Whole Slide Scanner At No Upfront Cost

OptraSCAN is a leading end-to-end digital pathology solution provider has launched On-Demand digital pathology business model in England to strengthen the adoption of digital pathology. Pathology labs, healthcare networks, and hospitals can effortlessly adopt digital pathology solutions without any upfront cost and at affordable pricing solutions.

OptraSCAN support laboratories arrive at the optimal configuration of slide scanning instruments required to process efficiently their case throughput. We also offer an On-Demand business model to ensure the most compelling approach possible to financing digitization.

The seamless integration of OptraSCAN provides:

Walk away automation
Slides are scanned in less than a minute at 40x equivalent
Cloud-based whole slide imaging systems
Well-equipped for confocal, brightfield, fluorescence, and frozen section applications
Integrated image management and viewing
Real-time and remote viewing & collaboration
Quantitative and reproducible image analysis

The whole slide scanners that are available with this model are brightfield scanners – OS-Ultra, OS-15, and fluorescence scanners – OS-FL and OS-FLi.

OS-Ultra is a high-speed whole slide digital pathology scanner that scans tissues/cells of size 15×15 mm area at 40x equivalent in less than 60 seconds. OS-Ultra features a unique no-touch slide loading mechanism to diminish workflow errors and produce high-resolution images. The high-speed scanner comes with solutions – IMAGEPath®, the Image Management System apt for viewing, storing and archiving, and TELEPath®, Telepathology software used for real-time, and remote consultations.

Features:

Slide capacity – 80, 160, 320, and 480 slides
Continual slide loading capacity
Slides scanned at 0.25 microns per pixel (the equivalent of 40x)
Scanning time is less than a minute for 15×15 mm region
Patented composite imaging for cytology samples
Images generated up to 0.1 microns per pixel (the equivalent of 80x)
OS-Ultra high-speed whole slide scanner with Noiseless operation
Storage
Local
Cloud

Cytology Image analysis
Morphology tools for Breast and Prostate
IHC biomarker panel for ER/ PR / Her2neu / Ki67 / P53 / EGFR
PD-L1
OS-15 Histopathology and H&E Brightfield Scanners are cloud-enabled to provide the ultimate flexibility for storing, archiving, and managing digital images and metadata. This small footprint, low throughput scanners are lightweight and easily fit into small workspaces. Whole slide scanning is now convenient with high-resolution imaging. OptraSCAN’s Cloud-enabled solutions such as IMAGEPath®, the Image Management System apt for viewing, storing, and archiving as well as TELEPath®, Telepathology software used for real-time, remote consultations are included with OS-15 scanners.

Features:

Cloud-enabled 15-slide Brightfield
Desktop Scanning
20x & 40x magnification
Small footprint

OptraSCAN’s digital pathology scanners are easy to implement and can be integrated in any existing HIS and LIS.

This solution will further assist pathologists and cytologists to adopt digital pathology solutions in the UK.

Benefits of OptraSCAN’s Digital Pathology Solutions?

Provides the pathologist community much-needed flexible working model with a minimum upfront investment
Enables users to focus on their core areas of working without any technological and operational burdens
Supports easy scalability & integration within the user’s existing eco-system
Augments efficient workflows for multi-site collaboration, anytime & anywhere access
Allows integrated real-time remote connectivity for expert opinions & consultations
Offers great opportunities for education, research and supervision opine

Start Up Businesses – Keeping on Track For Launch

I’ve been lucky (or maybe unlucky) enough to be involved with several start up organisations over the years. All of them have successfully launched and all except one is still in place, the other changed their area of operations and moved countries.

Getting to launch however can be a nightmare, you have a new team at senior level undergoing the usual storming, forming, norming and performing with all the tension that brings, while you also need to develop a company culture and bring your product or service to market as quickly as possible so you can start earning as well as spending.

In my experience there are a few key factors that determine the fastest path and the most complete launch experience:

Make a plan – planning is almost always lacking in these environments, people’s enthusiasm for the project leads to an endless string of meetings in which nothing is ever decided or agreed upon. All of this could be avoided by having a plan, your first key hires must be capable of putting together a high level project plan of how they will deliver your launch.

This should include a breakdown of all essential items and “nice to have” items too. Don’t spend forever debating the plans and involving everyone in the building, if you’ve chosen someone to lead an area – let them lead. Make sure their plan specifies the resources required and timescales (or it isn’t a plan) and all objectives covered in the plan are measurable and specific.

