Computational pathology

Access, import, store, and search large volumes of genomic, molecular and analytic data associated with researching digital pathology images.


Pathology research suite

Philips pathology research suite consists of two software products, Xplore and TMA. When combined, they provide the ultimate platform for digital pathology research.

Xplore is a comprehensive web-based image and big data management system, designed for use in your research settings. It provides a central hub to create, interrogate, share and manage archives both for individual and collaborative studies. You can define study hierarchy, datasets, and fields, and import whole slide or TMA images.

TMA module – Biomarker Discovery with Tissue Microarrays.

TMA (Tissue Micro Array) is a module designed to speed up research studies which require manual scores of TMA cores. This powerful tool allows you to manually score TMAs online helping you evaluate new tissue biomarkers in TMAs quickly and easily.

Using TMA scoring templates, map templates, and an automated de-arrayer, ensures that TMA cores can be rapidly segmented, identified, and sent out for scoring. With a single screen/interface for viewing and scoring, scoring TMAs is easy for the pathologist.

Ability to share studies around the globe

Xplore helps connect researchers around the globe.

Create, manage, interrogate, and share individual and collaborative studies with a single click across a range of web-based devices.



Flexible and customizable studies

User configurable hierarchy of studies/projects/cases/slides/data.

Organize and manage large sets of images with customizable data fields and datasets. 

Search & filter data across all studies

Harness the power of Xplore to identify trends and outliers across all research data.

From scoring and image analysis results, biomarkers and epidemiological data, the search engine in Xplore allows you to quickly find what you are looking for.



Support for the most commonly used image formats

Xplore’s viewer natively supports most commonly used digital slide formats, as well as microscope images.

Support for both brightfield and fluorescent images, on both desktop and tablet.

Biomarker scoring on TMA’s

Xplore’s add on module, TMA, supports scoring of both whole slide scans or separated cores.

Step from one core to another, pause and restart scoring, with Xplore always keeping track of where you are on the TMA.

Create Virtual TMA’s, allowing multiple users to score selected cores across multiple recipient blocks in a single study.



Minimum hardware requirements



Screen Resolution


Hard Drive

Dual-core @1.65GHz

3GB of physical RAM memory


Firefox (latest), IE (latest), Chrome (latest)


Operating system

Other software


Most recent web browser

A PDF reader (e.g. Adobe Acrobat Reader)

100Mbit or 1Gbit Ethernet connection to internet/intranet

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  1. Products are for research use only and not for use in diagnostic procedures.
  2. PathXL is the legal manufacturer of the education suite and is a Philips company.

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