THORNWOOD, NY — Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC and Bitplane AG have announced a partnership to expand the local U.S. sales representation for the Imaris image processing software package, the gold standard in three-dimensional image analysis software for microscopy data. As a leading provider of fluorescence microscopes for acquiring three dimensional image data, ZEISS customers produce some of the world’s largest and most elaborate images of cells, tissues and model organisms. This partnership will allow ZEISS to provide researchers immediate access to Bitplane’s cutting edge software for three dimensional visualization and measurements of large data (2D, 2D+time, 3D and 3D+time).

The latest version, Imaris 7.7, delivers all the necessary functionality for data visualization, analysis, segmentation and interpretation of multi-dimensional microscopy datasets. Combining speed, precision and ease-of-use, Imaris provides a complete set of features for working with three- and four-dimensional multi-channel images of any size, from a few megabytes to multiple gigabytes in size.

With its interactive and intuitive interface and ease of navigation and selection, Imaris offers premier volume rendering; segmentation of and interaction with, Spots, Surfaces, Filaments, and Cells; and smart handling of huge images, allowing for the processing of images in Imaris where other programs completely fail.

“There has been a long term trend in researchers requiring three-dimensional analyses of their experimental models,” said Dr. Scott Olenych, Product Marketing Manager for Imaging Systems at Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC, “We are pleased to be able to offer this software package which will make it easier for researchers to quickly and efficiently analyze their data.”

“With the advent and standardization of imaging modalities (e.g. SPIM and Spinning Disk) that can offer high spatial and temporal resolution it is essential to have software tools which can handle multi GB or event TB of image data,” said Dr. Luciano Lucas, Product Manager and Head of Sales for Bitplane, “I believe users of ZEISS microscopy systems will greatly benefit from this new partnership as it will make Imaris more easily available to them”.

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