Finalist Noord Nederland and Pixcelldata Announce a Collaboration for Digital Pathology in the Netherlands

The FinaLims and Collibio integrated solution reduces workload for pathologists while eliminating the need to distribute glass slides for consults.

Groningen, Netherlands, April 04, 2013 --( Finalist Noord Nederland C.V. the manufacturer of FinaLims, the leading laboratory information management system in pathology laboratories in the Netherlands, and Pixcelldata, the developer of Collibio, software for digital pathology, announce a collaboration providing an integrated solution to improve internal laboratory workflows and external case consultations.

The unique integrated FinaLims-Collibio solution reduces workload for pathologists by automating workflows. The FinaLims-Collibio solution eliminates the need to distribute glass slides for external consults with the resulting benefits in significant time savings and reduced costs. Pathologists continue to use their microscopes for clinical diagnosis, but for cases requiring a second opinion, they use FinaLims-Collibio. Case whole slide images can be viewed and annotated in the FinaLims through the integrated Collibio viewer, and pathologist can easily and securely share anonymised cases images and data with internal and external colleagues with automated email notifications.

Henk ten Hove, CEO, Finalist Noord Nederland, says, “Our company has been active in the field of managing pathology laboratory processes for over 10 years. All our developments have always been based on using proven technology. We are not afraid of using new techniques, but their reliability has to be free of doubt. We will not take risks with the business of our customers. Our FinaLims-Collibio solution is proven, having been in operation for over a year. We are looking forward to building a successful working relationship with Pixcelldata for the benefit of pathologists and patients in the Netherlands.”

“Pixcelldata is pleased to partner with Finalist Noord as we are aware of their excellent technical expertise and their in-depth knowledge of pathology laboratory workflows. We believe that together our integrated solution will bring new practical benefits both in the laboratory and also for external collaborations,” said Pixcelldata CEO, Alan Hanley.
Pixcelldata Ltd
Brian Fogarty