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DMetrix (Tucson, Arizona), which bills itself as the only provider of ultra-rapid, array-microscope digital imaging systems, and BioImagene (Cupertino, California), a provider of image-management and image-analysis platforms, reported that they will be co-marketing DMetrix’s DX-40 whole-slide scanner paired with BioImagene’s Scientific Image Management System.

For the first time, according to DMetrix, scientists and pathologists will be able to implement a “true ultra-rapid whole slide imaging acquisition device and scientific data management and analysis solution.” Images are produced at “high throughput and at high resolution” with the DX-40 slide scanner. Image data and metadata can be accessed and analyzed securely through a web browser, DMetrix said.

The system supports multiple use cases, for instance, remote consultations for projects focused on cancer prevention and treatment.

Michael Descour, PhD, president of DMetrix, said that joining forces with BioImagene “allows us to bring a total and seamless solution to customers who wish to convert to digital pathology. By combining the leading large-scale scientific image-management solutions and DMetrix’s image capture systems, we are providing an innovative digital imaging package that will enhance the way pre-clinical studies and patient care are managed.”

In other agreements news: Sisters of Mercy Health System (St. Louis) and Zonare Medical Systems (Mountain View, California), a developer of ultrasound technology, recently entered into a two-year contract providing Sister of Mercy facilities the ability to purchase the z.one ultrasound system at the recommendation of Mercy’s System Capital Management Department, Resource Optimization & Innovation, the group purchasing organization for Sisters of Mercy Health System.

The contract is to provide ultrasound imaging at four rural satellite locations.

Based on Zone Sonography technology, Zonare says it has brought the first convertible ultrasound platform to the industry with “superb” image quality at a “substantial price-to-value ratio.”

The company said clinicians are able to instantly convert the z.one platform from a full-featured, cart-based system into a compact, ultrasound system with the performance of substantially larger and more expensive ultrasound units, and with greater portability.