Genedata Trailblazing Automation of Image Analysis for High Content Screening with Early Access to Deep Learning

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Genedata is revolutionizing HCS image analysis with deep learning technology

Genedata, a leading provider of advanced software solutions for R&D, today launched its Early Access Program to Deep Learning for High Content Screening (HCS) image analysis. The proprietary and trailblazing software will enable pharmaceutical R&D organizations to reduce the time it takes – by more than half – to accurately classify HCS images and detect new phenotypes. Developed over the last few years in close collaboration with leading academic institutions and pharmaceutical R&D organizations, the deep learning technology uses convolutional neural networks (CNNs) to automatically analyze microscopy images in high throughput. Simplifying image analysis workflows, the solution significantly accelerates image analysis, provides high-quality classification results, broadens HCS applications, and enables the discovery of new phenotypes that are difficult to detect with classical analysis approaches. With the Early Access Program, Genedata provides the opportunity to experience how deep learning can be applied to a company’s HCS, and explore its cost- and time-saving benefits.

Deep Learning Reduces HCS Image Analysis Time from Months to Days

Using a variety of real-world HCS datasets and input from its industry partners, Genedata has developed and fine-tuned its deep learning-based classification technology. Findings have been extremely positive with regards to the quality of results and total analysis time. In recent case studies, deep learning allowed for a quick and unbiased exploration of the phenotypic space and easily captured complex phenotypes. Deep learning expert Dr. Oliver Dürr from the Zurich University of applied sciences confirms, “With deep learning-based CNNs, we have been able to reduce the classification time by a large margin compared to classical methods while obtaining results quality equal to human experts.”

Genedata focuses on streamlining and accelerating image analysis. Historically, the HCS image analysis setup was a manual and time-consuming process, which often took several months for elaborate phenotypic screens. The Genedata solution accelerates this…

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