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CrestOptics, Akoya Biosciences Collaborating on Spatial Biology Technologies

NEW YORK – Italian microscopy firm CrestOptics said Tuesday that Akoya Biosciences has selected it to provide microscopy technology as part of a spatial biology collaboration.

Through the collaboration, Marlborough, Massachusetts-based Akoya will integrate instrumentation from Rome-based CrestOptics, including its spinning disk microscopy technology, to provide improved single-cell, multiplex protein imaging tools.

The collaborators also aim to develop new imaging workflows with faster acquisition speeds and deeper resolution.

"CrestOptics’ high-end instruments, such as our spinning disk confocal, can be paired directly to Akoya’s CODEX system for single-cell multiplex imaging enabling high resolution, large field of view, and fast 3D imaging to support researchers in this field of study," Alessandra Scarpellini, head of sales and marketing at CrestOptics, said in a statement.

"Collaborating with leading imaging companies, including CrestOptics, will help accelerate further innovation in the field of spatial biology to provide faster and more precise tools for biological discoveries," said Brian McKelligon, president and CEO of Akoya. "By working together with partners we can further expand our CODEX [co-detection by indexing] system with the latest and most advanced microscopy platforms to streamline the user experience, add new workflows, accelerate acquisitions speeds, and provide deeper resolution."