2012 Exhibitor Descriptions
American Medical Association
The AMA has a robust House of Delegates, a solid base of physician members, a thriving advocacy influence, and the most revered journals and resources. Whether you’ve just started a practice, are negotiating a contract with a hospital, or have completed residency, the AMA can help. Call (800) 262-3211 or www.ama-assn.org.
American Society for Clinical Pathology
Founded in 1922, ASCP is the world’s largest society representing the entire laboratory team. ASCP’s more than 100,000 members include pathologists, pathologists’ assistants, clinical laboratory scientists, and certified laboratory professionals. Excellence in education, certification, and advocacy on behalf of patients, pathologists, and laboratory professionals is the mission of ASCP. www.ascp.org
American Society for Cytotechnology
The American Society for Cytotechnology (ASCT), as the collective voice for the profession, is committed to defining and promoting cytotechnology by: developing practice standards; monitoring and evaluating legislative/regulatory issues and emerging technologies affecting the profession; and providing unique, practical educational opportunities pertinent to the practice of cytotechnology. New services and resources have been developed for our members and fellow cytotechnologists as we continue to address your needs. The ASCT Quality Assurance Center is launching! This new web based educational resource center is organized by “workbenches”, which are topics developed by cytotechnologists for cytotechnologists. They are designed to provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to manage the day-to-day operations of a modern cytology laboratory. As an ASCT member, you now have access to “Ask ASCT,” a directory of topics and contact people. The new online ASCT Membership Directory is also at your service. Information on membership, educational webinars, publications and the 2013 Annual Scientific Conference in Scottsdale is available at the ASCT booth. www.asct.com
Asuragen is an oncology-focused molecular diagnostic developer and CAP-accredited clinical reference laboratory. Asuragen’s Clinical Laboratory offers miRInform™ Thyroid and miRInform™ Pancreas, cutting-edge molecular diagnostic assays used to help resolve indeterminate cytopathology for thyroid and pancreatic (PDAC) cancers respectively. Both tests are run pre-operatively on FNA specimens sent to Asuragen. www.asuragen.com
BD Diagnostics – Women’s Health and Cancer
BD is a leading global medical technology company that develops, manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents. The Company is dedicated to improving people’s health throughout the world. BD is focused on improving drug delivery, enhancing the quality and speed of diagnosing infectious diseases and cancers, and advancing research, discovery and production of new drugs and vaccines. BD’s capabilities are instrumental in combating many of the world’s most pressing diseases. www.bd.com
CellSolutions manufactures high quality, reasonably priced liquid based thin-layer preparation systems. The CellSolution 120 prepares over 100 samples per hour. The CellSolution 30 is a smaller alternative. Both systems adjust cellularity, provide positive ID, and o?er signi?cant economic advantage. The systems are available in the US for Non-GYN and are being sold outside the US for GYN applications. CellSolutions is introducing the BestCyte Cell Sorter, a digital imaging solution for busy cytology laboratories. CellSolutions plans to initiate clinical trials as required by FDA for GYN applications. www.cellsols.com
College of American Pathologists
The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is a medical society that serves more than 18,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of pathologists and is widely recognized as the leader in laboratory quality assurance, with a comprehensive product offering including proficiency testing, laboratory accreditation, and education programs. The CAP is an advocate for high quality and cost-effective patient care. www.cap.org
Elsevier is a leading publisher of health science publications, advancing medicine by delivering superior reference information and decision support tools to doctors, nurses, health practitioners and students. With an extensive media spectrum — print, online and handheld, we are able to supply the information you need in the most convenient format. www.us.elsevierhealth.com
GE is making a new commitment to health. Healthymagination will change the way we approach healthcare, with more than 100 innovations all focused on addressing three critical needs – lowering costs, touching more lives and improving quality. www.gehealthcare.com
Hologic™ is committed to providing laboratories with the most innovative and effective technologies. The ThinPrep® imaging system utilizes computer technology, automatically scanning every cell and cell cluster, to highlight areas of interest for human analysis, improving screening efficiency. Cervista® HPV HR and Cervista® HPV 16/18 are FDA approved tests that provide advanced performance, improved reliability and productivity to laboratories. The Cellient® automated cell block system uses vacuum-assisted filtration to concentrate available cells within the block, resulting in diagnostically useful, higher quality blocks. www.hologic.com
S. Karger AG is a leading international publisher of books and journals in basic and medical sciences covering both research and clinical practice across many disciplines and providing authors with a worldwide platform to present their findings. Publications on display include the book series Monographs in Clinical Cytology (www.karger.com/moclc). The most current titles in this series are Vol. 21: FNA Cytology of Ophthalmic Tumors and Vol. 20: Cytopathology of the Glandular Lesions of the Female Genital Tract. Also on display will be the journal ACTA Cytologica (www.karger.com/acy), which is published by Karger as of 2011. www.karger.com
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is a leading international publisher of professional health information resources for physicians, nurses, specialized clinicians, and students. www.wolterskluwer.com
Nikon Instruments Inc.
