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TriPath's Ventana Her-2/neu test:

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

TriPath Imaging has received US FDA 510(k) market clearance to use a Ventana-branded version of its interactive histology image analysis system with tissues stained for the breast cancer protein marker HER-2/neu. HER-2/neu analysis helps in the prognosis and prediction of therapy outcomes for breast cancer. The Ventana image analysis system (VIAS) was cleared earlier this year for use with other breast cancer tests, oestrogen and progesterone receptor assays (see Clinica No 1158, p 20). In 2004, TriPath, of Burlington, North Carolina, gave Tucson, Arizona-based Ventana exclusive rights to sell and distribute worldwide a Ventana-branded version of its imaging system, optimised for both Ventana and TriPath assays.

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