DigiPath Inc and Olympus America Inc 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.

"Agreements like this help foster widespread digital imaging adoption where affordability and improving advanced patient care are vital," said Hidenao Tsuchiya, VP and general manager of Olympus America Inc, scientific equipment group.

Source: DigiPath Inc