Fujifilm Partner with One Dorset Pathology Network
April 23, 2021
Fujifilm Digital Pathology Solutions announce a new partnership with One Dorset Pathology Network to operate a year’s pilot at Royal Bournemouth Hospital. The Network aims to eventually extend to a wider installation, introducing a fully digital workflow for cellular pathology across its sites in Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset County.
The One Dorset partnership is the first of Fujifilm’s direct awards from the recent PathLAKE digital pathology initiative. PathLAKE is one of a network of five new Centres of Excellence in digital pathology and medical imaging, and has been supported by a £50m investment from the Data to Early Diagnosis and Precision Medicine strand of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, managed and delivered by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
The pilot will include a high capacity scanner at the Bournemouth hub laboratory, a low capacity scanner at the Dorset County site, workstations for all the pathologists, as well as AI, macro-imagers and voice recognition. Ashley believes these new digital systems will help attract and retain skilled scientists and pathologists, as well as providing training opportunities to develop staff. He also expects that these systems will significantly improve productivity, efficiency, quality and turnaround times; directly benefiting patient care.
Photo credits: Ashley Ballard - Senior Biomedical Scientist at Royal Bournemouth Hospital