Deep machine learning startup Techcyte partners with Motic to provide a next generation digital pathology solution
Techcyte, a deep learning image analysis solutions startup, has partnered with Motic, a leading provider of whole slide scanners, to provide advanced solutions for scanning, image analysis, workflow and reporting. As part of the partnership, Techcyte will sell the MoticEasyScan Pro whole slide scanner and Panthera L smart microscope, bundled with the Techcyte software; and Motic will become the exclusive provider for the Techcyte digital blood differential in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Ralph Yarro, the CEO of Techcyte, said, “Over the past couple of years, we have worked with Motic to create unique solutions for real-world digital pathology challenges. This relationship is exciting because we are now aligned to bring those solutions to markets around the world.” The combined digital pathology solution will enable the labs to provide same day turnaround service and eliminate expensive shipping costs. The first customers to take advantage of the Panthera smart microscope solution will be veterinary clinics that supply FNA samples to veterinary labs.
To push the envelope of possibilities Techcyte has also partnered with and are advised by world-class pathologists and labs, including Dr. Salama is professor of pathology, chief of hematopathology, and director of the Hematopathology Fellowship Program at the University of Utah School of Medicine, John Haines, Ph.D. from Union College, Russell-Sage College and Angélica B. Rodríguez, MD
Tecnológico de Monterrey. “Techcyte’s AI platform is a perfect complement to our innovative scanners. By integrating our low cost hardware with Techcyte’s advanced platform, we have a compelling and complete digital pathology solution for diagnostic labs,” said Stephen Chan, CEO of Motic.
Founded in 2013 by Ralph Yarro and Troy Bankhead as a tech transfer from the University of Utah, its mission is to lower healthcare costs through artificial intelligence. Techcyte uses the power of deep learning to perform image analysis of whole slide images. Image analysis is required for widespread adoption of digital pathology in research, pharma, human, air quality and veterinary diagnostic testing. Techcyte is also a cloud-based, SaaS provider that combines digital pathology tools with powerful image-analysis and deep-learning technology to assist pathologists, allowing them to work faster, more efficiently, and more accurately than has been previously possible. Techcyte serves the cellular digital pathology industry for human and veterinary medicine, and air quality control laboratories and testing centers.
Motic is a groundbreaking company specializing in the development and manufacturing of digital pathology systems and microscopy solutions. Motic’s optical expertise, thorough and heartfelt customer service, and aim to enhance the microscopy experience have grown the company into a global brand within everyone’s reach.