Vancouver, British Columbia – Motic, a leading provider of digital pathology solutions, today announced that the MoticEasyScan product line of Whole Slide Scanners obtained a Health Canada Class II Medical Device License.
MoticEasyScan systems are now certified for Clinical use in Canada, introducing, for the first time, high-quality and affordable solutions to facilitate Digital Pathology adoption in Canada. Health Canada Class II certification will enable pathologists in Canada to use the MoticEasyScan scanners and software as diagnostic tools to scan, share and use whole-slide images for primary diagnosis.
Motic, breaching the final frontier of adoption
The MoticEasyScan solutions address one of the largest remaining barriers for entry into the Digital Pathology workflow: cost of ownership. Digital Pathology is widely acknowledged as an essential technology to improve patient care, reduce diagnosis time, and to support Pathologists with flexible and easy access to the tools required to improve health-care outcomes. Stakeholders, Hospitals, and their partners have struggled to accommodate what can be an overwhelming cost to implement a Digital Pathology solution. Given the historically high cost of whole slide scanning systems, initiatives to implement the technology are challenged by lengthy in-depth analysis projects to support the business case and investment in the technology. With Health Canada approval, MoticEasyScan whole slide scanners can now provide a cost-effective pathway to support these efforts from the initial business case validation through to the implementation and long-term adoption while also providing a pathway for future expansion.
Motic is changing the digital pathology landscape by focusing on affordability and streamlining adoption so that stakeholders can start realizing the benefits of digital work immediately choosing from solutions providing single slide scanning through to high volume slide scanning capabilities.
Paving the way for better healthcare
Today’s shortage of pathology expertise around the globe is leaving many remote areas in vulnerable positions, and constantly increasing the workload for active pathologists. With a digitized workflow, a pathologist can receive a patient’s slides in minutes instead of weeks; frozen section samples can be read (and controlled) remotely in real-time, cutting arduous travel for the pathologist; and global projects, otherwise completely shut down by recent travel restrictions, can now safely continue on the cloud with digitally scanned biopsies.
“With this milestone of Class II Medical Device License achieved in Canada, Motic will assist Canadian health system partners to fully realize the benefits of embracing digital pathology,” says Nicholas Chan, Director of Digital Pathology for Motic. “It ultimately means easy remote access, faster turnaround time, better workflow efficiency, improved collaboration among colleagues around the world and, collectively — better healthcare for all.”
MoticEasyScan Whole Slide Scanning systems are available in Canada through Quorum Technologies Inc.
Quorum Technologies has been deploying Digital Pathology solutions in Canada for over 15 years and brings in-depth experience in the Canadian market to support the Motic product line in Canada. Quorum Technologies’ long history and extensive knowledge of Digital Pathology solutions and systems reflects the company’s dedication to implementing, supporting, and providing unparalleled commitment to the digital pathology and telepathology community in Canada.
“Quorum provides the vision, flexibility, dedication, and understanding of
the digital pathology community, necessary to ensure longevity and adoption of Digital Pathology” says John Arbuckle, President, and CEO of Quorum Technologies Inc, “We are pleased to now be able to offer the MoticEasyScan whole slide scanning systems as part of our integrated Clinical solutions to improve patient care and assist Pathologists with a truly functional workflow.”
Want to learn more about how digital pathology can benefit your lab environment? Click here to find out more about Motic’s Health Canada Class II offerings and how we can help innovate your pathology work.