VISTA, Calif., Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Leica Biosystems, a global leader in automation and workflow solutions for anatomic pathology, announces its ISO/IEC 27001:2013, Information Security Management System certification, with the initial scope including the Aperio ePathAccess™ cloud-based image sharing platform.

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The ISO 27001 certification, awarded by BSI (The British Standards Institution), is an internationally recognized standard for information security.  Aperio ePathAccess allows pathologists to securely and quickly upload patient case information and associated digital pathology images to the cloud-based software for rapid consultation, collaboration, and quality assurance. This helps to reduce turnaround time and eliminate the logistical cost and hassle of shipping glass slides.

"Aperio ePathAccess leverages the power of the cloud to provide instant access for external subspecialist consultations and reviews when patients need it most," said Puneet Sarin, vice president and general manager, Leica Biosystems, Pathology Imaging. "Protecting patient data is one of our key priorities. The ISO 27001 certification reflects the high level of security provided by Aperio ePathAccess."  

To learn more about Aperio ePathology Solutions, please visit http://www.LeicaBiosystems.com/Aperio

About Leica Biosystems  

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation, striving to advance cancer diagnostics to improve patients’ lives. Leica Biosystems provides anatomic pathology laboratories and researchers with a comprehensive product range for each step in the pathology process, from sample preparation and staining to imaging and reporting. Leica’s easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 7 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Further information can be found at LeicaBiosystems.com.

Media Contact(s): Diane Mielnikowski, Director, Global Brand Marketing, Diane.Mielnikowski@LeicaBiosystems.com +1-847-821-3446