Outlook for 2023
The MetaSystems team is looking forward to 2023 with great excitement. The new year begins as the old one ended - we are busy with customer demos, installations, and user trainings. And that is exactly what our hearts have been beating for since 1986. We will celebrate our 37th anniversary this year and could not be more excited about our current developments and projects.
New technologies in artificial intelligence have pushed the frontiers in microscope-based imaging in medicine and life sciences. Our software developers have implemented advanced algorithms based on Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) already in the karyotyping software Ikaros. The patented method launched the next generation of karyotyping: karyogram proposals are generated fully automatically from unprocessed metaphases, which can be edited interactively by the expert. This eliminates many manual steps and can reduce processing time by up to 50 %. Thereby, turnaround times can be shortened, and more cases can be processed in the same time.
Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) also support sperm cell finding in forensic specimen in our slide scanning software Metafer. Sperm cells are a crucial piece of evidence for solving sexual assault crimes. Automated scanning of slides and detection of cells replaces lengthy and tedious manual steps. A suitable specimen can be scanned within approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Boosted by this immense progress, we test more applications of the recent artificial intelligence developments in other areas.
All this would not be possible without the worldwide MetaSystems community - our MetaSystems Family. In particular, we thank our customers for their ongoing trust. We are grateful to our reliable sales partners worldwide for their outstanding work in 2022 and look forward to fruitful collaborations in 2023. A big thank-you goes to our employees for their continuous commitment and exceptional work. Because the MetaSystems family works so well together, our teams at the German headquarters and our subsidiaries in North and South America, Italy, India, and China are also looking for new colleagues in the new year and continue to grow.
We wish you all a pleasant start to 2023.Find the events we are planing to attend in 2023 here!