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ASCB launches 'The Cell: An Image Library' to inspire discovery and improve human health
Date:12/13/2010

for the biological sciences.

Joan R. Goldberg, Executive Director of the ASCB, said "The ASCB is proud to be developing this new resource. Open source technology developed by OME is helping to deliver this critical resource to the research and education communities."

Investigators from around the world will contribute image datasingle frames, multi-dimensional stacks, and time lapse videos. Researchers use dozens of different microscope hardware and software instruments to produce specialized three-dimensional images of cells. To access these myriad data formats, The Cell uses technology developed by OME (http://openmicroscopy.org), and customized through OME's commercial arm, Glencoe Software Inc. The Cell is based on Bio-Formats and OMERO, open source enterprise-level scientific image data access and management systems built by the OME Consortium. These tools are designed to read and interpret scientific image data and metadata from a wide variety of sources, and enable annotation, visualization and sharing of image data.

Jason Swedlow, CEO of Glencoe Software, and co-founder of the OME, said "Glencoe Software and OME see the ASCB's The Cell: An Image Library as a vital resource for life science researchers all over the world. We are pleased that our recent work on OMERO is being used to support this important public resource. This demonstrates the capabilities of OMERO and further solidifies our industry-leading expertise in scientific data access and management."


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Contact: David Orloff
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30-134-793-005
American Society for Cell Biology
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