What You Should Know:
– Philips inks a collaboration with digital pathology leader Proscia to advance an open ecosystem that helps laboratories accelerate and scale digital pathology adoption.
– Proscia will integrate the Philips Pathology SDK to natively utilize Philips’ iSyntax image format with its Concentriq digital pathology platform and suite of AI modules, providing users of Philips’ digital pathology solutions with expanded options to meet their business and workflow needs.
Proscia, a Philadelphia-based provider of AI-enabled digital pathology solutions, is collaborating with Royal Philips to advance an open ecosystem that helps laboratories accelerate and scale digital pathology adoption. Through the collaboration, Proscia will integrate the Philips Pathology SDK to natively utilize Philips’ iSyntax image format with its Concentriq® digital pathology platform and suite of AI modules, providing users of Philips’ digital pathology solutions with expanded options to meet their business and workflow needs.
Growing Demand for Open Approach to Centralize Pathology Operations
As labs shift to digital pathology, they are implementing a sophisticated ecosystem of hardware and software solutions to address the end-to-end pathology workflow. These laboratories are increasingly demanding an open approach focused on interoperability to centralize pathology operations while gaining the flexibility needed to meet current and future requirements. By incorporating the Philips medical-grade iSyntax image format into Concentriq, Philips and Proscia are providing laboratories with the freedom to choose the best components of an integrated digital pathology ecosystem and realize added value from their images.
Concentriq’s Open Digital Pathology Platform Overview
Concentriq is an open digital pathology platform used by leading commercial and academic laboratories, as well as research organizations, to view, manage, and analyze whole slide images at an enterprise scale. In addition to offering seamless integration with multiple image formats, now including iSyntax, Concentriq is interoperable with whole slide image scanners, laboratory information systems, and image analysis applications. The platform also serves as a launchpad for computational pathology applications leveraging artificial intelligence, including solutions developed by Proscia and other third parties.
Commitment to Open Platform for Digital Pathology
Availability of the Philips Pathology SDK underscores the company’s commitment to an open platform for digital pathology. As the format has distinguished features for storing pathology whole slide images, including relatively small file sizes and support for deep color with multiple color channels, millions of iSyntax images are created each year. The Pathology SDK addresses growing demands to tap into these vast repositories, providing software developers and researchers with full access to the data and information stored in the iSyntax file format.
“We’re pleased to collaborate with Philips to deliver on our shared vision of an open digital pathology ecosystem,” said Coleman Stavish, Proscia’s Chief Technology Officer. “Our integrated solution is empowering a best-in-class approach to scanning, image management, and computational pathology that builds upon the industry-leading iSyntax format and provides laboratories with a future-proof approach for scaling their digital implementations.”