The Software platform for digital pathology

We have developed a set of components that you can combine to build and customize your digital microscopy applications and workflows

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It all starts with an honest broker

When you or your organization is involved in capturing and working with microscopic (imaging) data, chances are you use hardware from more than one vendor. At Pathomation, we believe this data should be easily distributable across a wide variety of applications, be it for visualization, annotation, or automated analysis.

Our software platform started out as a quest by our parent company to find software that could play this role of honest broker middleware for a wide variety of their own image acquisition platforms. The traditional “buy vs build” odyssey eventually lead to the spin-out off a new company: Pathomation. We now offer our own software platform that supports over 30 different file formats for whole slide imaging and other applications.

But which Pathomation product is right for me?

Why choose Pathomation?

Built by pathologists… for pathologists

All Pathomation software intends to offer solution to real problems faced by real pathologists and researchers on a daily basis. Two of our co-founders are pathologists. The realization that one viewer should be sufficient to view any type of slide content lies at the heart of our platform.

Pathomation has real life experience with digital microscopy and digital pathology in biobanking, pathology labs, research labs, clinical biomarker research, classroom teaching, conference hosting and hosting of trainings for students in medicine, biomedical sciences, trainees in pathology and pathologists.

Also built with developers in mind

Programmers often rely on  bundles of code known as “libraries” that handle common tasks. Handling digital pathology content can be hard, but Pathomation has you covered. Our webservice-based API and various SDKs spare developers from having to rewrite digital pathology features from scratch.

The pathomation products are vendor and format agnostic, avoiding the risk of vendor lock-in, high costs and limited flexibility for future digital pathology applications.

No cookie cutter approach

We don’t believe in a one size fits all approach, so we don’t offer it. Pathomation offers a software platform with different components that can be combined to create your unique digital pathology management and workflow solution. Whether you start from scratch; or already have a CMS/LMS/(AP)LI(M)S/PACS in place, we can integrate and tailor to your specific needs.

Pathomation’s digital microscopy solutions are based on a set of generic components, leading to very versatile products with a very open architecture allowing the highest flexibility possible. 

File Formats Supported

TIFF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, Olympus VSI, Olympus WebView, Hamamatsu VMS, Hamamatsu NDPI, Hamamatsu NDPIS (Image Set), Hamamatsu DICOM, Huron Technologies, 3DHistech MRXS, Aperio / Leica SVS, Aperio / Leica AFI (Image Set), Aperio / Leica CWS, Leica SCN, Leica LIF, Leica DICOM Sup145, Carl Zeiss ZVI, Carl Zeiss CZI, Carl Zeiss Laser Scanning Microscopy, Open Microscopy Environment OME-TIFF, Nikon ND2, Nikon TIFF, Philips TIFF, Sakura SVSlide, Menarini DSight RAW, Motic, Zoomify, SmartZoom, Objective Imaging (Glissando), Perkin Elmer QPTiff, Unic Tech

Connectivity is key

We believe that once a slide is digitized, the user should be able to share its content with whoever he or she wants to. On whatever medium desired. The possibility to view a slide should be independent of any browser plugin, or image acquisition technology. Pathomation supports an unprecedented number of scanner vendors, as well as a other typical file formats that are typically used to capture more granular data like regions of interest, or multi-channel data, or z-stacks. 

The connection and distribution possibilities don’t stop at the image level. Once you have an image, you want to annotate it. Therefore, we offer a powerful form management engine, and we allow for the integration of supplemental on-slide annotation data from a variety of third-party image analysis platforms. 

Last but not least, we recognize that there’s no one location where people store their slides. Whether you store your data locally, on a central (storage) server, or in the (S3) cloud, we’ve got you covered.

Now can your current digital pathology solution do that? If so, then you’re probably already one of our customers. If not, contact us to learn how you can become one.

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