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Glencoe Software’s OMERO Data Management Engine - OME Open Source Technology Continues to Perform in Commercial Products


Glencoe Software Inc, a pioneer in biological research image and metadata management tools is pleased that PerkinElmer, Inc. a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment has again chosen Glencoe Software’s open source-based tools as the foundation of its newly released Columbus Scope cellular imaging software solution for microscopy. Columbus Scope allows researchers to read, visualize and re-analyze an unprecedented number of different vendor-specific research imaging file formats, save and use their experimental metadata parameters, and share images with their colleagues and collaborators.

The pr-introduction of Columbus Scope for microscopy follows the very successful Columbus Conductor and Columbus Gallery data management systems for High Content Screening. All of these tools are based on the Open Microscopy Environment’s open source OMERO Platform, which provides access to large image datasets over standard internet connections for scientific visualization, analysis, and collaboration. A typical research microscopy facility will have seven to ten different microscope hardware and software acquisition systems, and often times 15-25 for the larger core microscopy facilities. The Open Microscopy Environment Consortium pioneered unique software engineering design principles that enable researchers to read and organize image data from all of these different systems. With OMERO scientists can access new methods of analyses and workflows, enhancing research in cancer, immunology, developmental biology and infectious diseases.

Jason Swedlow, President of Glencoe Software, and co-Founder of the Open Microscopy Environment, said, “We are pleased that PerkinElmer has chosen OMERO as the foundation of the newest member of the Columbus family of products. This is another successful example of the flexibility and power of OME’s software.”

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