(PRWEB) February 12, 2011
Visiopharm A/S, an international technology leader in Histoinformatics, covering image analysis, stereology, and data management is proud to introduce a next-generation research tool for scientists who require a quantitative description of tissue properties.
Professor Torben Steiniche, Senior Consultant at the Institute of Pathology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, says “Digital Pathology has come a long way. The world is now witnessing a whole new generation of high-quality Whole Slide Imaging devices entering the market. Yet, adequate software tools for this type of image data have lagged behind. Visiomorph-DP Whole-Slide Informatics™ is a promising next-generation software tool designed to address the most significant challenges in digital pathology.”
Dr. Michael Grunkin, CEO of Visiopharm says, “Pathologists often need to describe tissue properties in terms of numbers, length, area, volume, intensity, shape, and texture. With Visiomorph-DP Whole-Slide Informatics™ reliable data can be obtained in a timely and cost effective way. Time to productivity and training costs are essential for a successful deployment of Digital Pathology in a pathology lab. Visiomorph-DP Whole-Slide Informatics™ has an intuitive design, which will guide pathologist step-by-step to translate biological application knowledge into analysis protocols. The protocols can then readily be understood, interpreted, and modified by other pathologists.”
“Computational and manual labor costs are other important factors,” says Johan Doré, CTO at Visiopharm. “Computational cost is often a hidden component in digital pathology solutions; however, Visiomorph-DP Whole-Slide Informatics™ is implemented with special attention to computational efficiency. With the ability to address a broad range of image analysis applications, Visiomorph-DP will reduce time and labor expenses associated with obtaining quantitative research end-points. Furthermore, built-in data management capabilities secure full traceability for quality control and efficient review of study data.”
Visiomorph-DP Whole-Slide Informatics™ can be upgraded with ready-to-use analysis protocols. The ready-to-use analysis protocols enable researchers to use Visiomorph-DP with minimal training and are available for oncology, pulmonary, neuroscience, diabetes, bone & cartilage, and other research areas.
Visiomorph-DP Whole-Slide Informatics™ can also be upgraded with a highly automated and patented Whole-Slide Stereology module. Combining the strengths of whole slide imaging and advanced image analysis, many manual, labor intensive, and time consuming steps of the stereological workflow can be automated. Increases in efficiency of up to 25 times have been scientifically documented and published.
Visiopharm A/S is an international technology leader in Histoinformatics, covering image analysis, stereology, and data management. Our solutions reduce labor costs, improve productivity, standardize quantitative processes, and produce accurate, traceable, quantitative results for histopathology. Throughout the world pharmaceutical companies, biotech companies, universities, hospitals and contract research organizations successfully use Visiopharm software to obtain scientifically trustworthy data.
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