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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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.
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.