Come experience the evolution in comfort, incredible view and workflow of Nikon’s Eclipse series microscopes. Easily add the ultimate networking capabilities of the Digital Sight Camera System for capturing, storing, and sharing digital images. www.nikoninstruments.com
Olympus America Inc.
Olympus America Scientific Equipment Group provides innovative microscope imaging solutions for researchers, doctors, clinicians and educators. Olympus microscope systems offer unsurpassed optics, superior construction and system versatility to meet the ever-changing needs of microscopists, paving the way for future advances in life science. www.olympusamerica.com
Orchard Software Corp
Orchard® Pathology is an all-inclusive CP/AP system designed to handle the complexities of clinical, molecular, cytology, and pathology testing and reporting. Orchard Pathology is utilized as a stand-alone AP system or as a single system that includes clinical and molecular. The shared database provides access to the patient’s history, where clinical and molecular results can be viewed and integrated with pathology on the patient report. An interactive web-based extension provides remote access to edit, add, review, and sign out cases. www.orchardsoft.com
QIAGEN is the leading global provider of sample and assay technologies that are used to transform biological materials into valuable molecular information. QIAGEN markets more than 500 products around the world, selling both consumable kits and automation systems to four customer classes: Molecular Diagnostics (human healthcare), Academia (life sciences research), Applied Testing (forensics, veterinary testing and food safety), and Pharma (pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies). www.qiagen.com
Roche Molecular Diagnostics focuses on delivering innovative healthcare information that provides medical value and enables improvements in patient care. Our portfolio is based on PCR technology—the world’s leading nucleic acid amplification testing (NAT) technology. Visit our booth to see the cobas® 4800 system for fully automated HPV and CT/NG testing. Multiplex PCR allows the detection of multiple targets such as HR HPV testing with the identification of HPV types 16 and 18 in a single reaction. A Product Showcase will be held Monday, November 5th, 7:05 am – 7:50 am, in the Exhibitor area (Bronze/Silver Ballrooms) at Bally’s Las Vegas. www.mylabonline.com
Success Concept Medical Books
Providing medical books in all specialties, from print bound to electronic in medical titles from such publishers as WB Saunders, Mosby, Church Hill Livingston, Academic Press, Butterworth and recently, McGraw Hill, Blackwell & Wiley. Providing up to date research & Clinical references titles in pathology, cytology, histology & all laboratory sciences, as well as all other Medical sciences clinical fields, from Anesthesia to Veterinarian.
Therapak distributes collection devices for Pap smears and STD applications including HPV – sample collection for PCR testing. Devices are liquid prep test compatible. The New Rovers® Cervex-Brush® Combi will be on display along with the Rovers® Cervex-Brush®, Rovers® Endcervex-Brush®, Rovers® EndoCervex-Brush®-S, and the Rovers® Spatula®. www.therapak.com
VisionGate is dedicated to saving lives through early disease detection and prevention, utilizing its revolutionary automated 3D cell imaging platform, the Cell-CT™, capable of generating high-resolution 3D biosignatures from intact cells. VisionGate’s aspiration is to transform cytopathology creating a new standard of care for diagnostic cell analysis, worldwide. Most attempts to visualize cells in 3D are approximations derived through cumbersome techniques. Consequently, the 3D anatomy of cells has been elusive. VisionGate’s Cell-CT platform allows rapid visualization of the cell’s complex 3D anatomy. www.visiongate3d.com