PathCentral, Irvine, Calif, has formed a strategic alliance with Smart Imaging Technologies Co, Houston, to deliver comprehensive Web-based digital pathology solutions for domestic and international markets.

Smart Imaging, the developer of Simagis Live® digital slide management software, is known for its slide management servers, image analysis applications, and Web technologies. Working together, PathCentral and Smart Imaging Technologies will be poised

The integration between PathCentral’s APLIS and Simagis® digital slide management system provides an end-to-end, Web-based digital pathology solution that helps pathology practices leverage the power of cloud computing to increase their productivity, better utilize scanning equipment, gain a competitive edge, and expand business beyond their geographic boundaries, according to the companies. By applying these collaborative technologies, diagnostic labs will be able to connect scanners from different manufacturers to a cloud server to create unified service networks that ensure integrated work flow across locations.

“PathCentral’s cloud-based APLIS provides a workflow solution suited to any pathology environment,” says Joseph Nollar, a PathCentral spokesman. “Our system has been designed from the ground up to handle and manage digital images for consultation, peer review, and integration into diagnostic reports. The addition of Simagis software to [our] comprehensive digital pathology solution allows us to elevate this capability even further – offering community based pathologist’s ready-to-use integrated and customizable system for storing, managing, and analyzing digital slides.”

[Source: PathCentral]