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Leica Biosystems and Pathline team up to address patient safety CEREBRO sample tracking and workflow solution deployed to reduce errors

Vista, CA – June 9, 2016 – Pathline Emerge, a leading provider of subspecialized anatomic pathology services, has teamed up with Leica Biosystems, a global leader in pathology solutions. In order to fight against medical errors in the laboratory, such as the misidentification of cancer tests, Pathline has implemented Leica Biosystems CEREBRO, a state-of the-art sample tracking and workflow management solution.

A new study by patient-safety researchers, led by Martin Makary, a professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, reveals that medical mistakes may be the third leading cause of death in the United States.1

“CEREBRO offers us peace of mind by securely matching each of our patients to all their case items using a unique ID,” stated Dr. Schuyler Newman, president and CEO of Pathline Emerge. “Our technologists and pathologists have been very pleased with CEREBRO’s ease of use and how well it interfaces with other systems in the lab. It minimizes redundant manual steps and improves the overall workflow and safety of our lab.”

“Mix-ups can lead to misdiagnosis. Providing the best patient care is of the highest importance to both Pathline and Leica Biosystems,” commented Puneet Sarin, vice president and general manager of Leica Biosystems Pathology Imaging Business. “Pathline now has a cutting-edge sample barcoding and tracking system. Integrated with its laboratory information system, CEREBRO provides a complete workflow solution that helps to reduce errors and improve outcomes.”

About Leica Biosystems

Leica Biosystems ( is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation, integrating each step in the workflow. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps. Our mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries and is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany.

About Pathline Emerge Pathology Services Pathline Emerge provides Innovative Pathology Services across a multitude of specialties with our team of well- respected board certified pathologists. Our full service pathology laboratory provides both professional and technical and support to hospitals, physicians and their practices.We understand that every specimen we receive is of the utmost importance to a clinician and the care they provide to their patients. It is never another specimen to us but someone’s friend or relative anxiously awaiting their results and it drives everything we do. It’s personal for us.The company has been providing pathology services for more than 40 years and is head quartered in Ramsey, NJ.


1Vanessa McMains, Johns Hopkins study suggests medical errors are third-leading cause of death in U.S. (Johns Hopkins University, HUB 2016)