GE Healthcare has shipped the Omnyx™ VL4 scanner to beta customers worldwide. To date, six Omnyx VL4 scanners have been shipped and are in operation for testing purposes.
The Omnyx VL4 scanner was created through the joint venture of UPMC and GE Healthcare. It is designed to resolve the tradeoff between speed and image quality through its patented two-camera technology. All scanning operations including tissue detection and focus are automated to minimize labor. It is tightly integrated to an enterprise software solution that enables high-speed digital viewing over standard networks and provides a complete digital workflow for research use for both the pathologist and histology personnel.
George Michalopolous, Chair of Pathology at UPMC, comments, “The recent shipment of the VL4 Scanner to UPMC allows us to further test the Omnyx technology and make progress with our digitization plans for our department.”
Feedback from the various beta testing sites is instrumental in preparing the products for commercial availability.
By digitizing the slides and corresponding workflow, the Omnyx solution is intended to do what a traditional microscope cannot, and improve collaboration, communication and efficiency. The Omnyx product line will include scanners, workstations, algorithms, servers, and digital archives for storage.
Source: GE Healthcare