species with case histories, annotations and standard images attached to each slide. Structured by 13 individual Organ Systems, and therefore easy to navigate, the online atlas contains approximately 1500 virtual histology slides, all scanned at x40 magnification. Eileen Regan, Client Services Manager at i-Path states, “Taking inspiration from Fletcher’s – Atlas ofTumour Pathology, the researchers at Michigan State University wanted to improve reference materials available to Veterinary Pathologists and create a virtual slide e-book. As there are no veterinary books published in this area at present, i-Path has been very excited about creating this digital Veterinary Atlas of Pathology. Veterinary Pathologists across the globe will now be able to access this unique and expansive reference resource, online,from anywhere at any time. ”  Stuart Harvey, CEO at i-Path adds“The collaboration with researchers at Michigan State University gives us an essential and prestigious reference site. There’s a growing recognition in the US and other global markets that our technology allows for cost-effective knowledge sharing.This Atlas adds to the varied list of digital slide catalogues we have already brought to market, establishing us a go-to company for digital slide content for educational organizations in the field of pathology.” For more information, please visit us online at...

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KRAS / BRAF Mutation Detection Panel

Posted by on Dec 9, 2009 in Latest News | Comments Off on KRAS / BRAF Mutation Detection Panel

EntroGen has announced immediate availability of its KRAS/BRAF mutation panel as a comprehensive diagnostic predictor for efficacy of anti-EGFR monoclonal antibody therapies such as panitumumab (Vectibix) and cetuximab (Erbitux). EntroGen’s panel is the only diagnostic tool available on the market that utilizes high sensitivity of allele-specific PCR methodology to target 11 mutations in KRAS gene (codons 11, 13 and 61) as well as an additional BRAF gene mutation (V600E). If at least one mutation among the 12 targets is detected, the patient would not benefit from the therapy as all of these mutations are activating the Ras-Raf-MAPK pathway. EntroGen’s KRAS/BRAF mutation panel is available as RUO test for gel-electrophoresis and real-time PCR detection methods.  This panel is the company’s latest addition to the line-up of pharmacogenomic tests with a mission to put simple, inexpensive, yet reliable genotyping assays into the hands of clinical laboratories, making pharmacogenomic testing more accessible to patients and their physicians. For more information, please contact us at 818-342-2770 or visit us at...

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Pond Hockey Championships

Posted by on Feb 17, 2009 in Latest News | Comments Off on Pond Hockey Championships

Mick Raich and Kevin Meidt of Vachette Pathology participated in the 4th Annual Labatt Blue / USA Hockey Adult Pond Hockey Championships on Dollar Lake in Eagle River, WI on the weekend of February 13-15, 2009. This was our second year appearing. This tournament is a 4 on 4 round robin event with a maximum of 6 players per team. All games are 30 minutes in length consisting of two 15 minute run time halves. Each team is guaranteed 3 games during the event. Our team consists of: Mick Raich Kevin Meidt David Desser Scott Fleck Dean Jones We had the honor this year to play against: R.M.N.Hammer NorthwoodsDelivery DumpsterDivers We would like to take this time to thank Kevin Erlenbach with USA Hockey and Labatt Blue for all that they did to make this tournament a reality. We would also like to extend our sincere gratitude to the Eagle River Fire Department for all their work on creating and maintaining the 20 (75×150) rinks on Dollar Lake needed for this years tournament. Great job guys. Finally we would like to thank Michelle Janich and Wild Images for the design and production of our team t-shirts. Thanks Michelle. We are looking forward to next...

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Lake High School Hockey

Posted by on Feb 17, 2009 in Latest News | Comments Off on Lake High School Hockey

Vachette Pathology is a proud supporter of Coach Craig Horvath and the Lake Flyers Hockey team. “We are what we repeatedly do. EXCELLENCE, therefore, is not an act but a habit.”  — Aristotle Good Luck to Coach Horvath and the Lake Flyers.

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Curse of the Gag Clause

Posted by on Jan 2, 2009 in Latest News | Comments Off on Curse of the Gag Clause

Are you thinking about auditing your pathology or laboratory billing? If you are, look closely. Some billing entities are now implementing “gag clauses” in their contract to prevent professionals such as Vachette Pathology from auditing their practices. If this happens to you simply ask yourself: What does this biller have to hide? Understand, these clauses are not a matter of legality; they are simply designed to keep people like us and you from understanding the errors that are being made in your billing process. If you have questions, feel free to contact us directly....

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