Metafer

Scanning and Imaging Platform

Metafer conveniently automates a wide area of image analysis applications in microscopy for life sciences.

Due to Metafer's modularity and its flexible architecture it is applicable to a large variety of applications. More than 1,500 Metafer scanning platforms are worldwide in use as metaphase finders, FISH signal counters, toxicology workstations, sample digitizers, and more.

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Description

Metafer adds slide scanning functionality to a Neon system. It scans specimen of various sizes, uses many different contrasting methods and magnifications, and finds many different target objects. Due to Metafer's modularity and its flexible architecture, it is applicable to numerous applications, including cytogenetic diagnostics, hematology, pathology, toxicology, forensic sciences, and many more.

Of course, automated imaging saves time. But even more important is reproducibility, achieved by applying clearly defined standards to any analysis - slide by slide, experiment by experiment, and patient by patient. This way Metafer adds an unbiased degree of quality to your results. Complex analysis systems tend to be cumbersome and difficult to understand. Metafer is much different: unlimited access to all data, convenient display of results, and full control of all evaluation parameters guarantee that results are generated exactly the way you want. Slide scanning becomes extremely easy with Metafer.

Each microscopic sample is different: automation of analysis therefore demands flexibility. Metafer’s unique concept provides a powerful solution: user-trainable classifiers precisely define the analysis standards, and with the selection of the appropriate classifier the system is quickly switched to the next assay.

Metafer grows with demand. Software and hardware are modular, and with higher workloads the level of automation can be increased; optional features such as the SlideFeeder x80, the automated Bar Code Reader, and the automated Immersion Oil Dispenser are easily added upon demand.

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For special applications, a variety of software upgrades are available. Software upgrades require a functional Metafer system and a defined main module, which provides the basic tools required for the scan.

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  • Metafer in Genetox, (2.9MB)
  • Carl Zeiss Japan Metafer Brochure, (5.2MB)
  • MetaSystems RNA FISH, (5.0MB)
  • CoolCube 1 CCD Camera, (1.4MB)
  • Metafer, (3.9MB)
  • Neon, (3.4MB)
  • CoolCube 4 and CoolCube 4 TEC CMOS Cameras, (1.4MB)
  • Poster: Combining a Slide Scanning Platform and Deep Learning Analysis Methods, (315.2kB)
  • [email protected], (725.0kB)
  • Carl Zeiss and MetaSystems Technology Note on Metafer, (755.8kB)
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