Last week we pleased to welcome in Lille the Molecular Devices’ Imaging User Meeting. It was a amazing opportunities to share our imaging practices with attendees. We presented our services and some of our last results in 3D cell biology in relation with our innovative product BIOMIMESYS®. We also talked about our partnership with Junia, and our PhD student, Tarek, presented his amazing work to segment complex 3D pictures with the help of deep learning methods (project VisuAI). If you are interested by this subject, you can read our previous paper about the use of machine learning algorithms.

The visit of our laboratory was a great opportunity for attendees to discover our automation imaging platform “HAPIx” fully integrated by Molecular Devices and, at its heart, our two “Formula 1”, confocal microscopes (ImageXpress® Micro Confocal system).

Thanks to Molecular Devices team we tested the PICO microscope and it was presented during the visit of the laboratory. PICO is a very easy to use microscope and also very easy to install. You don’t believe me? Look at the video below. I installed the microscope in 30 minutes, without any previous knowledge, just guided by an expert from Molecular Devices (thanks Kristyna).

The meeting allowed us to discover great scientific talks, closely related to imaging. As it impossible to summarize all, I asked my colleagues to share the presentation they prefer.

The presentation of Dr. Anna Erikson (Umea University) about the analysis of live worms with ImageXpress MicroConfocal was interesting, because that highlighted that the application scope of image analysis is very broad. Indeed, the analysis of whole animals is very different of 3D in vitro cells analysis that we perform in HCS Pharma, with different challenges, but also with some similarities. That confirmed that images analysis is a powerful tool in research. 

Véronique (Project Leader)

Dr. Maria Clapés Cabrer (SUN Biosciences) presented an innovative technology for organoid culture. This tool is solving especially problems about microscopy automation while allowing the formation of organizing 3D miniature tissues. It is so exciting to see that scientists and the world of biology are all working towards the same goal : developing powerful and innovative human in vitro models for health. Science is so beautiful !

Océane (Project Leader)

I was impressed by Dr. Allan Sauvat (Institut Gustave Roussy, France) and the way he manages to perform high throughput deep learning image analysis using opensource solutions, and how he demystified “Deep Learning” and “Machine Learning” worlds.

Elodie (Project Director)

We can’t wait 2023 for the next User Meeting!

Grégory MAUBON

Grégory MAUBON is Chief Data Officer and digital coordinator at HCS Pharma, a biotech startup focused in high content screening and complex diseases. He manages IT missions and leads digital usages linked to company needs. He is also a Augmented Reality Evangelist (presenter and lecturer) since 2008, where he created and founded in 2010 RA'pro (the augmented reality promotion association). He helped many companies (in several domains) to define precisely their augmented reality needs and supported them in the implementation.


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