ZOETIS ANIMAL HEALTH, AND TECHCYTE AI DIAGNOSTICS
Zoetis (https://www.zoetis.com/) is the world leader in animal health, covering over 100 countries with their products and services. Zoetis provides independent clinics all over the world with veterinary pathology services, of which the VetScan Imagyst, launched in August 2020, is the latest: https://www.vetscanimagyst.com/. Partnering with Techcyte (https://techcyte.com/), a technology specialist in AI-powered digital diagnostic testing, Zoetis created the VetScan Imagyst, an automated parasite detection system helping veterinarians make accurate and timely intestinal parasitic diagnoses for cats and dogs.
HOW IT WORKS
A participating vet clinic is provided with a Grundium Ocus®40 slide scanner and a sampling kit. When a patient, a cat or a dog, arrives at the clinic, a fecal sample is prepared on a glass slide, inserted into the Ocus®40 scanner, and scanned. The scanned image is then processed automatically by a deep-learning algorithm, and potential parasites are detected and counted. The test results arrive in 10-15 minutes, depending on network speed. What’s new is the unprecedented speed of reaching a diagnosis.
IMAGING MADE PRACTICAL
The Grundium Ocus®40 enables fast, simple and sharp imaging of samples. It’s small footprint means it can find a spot in the most cluttered of labs – often the busiest workspaces are the least orderly! The Ocus®40 is so simple to use anybody can be trained to use it in just 15 minutes. Created by ex-Nokia cameraphone engineers, it takes the sharpest images in the business.
In the case of VetScan Imagyst, the biggest benefit of the Ocus®40 is removing the unnecessary logistics of people and slides. Where previously a pathologist had to be present for the tedious work of detecting and counting parasites in a sample and to do the diagnosis, or the sample had to be shipped to the nearest expert, it is all now done online. This process can save weeks of time in shipping and/or traveling. The patient can be prescribed the right medication and treatment immediately, eliminating a lot of stress for both the pet and their owner. The scanned images can easily be sent on to a pathology expert as well as forwarded for a second opinion, all in a matter of minutes.
If you are looking for a small footprint and sharp imaging component for your pathology solution or if you want to hear more about how to integrate an Ocus scanner into your system, please contact us.
Grundium is a global leader in advanced imaging technology. Established in 2015 by ex-Nokia engineers, the Tampere-based company is democratising digital pathology with the Ocus whole slide imaging microscope scanner. The cutting-edge imaging solutions are based on over 20 years of experience in optics, sensors and processing. Grundium serves various industries and businesses enhancing quality and processes, protecting human life and safeguarding a clean environment.