NEW YORK – Japanese photonic device firm Hamamatsu announced on Monday that it has inked a multiyear distribution agreement with Siemens Healthineers to distribute Hamamatsu's NanoZoomer whole-slide scanners in the Americas and Europe.
The automated scanners are intended to help pathologists review and interpret digital images of surgical pathology slides prepared from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue, Hamamatsu said in a statement.
Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed. The partnership "will help laboratories across healthcare systems adopt digital pathology by seamlessly integrating pathologists' workflow with hardware to provide the utmost patient care," Fumio Iwase, division director of the systems division at Hamamatsu Photonics, said in a statement.
"Together with our strong Syngo Carbon portfolio in enterprise imaging IT, we can now help our customers to comprehensively gain the benefits of a digital transformation in digital pathology," Christian Zapf, Siemens' head of digital and automation, added. Siemens' Syngo Carbon solution offers image interpretation, reporting, artificial intelligence implementation, data management, archiving, and migration.
In March 2022, Siemens announced a partnership with digital pathology firm Proscia to combine the Syngo Carbon solution with Proscia's Concentriq Dx platform.