Technology Bundle ID: TAB-2761

Automated Microscopic Image Acquisition, Compositing and Display Software Developed for Applied Microscopy/Cytology Training and Analysis

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Primary Inventors: 
MariBeth Gagnon (CDC)
Carlyn Collins (CDC), James Lange (CDC), Roger Taylor (CDC), Tommy Lee (CDC)
Development Stage: 
Pre-Clinical (in vitro)
Development Status: 
  • In vitro data available
  • In situ data available (on-site)
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Micro-Screen is a CDC developed software program designed to capture images and archive and display a compiled image(s) from a portion of a microscope slide in real time. This program allows for the re-creation of larger images that are constructed from individual microscopic fields captured in up to five focal planes and two magnifications. This program may be especially useful for the creation of data archives for diagnostic and teaching purposes and for tracking histological changes during disease progression.

  • Medical/cytology training, education and certification
  • All aspects of applied microscopy/histology, microbial smears, hematology, parasitology, etc.
  • Clinical diagnostics
  • Basic and applied biology lab research
  • Forensic analysis
  • Readily adaptable to other microscopic disciplines
  • Automated imaging and display provides increased cost efficiency and improves objectivity of analysis and testing
  • Can be used to develop a database of standards or reference images for a variety of pathologies and/or applied microscopy concerns


US Application 60/248,948
Filed on 2000-11-14
US Pat 7,027,628

Issued 2006-04-11
US Pat 7,305,109

Issued 2007-12-04


Taylor RN, et al.
PMID 10578977


Feb 6, 2014

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