MetaSystems Indigo GmbH, a joint venture founded in 2016 by MetaSystems Hard & Software GmbH and the management team of Miacom Diagnostics GmbH, Dusseldorf, has recently bought the In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) business of Miacom Diagnostics GmbH.
MetaSystems Distributor Meeting 2017
Since 16 years, the MetaSystems Distributor Meeting (DM) is the annual get-together for all members of the global MetaSystems family. Staff of all MetaSystems offices, of partner companies, and of local sales organizations met in November 2017 to discuss the latest MetaSystems developments and achievements. The 2017 DM was held in the light of two major events, namely, (a) the launch of the first release version of Neon, the image and case database for all MetaSystems products and (b) the latest diversification on the field of microbiology applications.
Seal of Approval 2018: "Commitment to Sustainability"
MetaSystems is proud to be committed to sustainable business and to the safeguarding of social and ecological standards. As a result of this philosophy, MetaSystems recently was awarded again the seal of approval 2018 "Commitment to Sustainability" by the certification body of the German institute for Sustainability and Economy in accordance with di-no. - Procedural Regulation D-17/400780, and documented in Analysis Report No. 4017 3201 and relevant Audit Report No. 4017 3201. MetaSystems will take this award as inducement to continue with our sustainable business practices and socially responsible activities.
Radiation Biodosimetry Workshop at KIRAMS, Seoul, Korea
Biological dosimetry (biodosimetry) is an imminent part of the countermeasures in the aftermath of radiation accidents. Based on the quantification of markers in the blood of affected victims (e.g., dicentric chromosomes, micronuclei, or translocations), the method allows for a precise and retrospective estimation of the dose the persons have received. The National Radiation Emergency Medical Center (NREMC) in the Korea Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences (KIRAMS) recently hosted a MetaSystems workshop on the implementation of Metafer for biodosimetry imaging automation. The workshop has been supported by our Korean partner Mirax Corporation.
ECA 2017 in Florence
The European Cytogeneticists Association (E.C.A) yearly meeting, the 11th European Cytogenetics Conference took place in Florence, Italy and MetaSystems was proud to be sponsor and exhibitor of this event. Visitors to the MetaSystems booth had the opportunity to see the current pre-release edition of Neon, probably the last one before the official product launch. Of course also MetaSystems Probes took the opportunity to provide cytogeneticists and other passersby to show and explain the newest probe kits and product lines. The German MetaSystems team has been actively supported by the colleagues from MetaSystems s.r.l. in Milan.
The world’s leading experts will come together to discuss the latest developments in infectious diseases, infection control and clinical microbiology.
First Public Presentation of MetaSystems Indigo on ECCMID 2017
The growing success of microbiology related applications within the MetaSystems product portfolio led to the launch of MetaSystems Indigo, the new MetaSystems brand which unites all microbiology products under the same roof. The ECCMID 2017 in Vienna has been a good opportunity to present the new label to the public. The outstanding success of ECCMID exhibition and MetaSystems Indigo off-site symposium has exceeded all expectations.
MetaSystems Indigo: New Microbiology Brand of MetaSystems
Second MetaSystems Workshop in Dubai
MetaSystems held its second workshop in the Middle East this year between the 18th and 21st of February in Dubai, UAE. This time, in addition to a system demonstration, a probes workshop was also included. Over the course of two different workshops (one on the 18th/19th, one on the 20th/21st), 29 participants from 5 countries experienced the ease and quality of MetaSystems FISH probes, software, and hardware. Participants came from Pakistan, Iran, the UAE, Oman, and Lebanon.
MetaSystems on MedLab in Dubai
For the first time this year, MedLab in Dubai, the world’s largest laboratory exhibition and congress, took place separately from the ArabHealth. Being a leader in microscope based imaging, MetaSystems decided to attend this event in 2017 and to take advantage of direct contacts to regional sales representatives, partner companies, and customers. All companies of the MetaSystems family, namely MetaSystems, MetaSystems Probes, and for the first time MetaSystems Indigo were present at the booth and provided latest news on their respective products and innovations.
