We're here to innovate.
We believe that innovation is the key to making digital pathology a ubiquitous reality. But for us, innovation is about more than just delivering great image quality and fast scanning speeds. It’s also about designing products that are simple to use, easy to integrate with your workflow, and have attractive price-performance characteristics.
Based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Huron Digital Pathology has a 20+ year history designing sophisticated imaging instrumentation. Our end-to-end digital whole slide imaging solutions combine the award winning TissueScope™ digital slide scanner, image management software, and workflow enhancing accessories.
Management and Board
Patrick Myles is the Chief Executive Officer of Huron Digital Pathology. Patrick joined Huron in 2014 as Executive Vice President, Business Development. He was promoted to company President in 2015 and became Chief Executive Officer in 2016. He brings to the company 18 years of experience at Teledyne DALSA, an international manufacturer of digital imaging components with $250 million in annual revenue. There, he was responsible for corporate business development, seeking out and evaluating opportunities to drive organic and inorganic growth. Prior to DALSA’s acquisition by Teledyne in 2011, Patrick had responsibility for investor relations, marketing, corporate communications, and served as corporate secretary.
Patrick has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University. He has served as a board member of the United Way Kitchener Waterloo and Area, the University of Waterloo Magazine advisory committee, and the Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute.
Audil Virk is the Chief Operating Officer with more than 10 years of progressively responsible experience, having started his career with Huron as the head of software development. In his current role, Audil is responsible for strategic planning and execution, budget planning, staff development, and cost reductions with quality improvements. Audil directs the day-to-day operations, guides product development, and works closely with the sales team.
Prior to Huron, Audil worked in the telecommunications industry for Mitel Networks, where he was an inventor of two software patents on managing log files. He holds a BSc in Biochemistry from Queen’s University and a diploma in Computer Engineering Technology from Saint Lawrence College.
Savvas become Chief Technology Officer for Huron in 2010. He joined the company (originally known as Biomedical Photometrics Inc.) in 1998 as project leader. He led the development and manufacturing of micro array readers, tissue imaging systems, and a MacroScope/Microscope combination system for general confocal imaging applications. He has been involved in the development of imaging systems for more than 20 years and is the author of several patents and more than 30 publications on confocal microscopy imaging techniques and applications.
Savvas Damaskinos received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Waterloo in 1985 and was the first recipient of the GWP Pearson medal for graduate work in Physics. He spent three years at the Institute of Energy Conversion in Delaware, a centre of excellence for photovoltaics, returning to the Department of Physics at the University of Waterloo as a Research Associate Professor in 1988. Research activities at the Physics Department resulted in several patents in the area of confocal scanning laser imaging technology.
Phillip Carey joined Huron Digital Pathology early in 2017 as Vice President of Sales.
Phillip brings with him extensive sales and management experience in consumer electronics, industrial and surgical arenas. In his current role Phillip is responsible for driving sales initiatives, formulating marketing strategy, budgeting and bolstering Huron’s sales team.
Savvas is a scientist, inventor, professor and entrepreneur.
As a professor at the University of Waterloo for more than 25 years, Savvas developed new technology on MOSFET and CCD devices. He introduced fundamental theories and invented a number of silicon image sensors. He successfully transferred technology he developed at the University of Waterloo into successful commercialization at DALSA Corporation, a company he founded in 1980 and served as its CEO from its inception until 2007, and chairman of the board from inception to early 2011.
Under Savvas’ leadership, DALSA grew to become one of Canada’s most successful technology companies and a world-leader in digital imaging technology, with 1,100 employees and revenue of $212 million in 2010. During his tenure as CEO, Savvas was responsible for corporate strategy, strategic technology direction, long-term planning, as well as nurturing the company’s culture.
Savvas is currently CEO and Chairman of EXEL Research Inc., which is actively involved in investing in technology companies and helping Canadian start-up technology companies to move to a profitable and lasting growth stage.
Throughout his career, Savvas has received many awards and accolades. He is a Member of the Order of Canada, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and has received the Ontario Premier’s Catalyst Award for life time achievement in innovation. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and has an Honorary Doctor of Engineering Degree from the University of Waterloo. He is also a recipient of the Automated Imaging Association life time achievement award.
