Scopio Labs launches full-field peripheral blood smear application
Scopio Labs, provider of the world’s first full-field digital cell morphology solution, has launched its FDA-cleared and CE-approved FullField Peripheral Blood Smear (FF-PBS) Application on the X100 platform. The application’s commercialization is an important step in the company’s plan to transform haematology and introduce a new line of digital solutions for cell morphology analysis that enable earlier detection, diagnosis and treatment for improved patient outcomes.
Scopio Labs’ FF-PBS application is the first end-to-end digital solution on the market that offers full-field imaging and an AI-powered Decision Support System (DSS) with true remote capabilities. This unique approach streamlines labs’ and clinicians’ workflows and optimizes the blood smear analysis process.
Scopio’s breakthrough imaging platform uses computational photography to provide unprecedented images of vast numbers of cells. Lab practitioners therefore have a fullfield view of all regions of interest on the slide at 100X magnification, including the feathered edge. For lab teams and haematopathologists, this means they can see the scan in full context or can zoom in to the smallest details, both of which are vital for confident clinical decision-making.
The FF-PBS Application features adaptive monolayer identification for optimal analysis, supporting both short and long smears, WBC detection, pre-classification and quantification into 16 classes, red blood cell (RBC) morphology evaluation from 1000 Fields of View (FOVs), and automated platelet location and preestimation. The results of every assessment, including annotations and flagged abnormalities, are all documented in a standardized digital report that is easily shared across the continuum of care.
As demonstrated in recent research published in the International Journal of Hematology, using Scopio’s FF-PBS Application reduces turnaround time for sample reviews by 60%, representing a significant optimization of lab workflows and impact on their ability to deliver results and improved patient care.
“Surprisingly, the healthcare industry still depends on inefficient solutions for blood smear analysis having to choose between manual review on the microscope or solutions that only offer a partial view to base diagnoses on,” said Itai Hayut, CEO of Scopio Labs. “Our digital approach overcomes the trade-off between resolution and field of view, allowing labs to analyse all relevant regions on a blood scan at an unprecedented resolution while maintaining full-field context – without necessitating manual counting. This gives labs and clinicians a complete picture for each case, which combined with our AIdriven decision support system ensures they can work more efficiently and never have to go back for a manual review of the sample.”
Scopio’s browser-based true remote solution enables offsite colleagues, haematopathologists and clinicians to review, collaborate or consult securely from anywhere. Regardless of location, clinicians have the same access to the full-field images and insights as anyone in the lab. Secondopinion referrals can happen immediately, and treatment can begin earlier and with greater confidence.
Scopio’s technology has already been implemented at hospitals and labs in the US, Europe, and Israel.