Montpellier Rio Imaging (MRI) has decided to use Definiens technology. The facility is supported by the French Ministry of Scientific Research, CNRS, INSERM, INRA, CIRAD, IRD and Montpellier University and shared by French federal research institutes and universities.
Scientific personnel from any public or private organizations have access to it. As requirements regarding the quantity and quality of imaging grow, new solutions in image acquisition and analysis are needed. Definiens, the number one Enterprise Image Intelligence™ company, will now provide its key technology for high content image analysis and data management to MRI.
With research activities ranging from cancer and neurology to plant science, the Languedoc-Roussillon area is acclaimed as a top French life science research and industry center. MRI can provide the environment, equipment and expertise necessary for methodological and technical support of projects that necessitate imaging technology in whatever form - optical, electronic, computer processing.
To complement a recent investment in new image-acquisition devices for the screening of cell culture plates and scanning of histology slides, MRI needed a new high content image analysis and data management solution.
Dr. Julien Cau, CNRS engineer, Deputy Manager in Charge of Light Microscopy, at MRI: “Our new devices are performing an amazing job compared to the previous generation, but this kind of technology is pointless if automated, large-scale image analysis can't be performed."