Collaboration to develop microscopy image analysis software
4 January 2007
Dresden, Germany. The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and
Genetics (MPI-CBG) and Transinsight GmbH have entered into a
three-year collaboration to develop knowledge-based image analysis software.
Founded in November 2005, Transinsight GmbH is a software company focused
on the life sciences that provides products and solutions for
knowledge-based technologies. Their flagship product, GoPubMed, a biomedical
search engine, will be extended towards biomedical image search and
knowledge-based image recognition, especially particle-tracking imagery
produced by high throughput microscopy.
"The extraordinary scientific work performed at the MPI-CBG by Dr. Yannis
Kalaidzidis in the area of particle tracking is an ideal start for
collaboration. The close to practice testing of our developments at the
MPI-CBG is an invaluable advantage for us." says Transinsight's CEO and
co-founder, Dr. Michael R. Alvers.
Prof. Dr. Marino Zerial, Director at the MPI-CBG is happy to see the
further development of intelligent software solutions urgently needed for
today's high-throughput image-based experimental data. "For us it is
essential to be able to extract more information from the new generation of
image-based screens that are providing such an exciting opportunity to
better understand biology as well as discover new and better drugs.
Sophisticated software is an essential tool to allow us to analyse and make
sense of the huge datasets as well as reveal hidden and unexpected
interconnections." says Zerial.
Dr. Ivan Baines who fostered the collaboration and outlined the three
year collaboration agreement between Transinsight and the MPI-CBG is
enthusiastic about the upcoming development. "This kind of research-industry
collaboration allows us to influence developments towards our needs," he
states, "with Transinsight we will develop a far more flexible and powerful
application that will help solve problems beyond that for which it was
originally developed. Such collaboration allows us to further our own
research as well as help deliver an important research tool to the