Evaluating a biopsy for the presence of cancer is a life-changing moment that deserves clarity.

The current diagnostic approach for anatomical pathology is labor intensive, disconnected and relies on antiquated technologies.

Lumea has developed an integrated biopsy-to-digital diagnostic platform that modernizes the pathology process enabling greater diagnostic clarity.

 
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A patient’s cancer journey often begins with a fragile biopsy.

 

A biopsy holds the key information for an accurate diagnosis and subsequent cancer treatment. LUMEA has developed next-generation tissue handling technology that sets a new standard in protecting and preserving biopsies enabling greater diagnostic clarity.

THE PROBLEM

Current processes for handling and preparing biopsies for diagnosis by a pathologist are inefficient, costly, and have varying levels of quality standards. Small needle core biopsies are at particular risk for fragmentation and tissue loss.

THE SOLUTION: BxChip™

The BxChip™ is a specially formulated clinical tissue array designed to hold six needle core biopsies throughout the laboratory processing.  They are easily processed, embedded and section just like biopsy tissue.  Additionally, the BxChip™ allows for multiplexing six cores on one slide.

Game-changing laboratory technology enabling greater diagnostic clarity:

  • 31% increase in length of biopsy tissue. Cores are extended and lay straight and flat, greatly increasing the amount of tissue available for review by the pathologist
  • Reduced biopsy fragmentation
  • 73% decrease in laboratory processing time (grossing, embedding, sectioning)
  • 37% decrease in pathology diagnostic time
  • Improved molecular/genetic testing by reducing the likelihood of “insufficient tissue” result.
  • Six-fold reduction in slide storage

 

BxChip


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    Glass slides, microscopes, and fax machines are still the primary diagnostic and communication tools for cancer. It is time for change.

     

     

    BxLink™ is a next generation Laboratory Information System

    • Manages biopsy workflow from patient to diagnostic report
    • Links hospitals, clinics, labs and pathologists all on one platform
    • Artificial intelligence-assisted grossing
    • Integrated whole slide image scanning
    • Annotated driven diagnosis
    • Built-in digital consultation tools
    • Smart report generation tool

     

     

    Pattern recognition is a critical part of the cancer diagnostic process.

    Deep learning algorithms or artificial intelligence (AI) can be trained to assist pathologists in identifying and classifying suspicious tissue on a digital image. AI will revolutionize diagnostic medicine by assisting pathologists in reducing costs, increasing quality, and expanding access to diagnostic services.

    TRADITIONAL AI BARRIERS

    • Inconsistent digital images from laboratory to laboratory because of widely-varying practices in tissue handling and processing
    • Obstacles with digital workflow integration
    • Lack of annotated cancer images

     

    SOLUTION

    LUMEA’s technology platform overcomes the traditional barriers to the development and commercialization of AI.

    BxChip™ – A clinical tissue array which drives tissue-processing standardization resulting in a consistent platform for digital image production

    BxLink™ – An integrated digital diagnostic platform with built-in whole slide image scanning and annotated-driven diagnosis that provides the critical data needed for AI development.

    DxLogic – AI algorithms designed to bring greater clarity to diagnostic medicine