The LACUNA Solution to Sample Quality Control

The LACUNA Solution to Sample Quality Control

We want to share a December 29, 2017 health news story from NPR about precision medical treatments having a quality control problem.  

Regarding diagnostic samples in human medicine, samples can end up telling an inaccurate story of the state of the patient and the underlying disease, because samples too often are in poor shape upon arrival to the pathology lab.

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LACUNA Diagnostics Aids in Cytological Detection of Metastatic Disease

LACUNA Diagnostics Aids in Cytological Detection of Metastatic Disease

Veterinary Pathologist, Laura Synder, DVM, practitioner at Mansfield Laboratories at Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Hospital, is an ally of LACUNA Diagnostics as we raise the standard of care for our pets and revolutionize veterinary medicine with digital cytology. 

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Lacuna Wins 2nd Place at UNC Entrepreneurial Challenge

Lacuna Wins 2nd Place at UNC Entrepreneurial Challenge

We are thrilled to take the next step toward improving the quality of care for our pets.

On April 28, 2017 we won the second place prize of $13,000 in the 8th Annual University of Northern Colorado, Monfort College of Business Entrepreneurial Challenge

We competed against other Colorado-based startup ventures. Submitted business plans were vetted by a panel of judges and the top five were selected to compete in the final round pitch competition.

 

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Digital Pathology- What and Why?

Digital Pathology- What and Why?

Veterinary medicine often looks to human medicine for innovation and new technological direction.  There is a 5-10 year lag in the technological adoption cycles between human and veterinary medicine.  Without the insurance infrastructure, Vet Med cannot support the ultra-high dollar technology that advances the human health world. Like the human sphere, veterinary medicine continues to push toward “specialization’’, with pets visiting a suite of specialists including surgeons, dermatologists, cardiologists, etc for further advanced treatments. Technological innovation can have the greatest impact among these specialists marketplaces, forcing competition and lowering prices for consumers.  

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