ISO 13485 Certification for MetaSystems Group USA
Our US team was recently awarded ISO 13485 certification! Here are some pictures taken during the celebration. At MetaSystems, we strive after continuously improving the quality of our service and products!
MetaSystems Exhibition in Latin America
MetaSystems Distributor Meeting 2016 in Hong Kong
The XV. MetaSystems Distributor Meeting (DM) has taken place in Hong Kong in from December 06. - 08. Since 2002, MetaSystems and MetaSystems Probes invite distributors and partners from all countries to learn about latest product and application developments, to exchange their market experience with others, and to deepen the friendship of all members of the MetaSystems family.
MetaSystems Turned 30 In 2016!
MetaSystems is very proud to announce that it has now been active and independent for three full decades! Back in the late 1980’s, MetaSystems began its humble but promising journey. From the seed of just one brilliant idea, grew an incomparable company. Thirty years later, the company is inseparably associated with the most reliable and highest-quality microscope based imaging solutions.
MetaSystems Has a New Website
As you probably have already noticed, MetaSystems has a new website! Please have a look at the publications section, which lets you filter by application or product. The new product section now allows you to find the solution to your application more easily.
If you are looking for probes, please check the new MetaSystems Probes page.
New MetaSystems Application: Rapid Pathogen Identification (RPI)
Rapid Pathogen Identification (RPI) for the first time combines two proven methods for fully automatic, easy to use and cost effective pathogen identification in only 35 minutes. RPI allows targeted identification and characterization of hospital-acquired pathogens. The new solution is based on a multiplex assay from Miacom Diagnostics (Düsseldorf, Germany) and the slide scanning platform Metafer. Read more about RPI here ...
Neon: The next generation of MetaSystems' imaging systems for microscopy
Neon represents the next generation of MetaSystems' imaging systems for microscopy. At the 10th European Chromosome Conference held in Strasbourg (France), 4. - 7. July 2015, an early version of Neon has been shown to the public for the first time. Read more about the new system on the Neon product page.
Partnership with Copan S.P.A.
Assises de Génétique Humaine et Médicale
MetaSystems will participate in the 9th Congress of Medical Geneticists (Assises de Génétique Humaine et Médicale) in Nantes, France.
MetaSystems Indigo Exhibition on ASM 2017 in New Orleans
The growing success of microbiology related applications within the MetaSystems product portfolio led to the launch of MetaSystems Indigo, the new MetaSystems brand which unites all microbiology products under the same roof. The ASM 2017 show in New Orleans, LA (USA) has been the venue of the second MetaSystems Indigo presentation after the ECCMID 2017 in Europe.
Arab Health is the largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals in the MENA region, held annually in the last week of January. The event was sold out months ahead of the 2017 edition and welcomed 96,925 visitors from 159 countries, highlighting its strength as the region’s leading exhibition in the healthcare industry.
20th Annual Meeting of Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology
In the global fight against cancer, people at every corner of the world are trying their best to make contributions, and China is no exception. As a non-government association, the Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology (CSCO) holds its academic meeting annually providing a face-to-face contact to professionals from all over the world. This is a remarkable time when we can all make a difference. We sincerely invite you to come and join us.
Our customer and partner Cytointelligen (www.cytointelligen.com) will exhibit on this conference and also demonstrate the Metafer-based solution for automated detection of circulating tumor cells.
The program of the EEMGS 2018 will highlight a wide diversity of aspects in the field of genetic toxicology. A variety of current aspects in relation to DNA damage and mutations caused by environmental agents, cell-type specificity of genotoxicity and DNA repair, alternatives to animals testing including emerging models and techniques, new approaches in human biomonitoring, hot topics in carcinogenicity, next generation risk assessment in genotoxicity and genome safety in gene therapy will be covered.
The joint International Symposium on EPR Dosimetry and Dating and the International Conference on Biological Dosimetry
European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG)
The ESHG will be taking the first step for (hopefully) the next 50 years and delivering a conference showcasing the latest findings in the field of human genetics, both basic and applied. The conference is held in conjunction with the European Meeting on the Psychosocial Aspects of Genetics, emphasising the multidisciplinary and international remit of the Society.
