I don't have WSJ subscription, so I didn't have access to the entire article, but here is the preview. "General Electric Co. and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have formed a company to help move laboratory analysis of human tissue into the digital age. The company, Omnyx LLC, hopes to market a "virtual microscope" within two years that would scan and store images electronically. Omnyx's backers said that would improve patient care by making it easier for doctors to share information, and boost the productivity of pathology labs as much as 20%. The project is aimed at the estimated 1.5 billion tissue samples analyzed annually in the U.S., and billions more ..." So there is nothing new about virtual miscoscopy, but I just don't see how it will pathology labs 20% more efficient. Electronic storage and retrieval is nice, but I just don't see it replacing glass. If you are going back to review a case, chances are you want all the details you can get, and only glass can provide it.