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CytoVision Cytogenetics

CytoVision Automated Cytogenetics Platform

CytoVision Version 7.3

CytoVision Version 7.3 released

CytoVision Version 7.3 released

Leica Biosystems is pleased to announce the release of CytoVision Version 7.3. Version 7.3 builds on the improvements to cellular FISH scanning and analysis tools introduced in Version 7.2 with new Tissue FISH scanning, capture and analysis tools for FISH paraffin embedded tissue sections.

 

Cytogenetics laboratories are increasingly expanding their capabilities beyond traditional Karyotyping into performing FISH based assays and supporting pathology with the technical analysis of tissue FISH slides.

 

CytoVision version 7.3 offers new levels of flexibility, scalability and accuracy of analysis. The CytoVision platform was the first to offer high throughput metaphase scanning and analysis by combining our expertise in robotics with the best image quality and analysis tools.

Why upgrade to CytoVision 7.3?

  • CytoVision version 7.3 Tissue FISH module is flexible; from fully automated workflows to manually directed capture and analysis.
  • Only CytoVision allows metaphases for Karyotyping, interphase Spot scoring and tissue FISH samples to be combined in a single unattended scanning session.
  • Works the way you want to with a choice of 3 different workflows for Tissue FISH

    • Fully automated – detects areas etched by a pathologist, optimises scan area, classifies and scores cells ready for review and report.
    • Semi automated – a low power overview scan is shown on-screen for the user to define capture areas on the slide. The slide is then captured and cells classified and scored.
    • Manual capture – for complete control

  • Proprietary Adaptive Image Processing algorithms are used to classify cells based on user defined morphology. Cells that meet the classification are captured and displayed as frames ready for manual or automatic scoring.
  • New Report Tool – reports are now only a few clicks away, cells, scores, pie charts and case details can be easily added to your labs own report templates.
  • Multisession scoring – CytoVision 7.3 now allows 2 users to score the same case independently then reach a consensus score based on the scores of the 2 sessions and their average.

Find out more

CytoVision version 7.3 is available with new systems and as an upgrade to existing systems. To find out more and discuss how CytoVision can help your laboratory please contact your Leica Biosystems representative.

CytoVision Version 7.1

CytoVision Version 7.1 released

The CytoVision platform continues to evolve. We are pleased to announce the release of CytoVision Version 7.1.

All new systems will ship with Version 7.1 and is available as an upgrade to existing systems.

Whether you are considering a new Cytogenetic system, expanding your existing system or considering an upgrade, there has never been a better time to talk to our experts about the possibilities.

7 reasons to upgrade to CytoVision Version 7.1

  • New range of supported and validated Leica Biosystems Microscopes
  • Support for cooled CCD Leica camera for sensitive FISH applications
  • Remote access using our dedicated Citrix based solution
  • Compatible with Windows XP and Windows 7
  • Support for GSL scanning systems – increase efficiency, reduce turnaround times
  • Scalable from a single capture station to full scanning solutions
  • Available globally from Leica Biosystems

To find out how your lab can benefit please contact us.

Leica Microsystems Acquires Genetix Strengthening Life Science Technologies Portfolio

Genetix is now part of Leica Microsystems, a global leader in the design and production of optical technologies

New Milton, Hampshire, UK/Wetzlar, Germany. Genetix Ltd, a leading provider of solutions for imaging and image analysis, has been acquired by Leica Microsystems. This acquisition brings together Genetix’ expertise in developing and marketing imaging systems and software for clinical and research applications, with Leica Microsystems’ microscopes and other life science instrumentation. The merger will enable both companies to fully realize their potential through the combination of their ideally complemented skill sets.

Genetix will exist as a separate business unit within Leica Microsystems and Genetix products will continue to be marketed and sold through existing channels. Customer services such as product ordering, applications support and instrument service for Genetix products will remain unchanged.

Commenting on the acquisition Charles de Rohan, Head of Genetix Business Unit within Leica Microsystems, said: “Joining together with Leica Microsystems gives Genetix greater access to global markets and increased financial resources to achieve its growth plans. Over the past decade Genetix has been building its presence in the life sciences, diagnostics and digital pathology segments through a combination of internal product development and acquisitions. Combining our strengthening presence with Leica Microsystems’ R&D capabilities, greater resources and global reach is in the best interests of our shareholders, customers and employees and will maximize the potential of our innovative technology. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their continued support."

Stefan Traeger, Managing Director Life Science Division, Leica Microsystems, said: "Genetix’ extensive expertise will be invaluable for us. Their software capabilities, specifically in analytical software, will help us to make progress in the area of virtual microscopy, which is a field we have only recently stepped into. In addition, Genetix’ experience and market leading products in cell biology and genetics will expand our reach into the drug discovery and development markets.”

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