Data Analysis and Storage

Harmony High-Content Imaging and Analysis

Designed for biologists, Harmony’s workflow-based interface makes the whole process of high-content analysis straightforward, even for new users with little microscopy or programming knowledge.

One high-content analysis software for all your applications

  • Phenotypic Screening
    • Get robust phenotypic fingerprints based on intensity, morphology, texture and fluorescence distribution parameters
    • Easily train the software to recognize relevant phenotypes
    • Quantify even subtle phenotypic differences
  • Live Cell Imaging
    • Follow phenotypic changes over time
    • Accurately quantify label-free live cell images
    • Track individual cells over time or analyze wound-healing assays
    • Analyze cell signaling dynamics using e.g. FRET based assays
  • 3D Cell Models
    • Speed up 3D image acquisition by targeted imaging of microtissues
    • Better understand your cell models by exploring them in the new 3D viewer and the XYZ viewer
    • Measure morphologies and volumes in 3D, count nuclei within spheroids
    • Enhance Maximum Intensity Projection Analysis using PlaneMap
    • One software for image acquisition, 3D visualization and analysis
  • Rare Cell Phenotypes
    • Quickly capture your rare cell phenotypes with PreciScan
    • Pre-screen at low resolution and acquire objects of interest at high resolution
    • Shorten your image acquisition times
    • Reduce your data volume
  • Routine Assays
    • Utilize more than 30 ready-made-solutions for standard assays
    • Ensure repeatability by running established protocols

One high-content analysis software for all users

  • New Users
    • Get quantification for your cell images
    • Easy to learn – even for users with little microscopy or programming knowledge
    • Get started with 30 ready-made solutions
    • Logical workflow for easy control of all aspects of image acquisition and analysis
    • Simple building blocks to assemble image analysis sequences (step-by-step)
  • Expert Users
    • Quantify difficult phenotypes with advanced texture and morphology readouts
    • Utilize advanced building blocks to enable e.g. ratiometric FRET imaging
    • Create “stitched” global images from multiple fields of view
    • Examine samples at multiple scales – regions found in the global image can be used for analysis in the original images
  • For Lab Managers
    • Keep up with increasing research needs – analyze larger sample sizes
    • Quickly train new users to set up the instrument and analyze their images
    • Find images, metadata and results quickly via the integrated sortable database
    • View and analyze data from any computer with installation of Harmony software
    • Get application support by image analysis experts

Petabyte Server

What is a Petabyte?

A petabyte is a multiple of a byte, which is the unit of storage size for digital information. Since peta indicates multiplication by the fifth power of 1,000, a petabyte is equal to one quadrillion (1,000,000,000,000,000) bytes, 1,000,000 GBs, or 1,000 TBs.

To try putting this in perspective, scientists estimate the human brain has space for about 2.5PB of memories. Or consider that a single PB would be enough to store 24/7 video recording at 1080p for almost 3.5 years. Basically, you could take 4,000 high resolution digital photos every day for your entire life to fill up one petabyte.

The PCAT houses a petabyte server for storing immense amounts of data.  If you would like to use this resource, contact Dr. Michael McManus.