Epredia, Portsmouth, NH, and Paige, New York, NY, have entered into a commercial distribution agreement for Paige’s comprehensive portfolio of diagnostic software solutions.
Under the terms of this agreement, Epredia has been appointed as a global distribution partner of the entire Paige portfolio of imaging diagnostic solutions. In addition, Epredia will have exclusive distribution rights in Japan. In the second quarter of 2021, Epredia will begin to commercialize the Paige solutions alongside existing Epredia products in the United States and major European countries, further strengthening its comprehensive digital pathology portfolio that already includes the CE-marked 3DHistech P1000 scanner.
The Paige portfolio includes the Paige Platform, a comprehensive imaging solution comprised of a fast, zero-footprint viewer, storage capabilities and AI-based diagnostic software to help pathologists review cases and support their overall workflow.
The FDA-cleared and CE-marked Paige Platform features FullFocus, an intuitive and responsive viewer for pathology scans that supports primary diagnosis and their Data Management solution for storage of pathology scans. The Paige Platform is designed to be compatible with existing pathology solutions, including most scanners, monitors, and laboratory information systems.
Paige’s AI-based diagnostic software solutions are designed to increase the number of cases that can be reviewed and with greater confidence and accuracy. Currently Paige Prostate and Paige Breast are CE-marked and available for clinical use outside of the United States. Paige Prostate RUO and Paige Breast RUO are research-use-only solutions that are available in the United States.
“We are extremely excited to be entering into this partnership with Paige to commercialize their highly innovative portfolio of AI-based digital pathology solutions,” says John Marotta, president, Epredia and chief executive officer, PHC Holdings Corporation. “We believe that digital pathology is a key part of cancer diagnostics of the future that can greatly improve patient care. We see enormous potential in the Paige portfolio and believe it perfectly complements our existing portfolio. This deal gives us access to a highly innovative portfolio of products that can enable us to deliver on our mission of improving lives by enhancing cancer diagnostics for patients.”
“This commercial partnership with Epredia is an exciting step for Paige and we are thrilled to be working with one of the leading companies in anatomical pathology. Epredia’s extensive global commercial reach will support our efforts to expand our geographical footprint,” says Leo Grady, PhD, chief executive officer of Paige. “Our aim is to transform the diagnostics space by offering a portfolio of software applications that help optimize patient outcomes by enabling pathologists to unlock insights from each sample and return results to the clinician and patient more quickly. This commercial agreement will help deliver our solution into the hands of more pathologists across the world to help patients get the most timely and effective care.”
Featured image: FullFocus digital pathology image viewer (Credit: Paige)