Bordeaux (France) and Rogers, MN--FEI’s Visualization Sciences Group (VSG) and North Star Imaging (NSI) announce the signing of an OEM partnership agreement between the two companies. North Star Imaging will begin offering VSG’s Avizo Fire  3-D visualization and analysis software as an integrated component with its 3-D X-ray scanning solutions.
NSI’s high speed, high resolution 3-D Computed Tomography X-ray imaging systems will be enhanced by now also offering VSG’s ability to supply fast analysis and modeling of the collected data. This combination provides the best in-class solutions by both companies and facilitates a wide range of research & development applications while improving in-line production testing.
According to Abigail D. Lape, research scientist in Global Food Research group at Cargill, “The collaboration ensures Cargill’s place on the forefront of providing complete solutions to our clients and customers in the areas of food research, safety and forensics. NSI ImagiX system provides imagery beyond basic visualization to a level of high definition imaging which assists in revealing structure-function relationships in complex systems containing a wide range of components. In addition, the VSG Avizo Fire software package provides versatility in acquiring quantitative information giving us further insight often required for proper characterization of these systems.”