A Medical Device Daily

DigiPath (Henderson, Nevada), a provider of digital pathology solutions, and Olympus America (Center Valley, Pennsylvania), a precision technology company designing and delivering innovative solutions in life science imaging and other product areas, have entered into a nonexclusive worldwide agreement allowing DigiPath and its OEM partners to access an extensive portfolio of Olympus patents in the field of virtual microscopy and digital pathology.

The patents involved in the licensing agreement cover methods, software and technology for creating, storing and delivering virtual microscopy images.

Virtual microscope slides enable professionals to review biopsies and other pathology images without handling traditional glass slides, and allow doctors to share high-resolution digital microscope images over telecommunication networks for second opinion consultation, tumor board review, and image archiving functions.

“Licensing these patented technologies and approaches to innovative new companies like DigiPath is very important to us,“ said Hidenao Tsuchiya, VP/GM of Olympus America, Scientific Equipment Group. “Agreements like this help foster widespread digital imaging adoption where affordability and improving advanced patient care are vital.“