Savvas is a Canadian of Greek heritage. He was born in Cyprus and educated in England. He has M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Southampton University. Highly regarded as a pioneer in the field of digital imaging, Savvas has published more than 150 papers in scientific journals in the area of CCDs and semiconductor devices and has authored and co-authored more than 20 patents in the area of image sensors.
Mike is President of Pinnacle Capital Partners, a self-funded private equity group. He spends most of his time managing the portfolio of companies, completing acquisitions, and serving on the board of directors of investee companies.
He started his career working in public accounting with Zittrer Siblin Stein Levine (merged with EY in 1988) before joining the Canada Revenue Agency in Kitchener from 1988 to 1999 as a tax auditor and then as a Senior Business Valuator. In 1999 he returned to public accounting for one year before venturing out in 2000 to co-find Pinnacle Capital Partners, offering services in mergers and acquisitions, financings and divestitures.
Mike studied at Wilfrid Laurier University obtaining an Honors Business Administration degree with an option in Economics in 1987. He continued his studies while working, obtaining the designation of Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) in 1997 and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), designation in 2001.
Ted is the founder of Biomedical Photometrics Inc., the predecessor to Huron Digital Pathology. He is also Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo. He invented Huron’s Moving Specimen Image Averaging (MSIA) technology, and continues to lead Huron’s patent development and application process. He is the inventor or co-inventor of 13 US Patents and several US and International patents pending.
He is a Director of the Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialization (CIMTEC), and was a member (2013) of the Council of Canadian Academies’ Expert Panel on the Socio-economic Impact of Innovation Investments. He has been a member of the Advisory Board of the National Research Council Canada’s Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, a Director of DALSA Corp., a Principal Investigator in Photonics Research Ontario, Founder and CEO of Biomedical Photometrics Inc. (now Huron Digital Pathology), and Founder and Chairman of Waterloo Scientific Inc.
At the University of Waterloo, Ted’s research focused on the development and commercial application of scanning laser imaging technology. An early patent supported the founding of Waterloo Scientific in 1983, and the development of additional patented technologies and applications supported the founding of Biomedical Photometrics in 1994.
Ted was awarded the Canadian Association of Physicists / National Optics Institute Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Applied Photonics in 2006.
Christine is Vice-President of Operations at EXEL Research Inc., a company based in Waterloo Ontario that focuses on investment in small high-tech companies and in vacation rental properties management. She began working with EXEL in May 2004, as Director of Operations.
Previously, Christine was Manager of Undergraduate Processing at the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) in Guelph, Ontario. She began her career in 1981 at Wilfrid Laurier University in the Office of the Registrar, beginning as Admissions Officer and ultimately being becoming Assistant Registrar, Admissions prior to leaving Laurier in 1996.
She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and has completed a number of courses at Laurier’s School of Business and Economics. Christine is a member of the Board of Directors and Secretary of the Savvas Chamberlain Family Foundation www.scffoundation.com , a past member of the board of directors of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (KWS), a current a member of the Wilfrid Laurier University President’s Regional Council of Advisors, and a member of the President’s Advisory Council of the KWS.
Introduce TissueScope LE120 for medium volume slide scanning.
Launch TissueScope PE desktop slide scanner
Receive Frost & Sullivan’s 2013 Product Excellence Award in Slide Scanners
Launch TissueScope HS Scanner and TissueView software
TissueScope awarded 1st prize in two categories (20X Fluorescence and 40X Fluorescence) at the 2nd International Scanner Contest
Launch TissueScope Autoloader for continuous operation and automated workflow
Receive injection of new capital from investors Savvas Chamberlain and Mike Panayi. Company name changed from Biomedical Photometrics Inc. to Huron Technologies Inc.
Next generation TissueScope scanner for whole mount breast imaging at Sunnybrook hospital
Introduce 1st generation TissueScope multi-slide holder scanner for brightfield and fluorescence imaging of microscope slides
Launch first TissueScope scanner for brightfield and fluorescence imaging of microscope slides
Introduce 3rd generation DNAscope scanner for DNA microarrays
Launch 2nd generation DNAscope scanner for DNA microarrays
Develop first DNAscope scanner for DNA microarrays
Biomedical Photometrics Inc. founded to commercialize scanning laser imaging technology developed at the University of Waterloo by Dr. Ted Dixon