A developer and distributor of imaging hardware and software, Innovative Imaging Concepts, Inc. has announced an agreement with Room4 Group Limited (Room4) to distribute its DNA Ploidy workstation software for prognostic marking and disease prediction.
Oxford, MA – Innovative Imaging Concepts, Inc., a specialist in medical imaging systems and software, has announced a distribution partnership with Room4 to provide its Ploidy workstation software. A revolution in personalized medicine, the software enables users to manage the entire analytical workstation and predict a response to cancer treatment. It is able to analyze cellular DNA content for individual cases.
Now being distributed by Innovative Imaging Concepts, the DNA Ploidy software is part of an important system for predicting disease progression. It assists with subject stratification and predicting the outcome of treatments at various cancer stages, including prostate, ovary, endometrial, uterine, and colon cancers. In addition to stratifying patient groups, the test is more cost effective and provides a better assessment than previous analytical methods. It also benefits user by providing:
- Prognosis for many cancer types can be determined, providing oncologists with a tool for finding the most effective treatment.
- High quality images can be saved in common formats, directly from high resolution scans and automatic segmentation and classification.
- Control of the actual microscope, including specimen location, focusing, and image grabbing, is automated.
- The software provides automatic high-resolution scanning of monolayers at the microscopic level.
- Users have access to multi-slide scanning, allowing them to automatically capture data from multiple cases.
- Rule sets enable the properly segmented cells to be stored, and classified within larger galleries containing various types of cells.
In addition, the software features the PWS Classifier, which handles all of the images of objects captured. Users can manually edit objects, while benefiting from presentation of DNA ploidy histograms, calculations, and statistical analyses. Also, manual or automatic DNA ploidy classification helps with diagnosis and prognosis determination. This helps because oncologists can:
- Have a more accurate assessment of disease progression.
- Use analytical tools which aid in disease prediction, subject outlook, and treatment outcome.
- Determine how to approach more advanced treatments such as chemotherapy targeting.
Ploidy analysis is also used along with other test methods. Researchers can still use the software system while implementing histopathological analyses such as Gleason grading, used for gauging the severity of prostate cancer. With more effective patient treatment profiling, physicians can predict tumor growth and behavior; more aggressive tumors can be identified with a prognosis. This enables oncologists to pick the right treatment at the right time, which is often a challenge.
The Focus of Ploidy
Ploidy is a cytogenetic term used to describe the number of chromosome sets, or deviation from the normal number of chromosomes in a cell.. DNA ploidy describes the DNA content in the cell or the total DNA distribution throughout a number of cells; during the process, cell nuclei are separated and put into a centrifuge in a monolayer format. The light absorbed by the nucleus is measured to determine the DNA content. Genetic material from tumor cells can be stained, analyzed, and classified. These monolayers are what the software application analyzes in high resolution.
In fact, the entire process is simplified via the DNA Ploidy software. As Innovative Imaging Concepts has distributor rights to the product, even more researchers and laboratories will have access to this effective and important personalized medicine tool. For more information, go to http://innovative-imaging.net/ploidy.html.
About Innovative Imaging Concepts, Inc.
Established in 2007, Innovative Imaging Concepts, Inc. specializes in medical imaging systems and software, remote robotic microscopy, and solutions for storing, retrieving, and sharing of information between medical services and research departments via the Internet. The Massachusetts based company is dedicated to making diagnostic imaging data available to a broader viewing audience. It distributes cameras, software, and other equipment from leading manufacturers in the industry.
The system is intended and supplied for research use only.
More information at
Innovative Imaging Concepts Inc.
340 Main Street
Oxford, MA 01540
Tel 413 262 5940