The society has allocated enough time and space for all disciplines embraced by the SSM. Clinical and laboratory microbiology being only part of the many fields where members of the Swiss Society for Microbiology are active. Sessions are also foreseen for prokaryotic biology, environmental microbiology, virology, and mycology.
Innovative Solutions for Automated Imaging
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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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Detection of circulating endothelial and tumor cells
Non-hematopoietic circulating rare cells (CRCs) mainly consist of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and circulating endothelial cells (CECs). Clinical relevance of CECs in tumor angiogenesis1 and CTCs in tumor metastasis [...] have been substantially discussed elsewhere. [...] In the present report, we extended our previous prototyping study to significantly improve the unique strength of SE-iFISH, which was developed to combine in situ phenotypic identification of tumor biomarker and karyotypic characterization of chromosome ploidy in CRCs enriched from patient biofluids (blood, bone marrow, ascites, malignant pleural effusion, and cerebrospinal fluids, etc.) [...]. [...] Metafer-iFISH®, an automated CRC scanning and image analysis system, was recently co-developed by Carl Zeiss (Oberkochen, Germany), MetaSystems (Altlussheim, Germany) and Cytelligen (San Diego, CA, USA) [...]. High through-put X-Y-Z 3-dimensional slide scanning, image acquisition, processing, classification of CRC subtypes, and statistical analyses of each subcategory of the target cells could be fully automatically performed by Metafer-iFISH upon cell size, cell cluster, quantified chromosome ploidy, and immunofluorescence staining intensity of multi-tumor biomarkers expression displayed in diverse fluorescence channels, avoiding interference from human error or bias. [...] The novel SE-iFISH provides a unique strategy for expeditious and effective enrichment, in situ phenotypic as well as karyotypic co-detection of various non-hematopoietic CRCs in cancer patients or metastatic mouse model of patient derived xenograft (mPDX)33, which allows for classification of CTCs and CECs into diverse subtypes upon biomarker expression as well as chromosome ploidy, and each subtype of CRCs may correlate with distinct clinical outcome, such as tumor angiogenesis, cancer metastasis, relapse and therapeutic drug resistance [...].
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New Cameras CoolCube4 and CoolCube4 TEC Launched
MetaSystems proudly announces the launch of the new ultra-high resolution cameras CoolCube4 and CoolCube4 TEC which are available for MetaSystems imaging devices from now on. The new CoolCube4 camera series encompasses 4 models of 1.1" CMOS cameras with resolutions of 4,096 x 3,000 pixels. Users can choose between two monochrome and two color models without active cooling (CoolCube4) or thermo-electrically cooled (CoolCube4 TEC).