The ERRS meeting series belongs to a tradition of European conferences on radiation research initiated already in 1953. This year’s meeting is jointly organized by the Swedish Radiobiological Society and Lund University. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this event will be organized as a virtual conference.
Innovative Solutions for Automated Imaging
Since 1986, MetaSystems has been developing and manufacturing systems for automated microscope based imaging. Our close communication and relationships with our customers have been an essential part of the MetaSystems philosophy; the last 30 years have proven that this is a successful strategy. From humble beginnings, MetaSystems has grown into a leading solutions provider while still being connected to our roots as an independent, employee-owned, innovation-driven company.
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.
To learn more about our innovative laboratory solutions, we recommend beginning on the application pages. If you are already familiar with our product portfolio, you may proceed directly to the pages covering your product of interest. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact the MetaSystems partner in your region for assistance.
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MetaSystems Probes now has its own website. If you are looking for MetaSystems XCyting DNA Probes, please visit the MetaSystems Probes website.
RENEB Intercomparison Exercises Analyzing Micronuclei
Radiological emergencies in which a large number of victims are involved can occur as the result of different events such as radiation accidents, terrorist attacks with dirty bombs or other kinds of exposure to radioactive sources. In the event of large radiological accidents, an initial triage aimed at classifying victims according to the degree of exposure is indicated to guide appropriate clinical responses. [...] The cytokinesis-block (CB) micronucleus (MN) assay, originally developed by Fenech and Morley in 1985, is a valuable biodosimetric tool for quantifying radiation-induced chromosomal damage for population triage thanks to the simplicity of MN scoring and the availability of automated MN analysis using microscopy-based [...] methods. [...] Five laboratories performed both automated and semi-automated MN scoring using the Metafer platform (Metasystems, Altlussheim, Germany). [...] The lowest level of inhomogeneity was obtained for the automated scoring group where a more standardized approach was applied. [...] The results of the two micronucleus intercomparison exercises performed by the RENEB network, demonstrate that the cytokinesis-block MN assay is a useful triage tool for large-scale
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.