MetaSystems Middle East Workshop 2018 in Dubai
MetaSystems and MetaSystems Probes have performed a workshop with exercises in classical FISH hybridization, short time hybridization, RapidScore analysis with Metafer and imaging with Isis. The workshop was done in two groups from Feb. 02 to Feb. 05 in Dubai. UAE.
Society of Toxicology (SOT) 2018
Founded in 1961, the Society of Toxicology (SOT) is a professional and scholarly organization of scientists from academic institutions, government, and industry representing the great variety of scientists who practice toxicology in the US and abroad. The Society’s mission is to create a safer and healthier world by advancing the science and increasing the impact of toxicology.
MetaSystems will exhibit on the 2018 SOT conference.
US & Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP)
The Academy has received 3,266 abstracts, with top research destined for platform and poster sessions. Dr. Stanley Hamilton of MD Anderson Cancer Center will deliver the Maude Abbott Lecture on “The Pathologist and Individualized Cancer Therapy,” and Dr. H. Gilbert Welch of The Dartmouth Institute will discuss “Overdiagnosis and Cancer Screening: Challenges Posed by Birds, Rabbits and Turtles” for the Timely Topics lecture. The Generation U party is a celebration of our profession and USCAP’s expression of appreciation for attending the meeting.
2018 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting
Founded in 1991, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics advances the practice of medical genetics and genomics by providing education, resources and a voice for more than 1,600 biochemical, clinical, cytogenetic, medical and molecular geneticists, genetic counselors and other healthcare professionals committed to the practice of medical genetics.
Great Lakes Cytogeneomics Conference
The Great Lakes Cytogenomics Conference is held in May of each year in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Attendees from all over Canada and the USA come to share and discuss their experiences in the field of Clinical Laboratory Genetics and Cytogenomics. This conference is of particular interest to cytogenomicists, trainee fellows, and technologists working in the field.
American Society For Microbiology (ASM)
ASM Microbe 2018–connecting scientists with their science–showcases the best microbial sciences in the world, and provides a one-of-a-kind forum to explore the complete spectrum of microbiology from basic science to translation and application. Eight tracks allow you to narrow in on your scientific niche, and connect with the experts in your field.
Canadian College of Medical Geneticists
CCMG scientific conference is the largest gathering of healthcare professionals, trainees and decision-makers, with a focus on medical genetics, in Canada. Featuring high-profile keynote speakers; cutting-edge panels on current issues in genetics; and a wealth of networking activities, the conference is the country’s premier event for evidence-informed discussion and debate on health care. The 42nd Annual Scientific Conference will feature a multi-disciplinary scientific program, renowned guest speakers, an extensive two-day trade show, and a great social program.
Cancer Genomics Consortium 2018
The mission of CGC is to provide high quality education and promote best practices in clinical cancer genomics. The CGC Annual Meeting is a unique forum for education and discussion of best practices in laboratory genomics. CGC is the preeminent annual gathering for medical and laboratory specialists who are interested in the use of genomic techniques for diagnostic testing and translational research applications.
The meeting will include invited presentations from leading cancer geneticists/genomicists, oncologists, pathologists, focusing on the clinically important as well as recent developments in cancer genomic diagnosis, prognosis, and management.
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), founded in 1948, is the primary professional membership organization for human genetics specialists worldwide. The Society’s nearly 8,000 members include researchers, academicians, clinicians, laboratory practice professionals, genetic counselors, nurses and others who have a special interest in the field of human genetics.
College of American Pathologists
The College of American Pathologists (CAP), the leading organization of board-certified pathologists, serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide.
The theme of the meeting this year will be, "Precision Medicine Begins Here”. The Precision Medicine Initiative of the National Institutes of Health defines precision medicine as "an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person." For an increasing number of diseases across a wide variety of medical specialties, the one-size-fits-all approach to patient diagnosis and treatment is becoming obsolete. Molecular professionals lead the way in developing and applying new technologies to achieve the best patient care and outcome in this rapidly evolving field. We also play a vital role in educating our clinical colleagues, lay public, and elected officials of the value of the critical work that we do.