Partners believe digital pathology services will bridge a gap

Fujifilm is working with cancer informatics and digital pathology provider Inspirata to help bridge a technical gap between pathology, radiology and oncology. Fujifilm will supply and service Inspirata’s digital pathology solutions in the UK.

Inspirata evp and co-founder Dr Mark Lloyd said: “Fujifilm’s experienced team has a proven record of delivering, implementing and servicing national healthcare IT solutions and represents the perfect partner for Inspirata as we respond to ever-increasing UK demand for our digital pathology and cancer informatic services.”

With both organisations taking a vendor-neutral approach to supporting customers, they say the partnership is borne out of a shared commitment to providing NHS trusts with the freedom and flexibility to use only the technologies that are right for them.

In addition, the partnership provides Inspirata customers the option to use Fujifilm’s VNA, while simultaneously enhancing Inspirata’s current DICOM capabilities should this file format prove itself sufficiently robust as a universal standard for digital pathology.

“In deciding to provide digital pathology services in the UK, our evaluation of potential partners focused on two important criteria,” explained Fujifilm Europe head of enterprise new business Kevin Shah. “First, the partner had to offer an innovative, best-in-class technology complete with unparalleled subject matter expertise. Secondly, it was imperative that they shared the commitment to openness and vendor neutrality with which we have become synonymous.”

Picture: Fujifilm Medical Systems global business development executive director Kentaro Yamanaka, Inspirata Europe general manager Tim Wing and ceo Satish Sanan with Fujifilm Europe head of enterprise new business Kevin Shah.

Published on page 16 of the September 2019 issue of RAD Magazine.

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