workstation called Duet™, an offline-workstation with proprietary software called Solo™, and preparation kits called BioWhite™, BioRed™ and BioBlue™.
The mission of BioView Ltd. is to become the leader in the laboratory equipment market for cancer screening and monitoring by automating microscopy testing, increasing laboratory productivity, reducing the rate of false-positive results, and enabling physicians and researchers to make more accurate and earlier patient assessments.
BioView develops, manufactures and assembles, markets and services an innovative automated cell diagnostic system for use in cytology, cytogenetics, hematology and pathology laboratories. The company’s flagship system is comprised of an automated scanning imaging
The Duet provides automated detection, classification, analysis, and counting of cells of interest selected for diagnosis and study. The Duet performs bright light illumination scans (to analyze morphology) and fluorescent illumination, utilizing the Fluoresence in-situ Hybridization technique, "FISH", scans (to analyze genetic content) at significantly higher throughputs than currently available equipment. Additionally, the Duet provides a novel method to analyze both the morphology and the genetic content of the same cell. Analysis of the cases and other tasks can be performed on the Solo offline workstation allowing the Duet to scan new cases thereby increasing the laboratory efficiency.
The Company has applications in Cancer diagnosis and follow up of minimal-residual disease (MRD); in pre-natal and post-natal Cytogenetics analyses; in the analysis of sperm cells and rare-cell detection (RCD) capabilities for various applications.
In 2005 the Company introduced two new scanning workstations: the ALLEGRO for automated scanning of FISH probes without Brightfield scanning and the ACCORD for the semi-automated imaging of FISH for Breast Cancer (Her-2/Neu) and for FISH on Tissue.
The Company has received the CE mark for its products for marketing in Europe.
BioView’s Quality management (QM) system has been audited by KEMA Quality B.V. The Netherlands, and has received official certification to the ISO 13485:2003 regulatory standards. These regulations are the standards needed for in-vitro diagnostic device (IVDD) manufacturers.
BioView Ltd. is a publicly traded company on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (Tel Aviv, Israel). The Company, which started operations in 2000 is headquartered in Rehovot, Israel and has a fully owned subsidiary in the Unites States for the sales and support of our products in North America. The Company’s founders and senior executives have extensive experience in the development and marketing of medical devices and biotechnology applications, including diagnostic equipment with vision applications.
The Company began to market its Duet system in 2003 and has sold dozens of systems to leading University Hospitals, large commercial laboratories and other institutions in the United States and Europe. BioView’s proven record in support of our equipment has lead to many repeat sales to the same customer as their test volumes increased.
The Company is developing other applications for cancer screening and diagnosis and intends to have several novel applications available in 2007/8