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Curie-Cancer and Strand Launch Curie Image Database

Published: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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A breakthrough image management platform for scientists.

Curie-Cancer and Strand Scientific Intelligence, Inc. (Strand) have announced the launch of the Curie Image Database (CID), a breakthrough image analysis and management platform that they developed jointly over the last two years at the Cell and Tissue Imaging Core Facility of the Institut Curie (PICT-IBiSA).

CID was created using Strand’s award-winning Avadis® platform. It now enables over 250 scientists at Institut Curie and ten other collaborating institutions across Europe to effectively manage heterogeneous imaging data and complex analysis workflows.

CID (or Avadis® iMANAGE outside the Institut Curie network) provides shared, secure and open access to image life cycle data as well as image analysis algorithms.

“Institut Curie’s expertise in advanced imaging platforms and Strand's ability to engineer superior scientific software have come together to create a scalable, secure and efficient ’open access‘ platform for microscopy images and analysis algorithms,” says Professor Vijay Chandru, co-founder and CEO of Strand. “We are excited by the launch of this platform at the world’s leading cancer research institute. Strand has built an advanced genome sequencing-based diagnostic platform for oncology. Going forward we would like to explore with Institut Curie an advanced decision support platform for oncologists that integrates genomic signatures of cancers and imaging data towards better diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients.”

“Our goal was not only to provide an image ‘management’ system but also an interactive research tool that allows data and analysis sharing for distant and multidisciplinary projects between teams from different labs and institutes that is able to handle the exponential growth and complexity of scientific and biomedical images generated by advanced microscopy systems,” says Jean Salamero, scientific director of Cell and Tissue Imaging Core Facility at Curie-Cancer.

“Funding through the France Bio-Imaging program and Canceropole-IdF, a French network of institutions dedicated to oncology, allowed us to link CID to a new and secure storage infrastructure and to promote access to image processing on dedicated clusters. Going forward, we would like to integrate this image database with other types of data, like genomic data or clinical and anatomy-pathological data related to clinical projects, resulting in an even more effective weapon in our fight against cancer.”

“Such a partnership project may ultimately help with the treatment of cancer. We are delighted to have contributed to the implementation of this technology developed by an international SME like Strand, whose roots are in India,” says Damien Salauze, director of Curie-Cancer. “This partnership embodies the principles of the Institut Carnot label which we were awarded by the French government in 2011 in recognition of our drive to provide genuine solutions for industry and ultimately for patients.”


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