Roche Digital Pathology Open Environment

Leveraging Roche’s forward-thinking Open Environment

Artificial intelligence technology shows promise in facilitating the analysis and interpretation of pathology images.

Open digital pathology environments can break down barriers to allow for rapid technology advances across industry and research partners, which is critical in developing next-generation diagnostic tests.


What is the Roche Digital Pathology Open Environment?


The Roche Digital Pathology Open Environment allows software developers to easily integrate their image analysis tools for tumor tissue with Roche’s Navify Digital Pathology enterprise software, an application for pathologist workflow. The Open Environment allows for the secure exchange and flow of data so that pathologists can access advanced algorithms from third parties alongside Roche’s menu of artificial intelligence-based image analysis tools. This enables software developers globally to distribute their digital products through Roche’s Navify Digital Pathology software, offering a broader set of diagnostic tools for pathologists.

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Innovation in Digital Pathology


Pathology is undergoing a transformation towards digitization. A workflow solution that can enable pathologists to efficiently complete their daily workload with easy access to new digital tools is essential.

As artificial intelligence tools for clinical use continue to develop, industry and research partners can now leverage Roche’s Digital Pathology Open Environment. This access expands the ability for pathologists to more easily read images from the VENTANA DP 600 slide scanner and the VENTANA DP 200 slide scanner1 for image analysis algorithm development.

In the future, innovative pathology imaging tools for laboratories and healthcare providers can support the selection of the most appropriate targeted therapy option for each patient, advancing Roche’s mission to deliver personalized healthcare.


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Access to specificiations for Roche’s Digital Pathology BIF image file format


With the acceleration of immunotherapy and the development of more complex oncology assays, Roche would like to encourage the development of reliable image analysis algorithms that can provide pathologists with tools to improve efficiency and precision for diagnosis. To that end, Roche is making the specifications of the Roche proprietary BIF file format publicly available.

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  1. The VENTANA DP 200 slide scanner and the VENTANA DP 600 slide scanner are for research use only (RUO). 
  2. Only for the VENTANA DP 200 slide scanner and the VENTANA DP 600 slide scanner.

VENTANA and NAVIFY are trademarks of Roche.