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Philips and UC Irvine Partner to Develop Standards for Breast Cancer Screening

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) recently announced its collaboration with the University of California, Irvine, to explore how spectral breast imaging can improve breast density measurement, potentially aiding clinicians in more accurately gauging breast cancer risks and monitoring changes over time. The study will rely on Philips’ MicroDose SI mammography spectral imaging technology. Designed to address the industry’s growing concern about the lower diagnostic accuracy of mammography for high density breasts, MicroDose SI joins Philips’ suite of diagnostic imaging solutions designed to enhance imaging quality for confident diagnostics at a low dose.

GE Healthcare Receives FDA Clearance For Q.Clear Technology

GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), recently announced that it received U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance of its Q.Clear^ technology – technology that can provide up to two times improvement in both quantitative accuracy and image quality in PET/CT imaging. This is an innovative new tool for clinicians across the entire care continuum including diagnosis, staging, treatment planning, and treatment assessment.

Definiens Signs Agreement with Clarient to Offer Validated Solutions for Routine Clinical Pathology Testing

Definiens, the global leader in image analysis for digital pathology and diagnostics recently announced the signing of an agreement with Clarient Diagnostic Services, Inc.- which extends the use of Definiens’ automated image analysis software and solutions in Clarient’s validated clinical applications for immunohistochemistry testing in breast cancer. Definiens’ proprietary Cognition Network Technology® is core to automatically classify and quantitate key tissue features as part of Clarient’s Scope IA Platform offering to its pathology customers.

ImaginAb and Duke-NUS Launch Imaging Biomarker Development Lab (IBDL)

ImaginAb, Inc. recently announced that it has entered into a partnership with the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) to establish a joint corporate laboratory to develop new in vivo molecular imaging agents to study cancer biology and immune function. ImaginAb is a U.S. clinical-stage company that develops in vivo molecular imaging agents based on a proprietary antibody fragment technology platform. ImaginAb’s mission is to transform the clinical management of cancer and autoimmune diseases via targeted molecular imaging.

FLUIDDA Presents Novel Imaging Technology for Respiratory Diseases to FDA

Functional Respiratory Imaging (FRI) is FLUIDDA’s proprietary imaging technology with the unique capability of producing highly clinical relevant patient specific biomarkers. These biomarkers present 3D visualization of the patient’s airway and lung geometry, airway resistance and aerosol deposition patterns.