MIPS acquires Fresco Consult to expand its presence in Anatomic Pathology laboratories

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

MIPS, part of the CliniSys group, announced that it has acquired Fresco Consult, the Belgian market leader of laboratory information software (LIS) for the Anatomic Pathology laboratory.

Through this acquisition, MIPS will add the Fresco product portfolio to its growing list of software solutions to support the clinical laboratory. At the heart of the Fresco business is the LIS DaVinci product. LIS DaVinci is the innovative laboratory information system designed by pathologists for pathologists. Intelligent support for both routine and complex work flows helps saves time, improves accuracy, embeds compliance with ISO15189 and prepares the pathology labs for future developments in areas such as digital and molecular pathology.

The evolution of molecular diagnostics is driving the requirement for greater levels of integration between LISs supporting the core clinical laboratories and those supporting the specialist laboratories. Tighter integration will enable more effective sharing of patient data and results between the different laboratory disciplines. The combined strengths of MIPS and Fresco Consult will deliver on this immediate requirement and on future advancements as the work flows and the use of high value instrumentation become more integrated.

“We are excited about joining the MIPS group and working with the MIPS teams throughout Europe to enable us to respond effectively to the growing pan-European interest being shown in our solutions. I would like to thank our existing customers for their continued support and we are looking forward to building upon those relationships within the MIPS group,” explains Dr Romaric Croes, managing director of Fresco Consult.

“The Fresco people and product set are highly complementary. Not only do their products fit well within our solution set but they share our focus on delivering high levels of customer satisfaction and our commitment to quality,” adds John Lebon, COO of MIPS Group.

About MIPS/CliniSys

For more than 30 years, MIPS/CliniSys have successfully specialised in the design, development, implementation and support of comprehensive clinical laboratory information management solutions. Clinical laboratories across 34 countries are using solutions from the CliniSys Group, to improve process and cost efficiencies, to enhance information access, quality and availability, to improve patient care, and to secure and maintain a competitive advantage. It is the market supplier of choice and the undisputed market leader in Europe for clinical laboratory information management solutions.

About Fresco Consult

Fresco Consult is a Belgian company founded in 2007 with headquarters in Gent. Fresco Consult focuses on software for oncology and anatomic pathology laboratories.  It works closely with pathologists, oncologists, regional and federal government agencies and instrument manufacturers to deliver software solutions which meet all of a pathologist’s needs.   It is the market leader in Belgium and is growing quickly across Europe with interest being shown by many the leading pathology institutions.