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IMPAC Medical Systems and Aperio to Develop Integrated Solution for Anatomic Pathology
Date:3/3/2008

Anatomic Pathology LIS Interface to Digital Pathology Information

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SUNNYVALE and VISTA, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- IMPAC Medical Systems, Inc. (IMPAC), an Elekta company and leading provider of information technology solutions for anatomic pathology (AP) laboratories, and Aperio Technologies, (Aperio) a global leader in digital pathology for the healthcare and life sciences industry, announce the development of an interface between PowerPath(R), IMPAC's AP laboratory information system (LIS), and Spectrum(TM), Aperio's digital pathology information management system. The interface, now in development at both companies, is designed to optimize workflow and facilitate access of digital slide images and case data between the two systems.

"Interfacing with PowerPath addresses the demands expressed by many of our customers regarding the seamless integration of our Spectrum image management (PACS) software, which includes the ability to run our FDA-cleared IHC solutions, with a leading LIS," says Dirk Soenksen, CEO of Aperio. "We are very pleased to be working with IMPAC in delivering an integrated solution to the pathology laboratory."

"It is clear that whole slide scanning and the viewing, analysis and management of digital slide images are important developments in anatomic pathology, and we recognize these represent the beginning of a new era in process flow and data management," says George Rugg, SVP and General Manager of IMPAC's LIS business unit. "As a leading provider of anatomic pathology LIS solutions, IMPAC is excited to be working with Aperio to provide this solution to the AP community. It reinforces our commitment to integrate proven new technologies with PowerPath."

Demonstrations and full details regarding the PowerPath-Spectrum interface will be available at the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathologists (USCAP) meeting in Denver, Colorado, March 3-5. For additional information, visit IMPAC Medical Systems at booth # 612 or Aperio at booth # 122.

About IMPAC Medical Systems, Inc.

IMPAC Medical Systems provides healthcare IT solutions that streamline clinical and business operations across the spectrum of cancer care. IMPAC's open integration to multiple healthcare data and imaging systems offers oncology-specific patient charting and practice management, as well as best- of-breed systems for anatomic pathology, clinical laboratory and cancer registry. With products that range from diagnosis and treatment through long- term follow-up, IMPAC provides a comprehensive oncology management solution that helps improve overall communication, process efficiency, and quality patient care.

IMPAC is part of the Elekta Group, providing oncologists, radiation therapists, neurosurgeons and many other medical specialists with state of the art tools to fight cancer and brain disorders.

With more than 2,000 employees globally, Elekta's corporate headquarter is located in Stockholm, Sweden and the company is listed on the Nordic Exchange under the ticker EKTAb. More information can be found at http://www.impac.com and http://www.elekta.com.

About Aperio

Aperio is digitizing pathology. We provide systems and services for digital pathology, which is an environment for the management and interpretation of pathology information that originates with the digitization of a glass slide. Aperio's award-winning ScanScope(R) slide scanning systems and Spectrum(TM) digital pathology information management software improve the efficiency and quality of pathology services for pathologists and other professionals. Applications include education, remote viewing, archival and retrieval, basic research, and image analysis. Aperio's products are FDA cleared for specific clinical applications, and are intended for research and education use for other applications. For more information, please visit http://www.aperio.com.


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