Leica Biosystems and Cockerell Dermatopathology Partner to Improve the Patient Experience Through Innovation With Aperio Digital Pathology*

VISTA, CA, Feb. 25, 2016 /CNW/ - Leica Biosystems and Cockerell Dermatopathology, one of the leading providers of consultative dermatopathology services, announced today a collaboration to improve the experience for dermatologists and their patients with the latest digital pathology sharing capabilities. Dr. Clay J. Cockerell, the founder of Cockerell Dermatopathology, has been added to the prestigious suite of subspecialists that are part of the Aperio ePathAccess network, providing collaboration services here in the United States and across the globe.

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Aperio ePathAccess is a web-based, digital pathology solution. This technology enables rapid, expert review anywhere in the world, without the time delays and risks associated with shipping glass slides. Through intuitive, cloud-based sharing solutions, Aperio ePathAccess provides fast, easy, and secure access to pathology expertise for collaboration and quality assurance.

"We are extremely pleased to add Dr. Cockerell to the network of sub-specialists that have embraced this innovative, patient-centric service," said Stephen White, Vice President of Global Sharing Solutions for Leica Biosystems. "Aperio ePathAccess provides immediate access to subspecialists like Dr. Cockerell for case review at the push of a button."

"We consistently strive for excellence and unparalleled service in the evaluation of dermatologic disorders," said Brand McCarley, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Cockerell Dermatopathology. "Based on our experience, Aperio digital pathology solutions are extremely reliable. Leica Biosystems is a trusted and experienced partner."

For more information on how digital pathology is transforming the practice of pathology, please view our short video.

*About Aperio Digital Pathology Solutions  

Aperio ePathAccess: *For Research Use Only. It is not for use in diagnostic procedures.

About Leica Biosystems  

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation, striving to advance cancer research and diagnostics to improve patients' lives. Leica Biosystems provides anatomic pathology laboratories performing research, and scientists a comprehensive product range for each step in the pathology process, from sample preparation and staining to imaging and reporting. Leica Biosystems has manufacturing facilities in 7 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Further information can be found at LeicaBiosystems.com.

About Cockerell Dermatopathology  

Cockerell Dermatopathology offers diagnostic excellence and unparalleled service in the evaluation of dermatologic disorders ranging from the routine to the most difficult cases. To best service our current and future referring physicians, Dr. Cockerell invested for the future by upgrading every facet of the practice. Cockerell Dermatopathology serves more than 1,300 doctors from across Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, the United States and abroad. With an accessible team of board-certified dermatopathologists, Cockerell Dermatopathology's core focus is quickly delivering definitive reviews all while providing unparalleled support services. Further information can be found at dermpath.com.

SOURCE Leica Biosystems

For further information: Media Contact: Kristin O'Neill, Manager, Global Brand Marketing, GlobalMarketing@leicabiosystems.com +1-847-821-3537


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