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Medpace Central Labs Expand Histology & Anatomic Pathology Services

  • January 30, 2023

Medpace is excited to share that as part of our efforts to increase laboratory services and capabilities, we have expanded our central laboratory histology and anatomic pathology facilities. Medpace histology offers routine and novel pathology services, including tissue processing, sectioning, general and special stains, immunohistochemistry, in-situ hybridization and digital pathology services with the ability to perform select assays in a CAP-accredited, CLIA-certified laboratory.

Medpace’s histology services complement the central lab’s continually expanding molecular and flow cytometry capabilities to help Medpace manage oncology clinical trials. We have been proactive in implementing testing capabilities that match the spectrum of oncology clinical development approaches needed to support pharmaceutical industry partners.

Examples of Available Services

  • H&E staining
  • Special stains (e.g. Trichrome, Reticulin)
  • Whole slide digital imaging capability
  • Macrodissection capability intended for downstream molecular assays
  • Central pathology review by Board-certified pathologists with subspecialty expertise
  • LDT assays for exploratory biomarker development/research
  • IHC
    • PD-L1 SP263
    • PD-L1 22C3
    • HER2, ER, PgR
  • ISH
    • HER2

Key Automated Instrumentation

  • Leica Spectra H&E Stainer
  • Leica Bond III IHC Stainer
  • Leica Versa 200 Whole Slide Scanner/eSlide Manager
  • Peloris 3 Tissue Processor
  • Ventana/Roche Benchmark Ultra IHC Stainer
  • Ventana/Roche Benchmark Special Stainer
  • Agilent/Dako Link 48 IHC Stainer

Medpace Histology Team and Leadership

Medpace has an experienced histology team overseen by board-certified pathologists, PhD-level scientists, and certified histotechnologists with over 20 years of experience in anatomic and clinical pathology. We have on-site project managers that manage studies conducted in Cincinnati and are integrated into the global project management team.

Robert McGee, MD PhD – Senior Medical Director, Clinical Laboratory, US
Dr. McGee is board certified in both anatomic and clinical pathology and brings 24 years of combined experience in diagnostic and central laboratory anatomic pathology/histology to Medpace. He is an active committee member of the College of American Pathologists, with assignments to the Digital and Computational Pathology Committee and Reproductive Medicine Committee.

Eric Hugo, PhD – Scientist, US
Dr. Hugo is a PhD scientist with over 20 years of specialized experience in adipocyte and cancer biology clinical research and leadership roles in academia. His experience includes the development of immunohistochemical procedures for identifying new tumor biomarkers in breast and head and neck cancers.

Our pathologist partners are all board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology with subspecialty board certifications or special expertise in areas including:

  • Breast pathology
  • GI/Liver pathology
  • Cytopathology
  • Hematopathology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Neuropathology

About Medpace Central Laboratories

Strategically located in the US, Belgium, China, and Singapore, Medpace’s central laboratories have the global reach and capability to conduct studies, assist with regulatory requirements, and deliver custom solutions specific to the Sponsor’s needs.

Medpace provides customized, high-quality central laboratory services to pharmaceutical and biotech clinical development industries. Our four wholly-owned laboratories offer full-service support to six continents for phase I-IV studies. We have extensive experience from small and simple clinical trials to those that are large, global, and complex.

Our wholly-owned global laboratory facilities, standardized testing platforms, comprehensive test menu, and stellar project management teams allow Medpace to set up fully customized projects for our clients. Combined with Medpace Clinical Research Organization expertise, we provide a fully integrated solution for your clinical development needs.

Learn more about Medpace’s central laboratories.