Once you have all the plans – eliminate the “nice to haves”. That’s right, get rid of them – if you find someone completes their “essential” plan faster than expected then allow them to put “nice to haves” back in the process. But it is far more important to get to a launch and start earning revenue, than it is to polish everything to absolute perfection (the exception to this being very high-end brand launches).

Stick to the plan and hold people accountable for it, but ensure you give them the authority to deliver their plan. The next major failing is that no-one looks at their plans once they’re in place, they allow their enthusiasm to distract them and again they end up in meetings that last all day and achieve nothing.

By all means take a consultative approach but make sure that you have only a single decision maker who has the authority to push through work and keep it on track. Failing to do this will leave your business full of very tired committees who don’t deliver on any objective but appear to be working very hard indeed.

When things fall apart, don’t play the blame game. Unless someone is consistently unable to perform, don’t start witch hunts and punishment sessions. It is perfectly normal in start up situations for things to go wrong, and for vital data for specific areas not to be captured, and so on…

It really doesn’t matter how you got to the point of failure, what matters is how you will fix the problem and move on as fast as possible to recover the lost ground. Meetings that focus on finger pointing and evasion of responsibility simply don’t help with this process at all.

However if someone significantly underperforms on a regular basis, get rid of them as fast as possible. Start up situations do not allow for carrying dead weight, and many people who are perfectly competent in established organisations are a disaster when they realise they can’t rely on process and procedures already in place. So show them the door, gently and wish them luck but get someone in who can deliver.

Don’t overuse consultants. Want to upset your entire team? Hire a group of consultants on ridiculous rates to cover projects where the expertise is already available in house. There are times when consultants make perfect sense, but you should have a firm brief for them, and hold them to delivery.

Finally, communicate your successes. Start up businesses are hard work, people work long hours and push to deliver, so when they do you must acknowledge that and allow people to celebrate a little.

Building a company from scratch is a demanding process, one that can be made much easier by having a plan, sticking to it, learning from mistakes and focusing on keeping people happy in their environment. It will save you time, money and effort and bring you to a successful launch.

Procedure To Register Section 8 Company In India

The section-8 company works only for social welfare without earning any profit. The main objective is to promote & development of society, protection of the earth, living creatures, environment and also promote education, arts, science, commerce, literature, etc. It is registered under companies act either as a private limited company or public limited company as required but there is no need to mention “private limited” or “limited” at the end of the name. It has all the features like private limited or public limited company Minimum of 2 people are required if it is started as a private limited company and 7 if it is started as a public limited company. There is no need to have any minimum capital amount to start section 8 company registration, it can be started with Rs. 100/- capital as well. The government will grant the license for social activity at the time of issuance of the certificate of incorporation which is valid until it is surrendered or revoked by the government itself. The registration is valid for the lifetime but to maintain the active status the company has to do annual compliances every year it includes ROC filing, ITR, KYC, preparation of balance sheet, profit & loss a/c, conducting board meeting and general meetings etc. if the company fails to do these compliances, then there is penalty provision which the company and directors have to face.

Documents Required For Section 8 company Registration:

Shareholder/ Director

PAN
Aadhar card
Id proof (driving license/ passport/ voter id); anyone
Address proof (electricity bill/ mobile bill/ telephone bill/ bank statement); anyone
Registered office address proof

Sale deed or house tax receipt if owned and rent agreement if rented
Utility bill (electricity bill/ mobile bill/ telephone bill/ gas bill); anyone
NOC from the person whose name is mentioned in the bill
NOTE: The address proof as mentioned above should be latest and not be older than 2 months.

Procedure to register the section-8 company:

Name Reservation: The name is a very important part of every company and it should be unique and reserved by the government as well. The section-8 company is exempted from using the word “private limited”, “Pvt Ltd”, “limited”, “ltd”, etc. at the end of their name instead of these words they can use “Foundation”, “Association”, “Organization”, etc.
Digital Signature Certificate: The Digital Signature is also known as DSC; it is equivalent to the physical signature and no forms can be filed until it is signed with the DSC. For DSC there are few verifications that the applicant has to make.
Drafting & Signing of Documents: After name approval, it is valid for 20 days only and the procedure must be completed on these days only. After the name is approved there are certain documents that shall be drafted and signed by the directors and shareholders of the company.
Submission of Final Form: After preparation of all documents as well as DSC then the only final form needs to file to the government along with all relevant and required documents and information. And if the registrar is satisfied with all the information and documents then they will issue Certificate of Incorporation, License, PAN, TAN, and DIN of the directors.