The karyotyping system Ikaros handles also chromosomes from plants and animals, and has an integrated karyogram form editor.
The rodent erythrocyte micronucleus assay can be completely automated with Metafer MetaCyte. Imaging automation of this test is OECD compliant.
The Comet assay can be either automatically analyzed with CometScan, or interactively with CometImager.
With VSlide virtual slides of highest quality are prepared - automatically, flexible, and easy.
MetaCyte automatically detects sperm cells in forensic samples. Position data, an image, and reliablity values are stored for further inspection.
Automated Sperm Detection for Forensic Laboratories
The use of forensic DNA analysis has become a crucial tool in identifying perpetrators of sexual assault crimes. However, difficulties in analysis arise primarily due to the interpretation of mixed genotypes, if cell separation of the sexual assailant's sperm and other cells is incomplete. The forensic community is continously seeking for improvements in cell separation methods, because manual screening of the microscope slides is time-consuming and labor-intensive. This holds especially for slides which contain only a small number of sperm cells. MetaferMetaCyte is a convenient solution to this problem, as it is capable to automatically detect and classifiy sperms in an inhomogenous preparation.
MetaCyte automates the tedious task of detecting sperm cells in slide preparations. It identifies target cells by morphology and color, and displays them in a comprehensive color image gallery. The gallery is quality-sorted, so that sperm cells with highest quality parameters are displayed at the top, and the more questionable objects/cells at the end of the gallery. A mouse click re-locates positions under the microscope for visual inspection. Up to 880 slides can be scored concurrently, and results of each sample are automatically stored together with the gallery image.
MetaCyte is based on the versatile slide scanning platform Metafer and is therefore easily upgradable for many other applications, including scanning for fluorescently labelled targets, and possibility to link the system with a laser microdissection device to harvest the detected sperm cells.