CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pramana, Inc., an AI-enabled health tech company modernizing the pathology sector, and Intermountain Health, a not-for-profit system of 33 hospitals and more than 3,900 employed physicians and advanced practice clinicians, recently embarked on a multi-year partnership to build digital archives for anatomic pathology. As part of the agreement, Pramana will digitize approximately 8 million glass slides from Intermountain Health’s biorepository using Pramana's Spectral family of scanners and Intelligent Acquisition software.
"By digitizing glass slides, we are helping build massive and varied datasets that can be used by researchers to pave the way toward data-driven decision making and advanced workflow methods to simplify the daily tasks of pathologists,” said Prasanth Perugupalli, Chief Product Officer at Pramana. “Our collaboration with Intermountain Health further strengthens Pramana’s Digital Pathology as a Service (DPaaS) solution. Our solution mitigates most of the manual handling and preparation of the slides, which is otherwise a deterrent for biorepositories that need to justify the costs of digitization and storage. We are proud to enable Intermountain Health’s biorepository to achieve its goal for digital pathology.”
This agreement between Intermountain Health and Pramana includes a custom solution, incorporating robotic handling, label de-identification, autonomous scanning, and in-line quality assurance, to enable the most economically efficient digitization of glass slides. Pramana deployed its SpectralHT scanners and image acquisition and management software to achieve unprecedented digitization capacity per day at the Intermountain Biorepository facility.
"Intermountain Health has always been at the forefront of adopting innovative solutions to elevate patient care, and Pramana stands as an organization we believe in," said Karen Brownell, Vice President of Laboratory Services at Intermountain Health. "Pramana's SpectralHT digital scanning system is now in action, digitizing our pathology slides, resulting in a notable transformation of our workflow. These digital pathology slides are amplifying our research capabilities, all the while minimizing manual workload for our clinicians.”
About Pramana, Inc.
Pramana, Inc., a health-tech company founded by nference, enables digital transformation for next-generation pathology at medical centers, pathology labs, and biorepositories. Pramana offers a first-in-class Digital Pathology as a Service (DPaaS) solution by providing a turnkey service with cutting-edge whole slide imaging systems and a scalable software platform for clinical workflows. Pramana is a gateway for pathologists to utilize AI-enabled decision support. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., and backed by Matrix Capital, a global leader in customized investment solutions, and NTTVC, a leading firm backing diverse founders within the technology spectrum. For more information, visit www.pramana.ai.
About Intermountain Health
Headquartered in Utah with locations in seven states and additional operations across the western U.S., Intermountain Healthcare is a nonprofit system of 33 hospitals, 385 clinics, medical groups with some 3,900 employed physicians and advanced care providers, a health plans division called SelectHealth with more than one million members, and other health services. Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is committed to improving community health and is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes at sustainable costs.