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2012-10-23 07:28:27

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, announced today that two of its leading Digital Pathology scientists will present the latest advancements in digital pathology multiplexing and algorithm assisted breast cancer testing at the Pathology Visions Conference in Baltimore, MD USA from October 28 - 31, 2012. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2012-09-26 06:24:57

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At this year's 29th Congress of the International Academy of Pathology (IAP 2012), Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, will unveil the latest versions of its Virtuoso digital pathology image and workflow management software and VANTAGE workflow solution for histology lab specimen tracking. IAP 2012, one of the premier pathology conferences worldwide, takes place September 30 through October 5, 2012 in Cape Town,...

2012-09-06 06:27:55

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, is introducing a first-of-its-kind fully-automated staining technique that will allow researchers to examine miRNAs and proteins related to cancer in the same section of tumor tissue. Detecting miRNAs and proteins together, in the context of the tumor microenvironment, allows researchers to visualize the association of oncogenic protein expression to those miRNAs involved in the...

2012-07-17 10:24:25

TUCSON, Ariz., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, will join thousands of patients, families, providers, and consumer groups worldwide in observing World Patient Safety Day on July 25 in tribute to those who work to improve the safety and quality of healthcare, and in memory of patients and families who have suffered from medical error. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120717/LA41202) A Southern Arizona-based...

2012-06-13 02:26:57

TUCSON, Ariz., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, today announces commercial availability of the VENTANA iScan HT slide scanner(1) in North America to be followed by Europe, the Middle East and Africa in July, 2012. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120613/LA23606) "The launch of the VENTANA iScan HT scanner is a significant milestone for the pathology industry. Digital pathology can increase diagnostic...

2012-05-31 02:25:17

TUCSON, Ariz., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, has signed an exclusive license agreement with the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) and University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany to commercialize a novel immunohistochemistry (IHC) primary antibody developed by researchers Andreas von Deimling, MD, Hanswalter Zentgraf, PhD and David Capper, MD, to detect the V600E BRAF mutation protein. This...

2012-05-21 02:24:50

TUCSON, Ariz., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, announced today that it has co-exclusively sub-licensed certain patents and patent applications from Gen-Probe Incorporated (GPRO) for the worldwide in vitro diagnostic (IVD) rights for measuring ERG protein expression through immunohistochemistry (IHC) in prostate tissue. The license complements the existing Ventana worldwide co-exclusive sublicense under certain patents and...

2012-05-17 02:25:15

TUCSON, Ariz., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, announced the unveiling of its new state-of-the-art BenchMark Special Stains system during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at ARUP (Associated Regional and University Pathologists) Laboratories in Salt Lake City, Utah. Built on its industry-leading VENTANA BenchMark technology, the new BenchMark Special Stains system offers baking through staining automation; random batch access;...

2012-05-15 06:29:50

PHOENIX, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Banner Alzheimer's Institute (BAI), University of Antioquia in Colombia and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), announce the first-ever prevention trial in cognitively healthy individuals who are destined to develop Alzheimer's disease because of their genetic history. This groundbreaking study--the first to investigate whether an anti-amyloid treatment can...

2012-05-07 02:31:49

TUCSON, Ariz., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the VENTANA Companion Algorithm p53 (DO-7) image analysis application using the VENTANA iScan Coreo Au scanner and VIRTUOSO software. Currently, Ventana is the only company offering an FDA-cleared p53 image analysis algorithm for determining p53 expression levels in breast cancer patients. Ventana is...