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Olympus Offers Robust Image Analysis Software Suite For Imaging, Data Management, Quantification

CENTER VALLEY, PA., March 30, 2009 – Olympus now offers powerful Visiomorph™ image analysis as part of a whole slide imaging software bundle, among new offerings in an array of histoinformatics software products designed for microscope users interested in high-performance image analysis, stereology, automated imaging and data management. Visiomorph™, Microimager™ Automated Software and the other modules are being introduced in the U.S. in collaboration with Visiopharm®  of Hørsholm, Denmark, creators of well-known newCAST™ stereology software. 

Scientists in oncology, neuroscience, respiratory research, musculoskeletal research, and toxicology have broad requirements for the type of quantitative analysis that is readily provided by the software. 

Visiomorph is robust software that allows users to easily and quickly set up individualized methods of handling even demanding image analysis applications, while providing automated data management as an integrated part of the workflow.  It offers tools for definition and storage of image analysis protocols, including user defined end-points; modern statistical methods for handling varying staining intensities; the ability to combine spectral, spatial, morphological, contextual, and relation information for superior segmentation results; tools for incorporation application-specific knowledge; data management; and much more.

Microimager Automated imaging software allows the user to sample image fields or smaller image regions from multiple slides and tissue sections. It controls multi-slide stages and slide loaders, and allows for off-line image analysis and stereology. Microimager is the basis for other image software in the suite including Arrayimager™, Fluoimager™, Whole Slide Manager and Autodisector™.

The software is based on the Visiopharm Integrator System (VIS) platform, a database-driven system that is fully configurable, modular, flexible and has easy image acquisition and viewing capabilities. The suite addresses a wide range of applications including quantitative analysis of histological samples, offering both image analysis and stereology. Several tools are available for working with tissue microarray, multi-well plates, time-lapse analysis, and other demanding image acquisition tasks, including tools for data management and data mining.

Olympus and Visiopharm offer webinars on image analysis and stereology topics on a regular basis. For more information about image analysis applications, email Christopher Higgins of Olympus at christopher.higgins@olympus.com or contact Olympus America Inc., 3500 Corporate Parkway, Center Valley PA 18034-0610, USA; phone 1-800-446-5967; or visit www.olympusamerica.com/visiomorph.

About Olympus Scientific Equipment Group
Olympus America Scientific Equipment Group provides innovative microscope imaging solutions for researchers, doctors, clinicians and educators. Olympus microscope systems offer unsurpassed optics, superior construction and system versatility to meet the ever-changing needs of microscopists, paving the way for future advances in life science.

About Olympus
Olympus is a precision technology leader, creating innovative opto-digital solutions in healthcare, life science and consumer electronics products. Olympus works collaboratively with its customers and its affiliates worldwide to leverage R&D investment in precision technology and manufacturing processes across diverse business lines. These include:

  • Gastrointestinal endoscopes, accessories, and minimally invasive surgical products;
  • Advanced clinical and research microscopes;
  • Lab automation systems, chemistry-immuno and blood bank analyzers and reagents;
  • Digital cameras and voice recorders.

Olympus serves healthcare and commercial laboratory markets with integrated product solutions and financial, educational and consulting services that help customers to efficiently, reliably and more easily achieve exceptional results. Olympus develops breakthrough technologies with revolutionary product design and functionality for the consumer and professional photography markets, and also is the leader in gastrointestinal endoscopy and clinical and educational microscopes. For more information, visit www.olympusamerica.com.

About Visiopharm
Visiopharm is a privately owned Danish company located in one of the strongest bio-regions in Europe. Visiopharm specializes in image analysis software for the life sciences; including hardware integration, automation, and quality inspections. Visiopharm products enable the extraction of knowledge from images through:

  1. Automation of image measurements and quality inspection
  2. Objective, quantitative and reproducible image measurements
  3. New image markers of treatment effect, disease progression, toxicity and other processes of relevance to research advances

 

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