Developing and improving the world through better materials, is a difficult and demanding undertaking.
Whether you are involved in cell biology, drug discovery or other life science research, Media Cybernetics helps individuals and organizations to extract and mine knowledge from images through its world-leading image capture, analysis, display, management, and collaboration solutions for scientists, professionals, and enterprises.
Cell Counting (Cellular Biology)
In many instances, cell counting is very straight forward and is an easily accomplished task when the cells are well labeled.
In other cases, cells may have a wide range of intensities making it difficult to properly segment cells or other fluorescent labeled markers. Instead of spending time developing sophisticated image processing protocols, we use machine learning based Smart Segmentation to quickly and accurately define and measure the cells.
The analysis of Scratch Assays are supported directly within Image-Pro by using the included Wound Healing App to measure time-lapse data.
Follow the simple step by step workflow, time-lapse data for a single well or multiple wells may be efficiently analyzed and reported. Images with the scratch overlay may also be saved for documentation of the analysis.
Cells, nematodes, or water fleas movements can easily be tracked and displayed using Motion Tracking. Due multiple possible directions, velocity and acceleration of the cells or organisms motion tracking experiment may be difficult to analyze.
Using the built in Learning Wizard, the image analysis tracking parameters can be quickly determined taking the guess work out to the experimental set up.
Image-Pro 3D Colocalization provides a full suite of analytical parameters and coefficients to measure colocalization. When required, a Volume of Interest (VOI) can be used to restrict the area where the colocalization will be measured within the volume. Colocalization analysis on a per cell basis may also be measured if the correctly markers are includes as one of the fluorescent channels.
The investigation of new drugs and their related angiogenesis properties may be evaluated using workflows developed within Image-Pro.
The workflows may then be employed to quickly analyze an individual image or to batch process multiple image from an experiment.
3D Cell Analysis (Neuroscience)
The optional 3D Module allows you to greatly expand the capability of Image-Pro by adding 3D volume rendering and analysis capability. Simply load you load your multi-channel z-stack image file and create the 3D volumes of cells. The cells can then be analyzed using a range of measurement parameters.
Once the cells have been rendered, a full movie making suite is included within the 3D module to create exceptional movies using key frame animations.
Live image of nymph Gomphurus (left) and EDF image (right). Images provided by Ethan Bright, University of Michigan.
The scientific study of insects provides a challenge when imaging insect structure in detail. By adding the Capture Module and Live Extended Depth of Field capabilities to your Image-Pro configuration, you can capture detailed, in-focus images successfully and efficiently.
When capturing large, out of depth of field images, Image-Pro offers the additional benefit of not requiring a motorized z-stepper.
The study of plant diseases are important in both agriculture and forestry applications. With Image-Pro's sophisticated image analysis capabilities, including Smart Segmentation, disease areas can be readily analyzed.
The percentage of areas infected can be quickly generated and reported to an Excel data table or analysis report.
Image analysis can be a large asset in the study, diagnosis, and treatment of various dental disorders.
Dentists and researchers worldwide use the tools implemented by Media Cybernetics for image analysis in orthodontics, implantology, oral surgery, 3D dental imaging, and more.