MicroSlide-to-Disk Image Capture Service

Marc C. Brande, MS, Founder mcbrande at sierra.net
Mon Dec 2 11:27:03 EST 1996


New MicroSlide-to-Disk Image Capture Service 

A Commercial Service Announcement from Digital BioImaging:

Entire Microscope Slide Specimen captured as a High-Resolution 
Low-Magnification Digital Color Image and stored on digital media of 
your choice.

Direct Imaging from Microscope Slide to Disk: 
No Need for Microscope, Cameras or Film.

High Resolution Digital Image: 
36-bit Color Image Captured at 2700 dpi.

Low-Magnification: 1-2x

Any single or multiple specimen(s) attached to a standard 1" x 3" 
microscope slide:   Specimen size up to 1" x 3" per slide.

Visualize/Analyze tissue or organ structural/functional relationships 
over the entire specimen in a single image!

Use/Manipulate/Share Captured Digital Images on your Computer Desktop.

Specimen Examples: 
Whole or Sliced Tissue, Organ, Embryo or Organism Mounts.
Cytospins/Attached: Ascites, Tissue Fragments, Suspended cells.

Potential Applications:
Gene transfer
Whole brain mapping
Immunohistochemistry

Current Platform: Mac 

Current Digital Media Support: 
Floppy Disk
Syquest 44/88
Zip

If you have an immediate need, I need to know the following:
1. Total number of microscope slides to be imaged.
2. Image file type preference (ie. TIFF)
3. Output media preference: Floppy, Syquest44/88 or Zip
4. Output media supplied by:
	1. Client (sent with microscope slides to Digital BioImaging). 
	2. Digital BioImaging; charged to Client.

All projects must be scheduled in advance.

Disclaimer:  Although utmost care is taken in handling, imaging and 
shipping of Client's microscope slides, Digital BioImaging is not 
responsible for (1) breakage of slides during these processes, or (2) 
loss of slides during shipping.  In the event of loss of media 
containing captured images during return shipping back to Client, 
Digital BioImaging will replace those images, excluding media, without 
charge.    

I will be offering the above service and would appreciate input from 
potential users about:

1. Which clinical/research biomedical groups would utilize this type 
of service/capability? (ie. Pathology, Toxicology, Histology, Anatomy)

2. What micro/macro specimen types could be imaged?

3. What specific applications would benefit from this type of     
imaging capability?

I sincerely thank you in advance for any input you wish to contribute.

Please include the following contact information for yourself in any 
correspondence:
1. Telephone
2. FAX
3. Email address

For additional information or to schedule a project, please contact:

Marc Brande
Digital BioImaging
Voice: (619) 587-4830 (USA)
FAX:   (619) 552-1516 (USA)
Email: mcbrande at sierra.net



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