Applied Spectral Imaging Inc. (ASI) and WaveSense Inc. have entered into an agreement in which both companies will engage in combined sales and marketing of the GenASIs imaging and analysis instrument by ASI and the EpiSEP cell recovery and enrichment solution by WaveSense. The combined solution delivers an integrated cell capturing solution and computerized instrument to detect, image and analyze the captured cells.
“We are excited to be working with WaveSense to deliver combined state-of-the-art computerized imaging and analysis using ASI’s GenASIs platforms with WaveSense’s EpiSEP cell recovery and enrichment product. Our combined offering for molecular pathology and cytogenetics leverages the imaging and analysis accuracy, speed and quality results of GenASIs with the improved workflow, flexibility, efficiency and simplicity of EpiSEP and this, in turn, brings unparalleled value to our customers,” said Limor Shiposh CEO of ASI Inc.
“Personalized medicine challenges laboratories to continuously evolve and expand their molecular pathology applications rapidly and cost effectively. WaveSense and ASI platforms provide a straightforward versatile environment for optimizing existing applications or implementing new applications. The diagnostic specificity, diagnostic sensitivity, workflow efficiencies, and robustness that our combined platforms can assert on an application are tremendous. The GenASIs platform is very accessible and user friendly, it expertly complements the simplicity and ease of use of our EpiSEP platform. The new combined platform is ideally suited for containing, imaging and analyzing paramagnetic labeled target cells within the EpiSEP slide,” Said Chris Feistel CEO of WaveSense Inc.
ASI and WaveSense have confirmed the combined solution’s effectiveness in performing semi-automated FISH analysis of paramagnetic labeled target cells. Target cells may be retrieved, enriched, imaged and analyzed in urine, bone marrow, blood, needle aspiration, abdominal ascites, lymph node, culture and pleural effusion specimens.