SeongKohn Traders’ Corporation and technology innovator Pixcelldata announce partnership for digital pathology software in Korea

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Pixcelldata’s Collibio Digital Pathology Management and Collaboration Software to be Used for Korean Society of Pathologists (KSP) and Korean Society for Cytopathologists (KSC).

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Korea’s largest supplier to the pathology market, SeongKohn Traders’ Corporation and Pixcelldata, the innovative Irish developer of digital pathology management and collaboration software, have announced a significant new partnership to offer Pixcelldata technologies in the Korean pathology market.

SeongKohn Traders’ is the leading provider of automated instruments and consumables for cytology, histology and autopsy, and forensic laboratories in Korea. The deal will see the Korean company market Pixcelldata’s Collibio software - an advanced web application for storing, managing, reviewing, and sharing digital pathology images and associated case data.

Collibio will be used to prepare proficiency tests and slide conferences for the Korean Society of Pathologists (KSP), the Korean Society for Cytopathologists (KSC) and their sub-study groups and regional meetings, as well as for veterinary and toxicology pathologists.

SeongKohn Traders’ has added a Digital Pathology Solution and Molecular Pathology Business Unit to its existing conventional pathology business units, making it the biggest supplier to the pathology laboratory market in Korea. The introduction of Collibio is further confirmation of their expansion and reinforcement of their leadership position in the market.

Moo Yeol Yoon, CEO of SeongKohn Traders’ Corporation said “With the introduction of Collibio software, we are now able to offer the most versatile and advanced virtual slide hosting system to our clients. Based on the last seven years of slide hosting experience, we came to the conclusion that the only solution capable of meeting the various demands of our clients should be a consolidated-web viewer with fully integrated image manipulation functions and Collibio was the obvious solution. Our clients, who include leading pathology authorities such as KSP and KSC, will now benefit from the improved efficiency and interoperability that the software offers.”

Alan Hanley, CEO of Pixcelldata said, “As well as having a unique understanding of the needs of Korean pathology laboratories, SeongKohn Traders’ also has extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of digital pathology. Their know-how and expertise, coupled with our innovative Collibio solution, is the perfect combination. We’re delighted to partner with them as we work together to expand our presence in the Korean digital pathology market.”

About SeongKohn Traders’ Corp.

SeongKohn Traders’ Corp. was established in 1988 as the exclusive Korean distributor of Shandon Scientific Ltd., U.K., which is now a part of Thermo Fisher Scientific APD. Since then, the company has been specializing in the import distribution of histo/cytopathology lab instruments, reagents, and consumables. The company is now exclusively representing Thermo Fisher Scientific - Anatomic Pathology Division, Hologic, Inc. - Diagnostics and 3DHistech.

During the last 26 years, the company has contributed to the automation of the sample preparation process in the pathology labs and the introduction of liquid-based cytology and the renovation of autopsy suites in the local market. Please visit http://www.digitalpathology.co.kr

About Pixcelldata

Pixcelldata is a leading innovator of software solutions for the digital pathology domain. The company was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 2010 and the management team has extensive experience of developing digital pathology solutions. Pixcelldata brings a fresh approach to the digital pathology market delivering the next generation of solutions. We work closely with our customers to provide solutions which fit seamlessly into their everyday workflows.
Please visit http://www.pixcelldata.com.

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