Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

PerkinElmer, Accelrys Integrate Cell Imaging Software

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer has integrated its image data management system for high content screening with Accelrys' data analysis and reporting platform, PerkinElmer.

PerkinElmer's Columbus software will provide detailed images containing single cells and "large amounts of cell data," and Accelrys' Pipeline Platform will deliver "intelligent algorithms and image analysis data transfer capability," PerkinElmer said.

"The outcome of this integration will enable scientists to apply all the data and statistical analysis they are used to seeing from a well based level to a single cell level, allowing deeper understanding of cellular processes," Accelrys VP and Chief Scientific Officer Frank Brown said in a statement. "The use of machine learning and computer automation on the large amounts of data generated brings the early promise of high content screening to fruition."

The collaboration will give researchers "access to multiplexed cellular information including morphology, intensity, complexity, and intensity of specific compartments, as well as fluorescence, translocation, morphology changes, and texture analysis, among other read outs," said Richard Eglen, PerkinElmer's president of Bio-discovery.

The Scan

Booster for At-Risk

The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration has authorized a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for people over 65 or at increased risk.

Preprints OK to Mention Again

Nature News reports the Australian Research Council has changed its new policy and now allows preprints to be cited in grant applications.

Hundreds of Millions More to Share

The US plans to purchase and donate 500 million additional SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses, according to the Washington Post.

Nature Papers Examine Molecular Program Differences Influencing Neural Cells, Population History of Polynesia

In Nature this week: changes in molecular program during embryonic development leads to different neural cell types, and more.