It's Like A Fine Wine

The wine I reference in the title represents the digital pathology technology that is going to the commercial market.  The platform (VIPER) has been kept in the dark from the commercial community (like the fine grapes that create the wine) and aged to perfection to now bring to a table or more so desktop, laptop, mobile device, etc for your enjoyment.

The VIPER (Virtual Imaging for Pathology Education and Research) platform started the aging or maturation process in 2004 when working with one of the world’s experts in pediatric cancer, Dr. Stephen Qualman.  Dr. Qualman shared in the vision of moving to digital and enabling the sharing of information to improve quality and education. Dr. Qualman’s expertise, vision, and overall support enabled the VIPER technology to be recognized for technology innovation and healthcare awards.  VIPER has also been mentioned in many publications and book chapters.

Like any quality wine it must have the best grapes, process and the best techniques and handled with care to produce the taste desired.  VIPER was built within a CAP/CLIA certified lab, in the Biopathology Center located at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and was one of the first labs to receive the College of American Pathology (CAP) Biorepository Accreditation Program certifications.  VIPER was a significant contributor within the IT Systems component of the program. From the lab techs, to the informatics specialists and software engineers, to the imaging leads and pathologists it was an unbelievable team and a dedication to put the VIPER technology in the hands of the finest pathologists and translational researchers in the world to help support the fight against cancer.

Private collections of fine wines are highlighted in magazines and used as centerpieces in events and enjoyed by their owners.  The private collected wines are then mass produced and made available to the masses for all to enjoy. VIPER has been appreciated by members of the Children’s Oncology Group, utilized for The Cancer Genome Atlas program, instituted by NRG Oncology, and introduced in the Southwest Oncology Group over the years.  Deep Lens is now providing the entire community the ability to take advantage and utilize the VIPER technology for research projects, quality control, central pathology reviews, education and training, validation of clinical trial enrollment, and data enrichment.

Contact us to learn more.  Enjoy the fine wine.


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