May 1, 2018—Hologic has received FDA premarket approval for its Hologic ThinPrep Integrated Imager. The company says the Integrated Imager combines the power of ThinPrep computer-assisted imaging and the ease of dual slide review into a single, automated microscope.
“Approval of the ThinPrep Integrated Imager brings the benefits of ThinPrep automated Pap imaging to small- and mid-sized laboratories in the United States, and of course to their patients,” said Tom West, president, diagnostic solutions division at Hologic.
The Integrated Imager combines an imaging station and review scope into a single desktop system. It is also able to be used as a conventional microscope.
Hologic is also launching the Compass Stainer in the U.S. in conjunction with the imager. It is a smaller-footprint automated stainer that can perform routine and special staining protocols. Hologic says it is an affordable solution for lower-volume laboratories that do not have the space for a larger, more expensive automated stainer.