The CGC annual meeting is a unique forum for education and discussion of best practices in laboratory genomics.
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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Constant Quest for Quality: Digital Cytopathology
Digital surgical pathology is now accepted as equivalent to traditional microscopy for diagnostic accuracy, with z-axis capability or specific scanning parameters required for accuracy in some small biopsy specimens. Overall, studies show that diagnostic accuracy using digital cytopathology is not inferior and is sometimes superior, to using a glass slide and microscope, but results are dependent on the number of planes acquired in the z-axis on whole-slide imaging (WSI), the distance between planes and whether the z-stacks are attached as focal annotations. [...] Glass slides need to be cleaned and checked to be free of marks both to the macroscopic and microscopic eye. This includes removing screening marks, fingerprints, and dust, before scanning. An ideal cleaning solution is isopropyl alcohol (alcohol wipes) with glass slides then being dried with soft-tissue wipes. [,,,] To better simulate a traditional microscope, smooth three-dimensional focus over the entire WSI is important in cytopathology. Zeiss [...] [AxioImager] Z2 microscope (Carl Zeiss, Germany) and Metafer [...] [VSlide] scanning system [...] have given the laboratory the ability to automatically z-stack entire Pap-stained wet-fixed slides allowing focus into cell collections on different planes in the z-axis on appropriately selected slides.
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.
OOO MetaSystems Russia on the International Scientific Congress 'Genetics of XXI Century'
The Congress 'Genetics of XXI Century' in Moscow, Russia (May 2019) has been one of the most important events for the professional international community of geneticists. Our partner company in Russia OOO MetaSystems considered it a good occasion to present the new camera CoolCube 4 connected to a state-of-the-art Neon system to the public.
Workshop by OOO MetaSystems Russia on Neuromorphology
N.N.Burdenko National Scientific and Practical Center for Neurosurgery is one of the first MetaSystems’ customers in Russia who implemented FISH on tissues into their daily practice ( in the late 90ies). Our partner in Russia, OOO MetaSystems therefore provides comprehensive support of all initiatives shown by the head of pathology lab and its staff.