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This is your source for insights on digital pathology with its challenges and what to do to overcome them. You will find opinions and thoughts from Grundium subject matter experts, testimonials from our partners and customers, real world case studies of Grundium products, and newsworthy Grundium events. Sit back, grab a beverage and immerse yourself in all this good reading!

  • blogAugust 16th, 2021

    THE GRUNDIUM OCUS®20 VS. THE OCUS®40

    Two beautiful and powerful scanners making the best professional diagnosis available for all life. What’s the difference? Here is what makes each of the Grundium Ocus® series scanners the most practical in their respective fields.

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  • blogMay 19th, 2021

    DIGITAL DIAGNOSTICS AT POINT OF CARE

    In this interview Techcyte CEO Ben Cahoon talks about digital pathology and what the future looks like for digital diagnostics. Techcyte uses the Grundium Ocus® series scanners in their point of care AI solutions for clinical pathology in veterinary and human healthcare.

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  • blogMay 17th, 2021

    ORGAN PROCUREMENT ORGANIZATIONS SCAN AND SHARE BIOPSIED SAMPLES IN REAL TIME

    Specialist Direct provides end-to-end telehealth solutions in telecardiology, telepathology and teleradiology. Since 2019 the Grundium Ocus® microscope scanner has been the go-to telepathology imaging solution for their services for organ procurement organizations (OPOs). OPOs facilitate the entire organ donation process from the organ donor all the way to transplant. A single OPO can service an area with dozens to hundreds of hospitals.

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  • blogApril 27th, 2021

    RESOLUTION AND SCANNING SPEED IN HIGH-POWER DIGITAL MICROSCOPY

    An accustomed microscope user immediately understands the level of detail being discussed under the keywords “10x”, “40x” or “100x”. Despite its usefulness and simplicity in discussion, magnification does not indicate the resolving ability of a microscope, which depends entirely on the numerical aperture.

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  • blogApril 2nd, 2021

    GRUNDIUM'S FIRST TECHNOLOGY PATENT IN CHINA

    Grundium has been issued a technology patent in China with the title “A Method, An Apparatus And A Computer Program Product For Focusing”. The patent is another part of Grundium’s portfolio of innovations in making the sharpest images in the digital slide scanning business.

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  • blogFebruary 10th, 2021

    MAGNIFICATION: DOES IT MATTER WHAT IT SAYS ON THE TIN?

    Viewed through a 40x lens, objects seem twice as big as with a 20x lens. It seems logical to think a higher magnification objective is “better”. But does it matter what it says on the tin?

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  • blogDecember 3rd, 2020

    HOW TO MAKE INTRA-OPERATIVE FROZEN SECTION PATHOLOGY MORE PRACTICAL

    When there’s a patient on the table in cancer surgery, the options used to be either to have a pathologist ready at the microscope to diagnose the frozen tissue specimen, or close the section and send the patient home to wait for the histopathological diagnosis by way of regular pathology laboratory workflow. Apart from being costly, the long wait is arduous for both the patient, the hospital and the whole health care system.

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  • blogNovember 26th, 2020

    REMOTE IMAGING AT SATELLITE CLINICS & CENTRALIZED DIAGNOSIS

    The small footprint but high resolution Grundium Ocus®40 is the chosen imaging component in Zoetis’ distributed digital pathology service. The system reduces the time of cats’ and dogs’ diagnosis from weeks to only minutes. This is tomorrow’s distributed digital pathology service today.

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  • blogOctober 22nd, 2020

    CANCER EXPERTISE IN FINLAND

    In this brochure Business Finland has collected the most important cancer research innovators from Finland.

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  • blogAugust 17th, 2020

    API INTEGRATION TOOLS

    The Grundium Ocus series slide scanners make digital pathology very easy. An Ocus scanner is fully remote usable and cloud connected to make the best professional diagnosis available for all life, anywhere in the world.

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  • blogJuly 20th, 2020

    TELEPATHOLOGY WITH NO STRINGS ATTACHED

    Moving from conventional light microscopes into digital pathology can seem daunting. Many digital systems are cumbersome and come with proprietary software, which require changing the hospital workflow. Big change is usually unwelcome, especially when resources and people are already scarce. The Grundium Ocus® makes the best professional diagnosis available for all life. Here’s why it is so easy to use.

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  • blogJuly 13th, 2020

    (ECO-)SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS IN DIGITAL PATHOLOGY WORKFLOWS

    The digital transformation of pathology is necessary, but even if the core technologies are already available, applying them in practice in hospital workflows takes time and effort. To speed things up, the benefits of novel methods over the existing must be clearly demonstrated (read this and this for more information).

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  • blogJune 16th, 2020

    THE GRUNDIUM IMAGING SYSTEM IS NOW PATENTED

    Grundium has been issued a US patent of the title “Microscope comprising a movable objective-camera system with rolling shutter camera sensor and a multi-color strobe flash and method for scanning microscope slides with proper focus”.

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  • blogJune 2nd, 2020

    PERSONAL SLIDE SCANNER VS. CONVENTIONAL MULTI-SLIDE SCANNER

    In digital pathology, a small portable scanner can handle some workflows better than conventional big scanners. As the awareness of an alternative to multi-slide scanners grows, comparing similarities and differences is a convenient way of wrapping one’s head around a new idea. Scanning speed often comes up as a metric to contest the platforms. But does it really matter?

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  • newsMay 10th, 2020

    GRUNDIUM LAUNCHES A SECOND MICROSCOPE SCANNER

    On June 12th 2020 Grundium launches the Ocus®40 scanner, a sister model to the Ocus®, which has been on the market since 2018. The new scanner comes with a near-identical form factor and weight, but it does a few things differently from the previous model.

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  • blogMay 4th, 2020

    THE GRUNDIUM IMAGE STITCHING METHOD IS PATENTED

    Composing a single accurate image of a number of microscopic scanning points (i.e. stitching) becomes especially demanding when parts of the specimen are empty or have repetitive patterns in them. Grundium knows how to mitigate this problem and it has been granted a patent.

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  • blogApril 15th, 2020

    TELEPATHOLOGY MADE SIMPLE

    When you just can’t be in more locations at once and you can’t increase the hours in a day, what do you do?

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  • blogMarch 9th, 2020

    WHAT IS DRIVING DIGITAL PATHOLOGY?

    Pathology is in transition. There simply aren’t enough pathologists to go around. With an aging population the number of pathology cases and the number of samples to process keeps growing. Since new graduate pathologists can’t be trained and educated fast enough to satisfy demand, the only option* is to make the existing and incoming pathologists process more samples. Since just working more hours is not feasible for medical professionals in charge of diagnosing to save lives, we must find a way to make the pathologists work more efficiently.

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Quotes
The frozen section process is really fast, and nurses have to act swiftly. We run 4 Grundium Ocus scanners in series for high throughput in cases with more than 20 slides. Remote work is here to stay.
— Teppo Haapaniemi
Fimlab Ltd. 
Specializing Medical Cell Biologist, Pathology

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