Glencoe Software, the global supplier of image data management solutions for the academic, biotech, pharma and publication industries, is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH.
Glencoe Software and ZEISS will collaborate to extend the open source Bio-Formats image file conversion library to support whole slide images compressed with the JPEG XR compression scheme, like those recorded by the ZEISS Axio Scan.Z1 virtual slide scanner.
ZEISS Axio Scan.Z1 is a fast and reliable whole slide scanner for brightfield and fluorescence samples that is used to record virtual slides of tissue sections in leading research and clinical pathology labs around the world.
The collaboration will add support for files compressed with JPEG XR to Bio-Formats, the image file translation library built and released by Glencoe Software and the Open Microscopy Environment. Bio-Formats is used by thousands of scientists and clinicians worldwide to access their image data for processing and analysis.
The software developed in the collaboration will be included in the open source distribution of Bio-Formats, so that the worldwide Bio-Formats user community, including researchers, pathologists and imaging specialists worldwide can use the output of this collaboration.
Carl Zeiss Microscopy