The 67th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics will be held at the Orange County Convention Center South Building in Orlando, Florida, from Tuesday, October 17 through Saturday, October 21, 2017. The ASHG Annual Meeting is the largest human genetics meeting and exposition in the world. This year’s meeting is expected to attract over 6,500 scientific attendees, plus over 200 exhibiting companies. The meeting provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of cutting-edge science in all areas of human genetics.
Innovative Solutions for Automated Imaging
Since 1986 MetaSystems has been designing and manufacturing systems for computerized automated microscopic imaging. From the very beginning, the close relationship to the end user has been an essential part of the MetaSystems philosophy. The following three decades have revealed that this was a successful strategy; from humble beginnings, MetaSystems has grown into a leading solution provider which still remains connected to its strong roots.
MetaSystems’ latest innovation, Neon, is a dynamic, modern imaging platform which reliably manages cases, images, and results from single workstation environments to large multi-user, multi-site installations. The Neon imaging platform ensures that all relevant information is accessible whenever needed.
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Brain Tissue Microarrays (TMA)
A TMA consists of an array of cylindrical tissue cores extracted from different paraffin-embedded tissue ‘donor’ blocks, which are subsequently punched into a ‘recipient’ paraffin block. In diagnostic applications, there has been concern as to whether 0.6 mm or 1 mm cores are accurately representative of a tissue cross-section containing heterogeneous tumour cell populations. [...], commercially available systems such as the VSlide scanner (MetaSystems) coupled with MetaMorph software (Molecular Devices) can streamline image acquisition and analysis of cores. This coupling of scanner and software enables high-throughput processing of immunolabelled TMA sections, and thus avoids the effects of inter- and intra-observer subjectivity that is intrinsic to manual microscope analysis. [...] We demonstrate the use of VSlide scanner [...] coupled with [...] image analysis software to analyse tissue microarrays in a cost effective and user friendly manner. [...] VSlide offers a customisable and user friendly tissue microarrayer tool enabling easy TMA acquisition by non-experts. [...], automated image analysis based methods provide objective, consistent and reproducible pathological assessment.
Are You Looking for Probes?
MetaSystems Probes now has its own website. If you are looking for MetaSystems XCyting DNA Probes, please visit the MetaSystems Probes website.
Seal of Approval 2018: "Commitment to Sustainability"
MetaSystems is proud to be committed to sustainable business and to the safeguarding of social and ecological standards. As a result of this philosophy, MetaSystems recently was awarded again the seal of approval 2018 "Commitment to Sustainability" by the certification body of the German institute for Sustainability and Economy in accordance with di-no. - Procedural Regulation D-17/400780, and documented in Analysis Report No. 4017 3201 and relevant Audit Report No. 4017 3201. MetaSystems will take this award as inducement to continue with our sustainable business practices and socially responsible activities.
Radiation Biodosimetry Workshop at KIRAMS, Seoul, Korea
Biological dosimetry (biodosimetry) is an imminent part of the countermeasures in the aftermath of radiation accidents. Based on the quantification of markers in the blood of affected victims (e.g., dicentric chromosomes, micronuclei, or translocations), the method allows for a precise and retrospective estimation of the dose the persons have received. The National Radiation Emergency Medical Center (NREMC) in the Korea Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences (KIRAMS) recently hosted a MetaSystems workshop on the implementation of Metafer for biodosimetry imaging automation. The workshop has been supported by our Korean partner Mirax Corporation.