The congress will take place from 21 to 24 September 2020 in Via Festa del Perdono at the ancient "Spedale di Poveri", built by Francesco Sforza and Bianca Maria Visconti from 1456 on a project by Antonio Averlino, known as Filarete.
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.
Maybe you can find a solution to your imaging automation problem here on this web site. We recommend starting your journey on the application pages, if you are not familiar with our product portfolio. In case you are, it may be easier to go directly to the page for the product you actually look for. Should you feel lost, please feel free to contact us or the MetaSystems partner in your country.
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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.
Newly discovered security leak Ripple20 and MetaSystems devices
Lately it was discovered that many networked devices are vulnerable to remote attacks through 19 vulnerabilities. The flaws, collectively known as Ripple20, affect the TCP/IP stack. Unfortunately, also PC hardware used in combination with MetaSystems devices may be affected, and problems may arise if the network settings are not configured correctly or the workstation is connected directly to the internet. We therefore encourage our customers to update their system(s) to the latest firmware versions provided by the manufacturer.
Development of High Precision SARS-COV-2 (RNA) FISH Probes
The outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has led to global efforts to understand the mechanisms of the virus-induced Covid-19 disease and to seek to find effective countermeasures. In this context, our daughter company MetaSystems Italy joined forces with RNA-FISH specialist PixelBiotech for development of highly sensitive and precise SARS-Covid-2 probes.
Download the leaflet with details about the new technology here.