2014 - Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Awards

Together with Harvard University and Zeiss the company was awarded for arivis Vision4D and WebView software.

At the Drug Information Association’s annual meeting in San Diego Microsoft honored the winners of the 2014 Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Awards. Together with the Harvard Center for Biological Imaging (HCBI) and hardware partner Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH arivis receives the award for a solution for stitching, visualization, sharing and analysis of very large mouse brain volumes.

Cleared mouse brains are acquired with a ZEISS Lightsheet Z.1 light sheet fluorescence microscope in a number of single image stacks. These stacks are imported into arivis Vision4D and stitched to one large Volume (approx. 1 TByte). Using Vision4D this volume can be visualized and analyzed fully interactively.

Image data of this size can’t be copied or transported anymore. That’s why we use arivis WebView to share them with other research groups and to work together on them.

Doug Richardson, director of HCBI says: “arivis software is the only application available to stitch and visualize these amounts of data in reasonable time. Stitching of a 1 TB dataset lasts about 1-2 hours, visualization can be done completely interactively on a normal desktop PC. So, the combination of Light Sheet Microscopy and arivis Software gives us a completely new tool for understanding the connectome of the mammalian nervous system. This will lead us to a breakthrough in neuronal Sciences“

Information about the MS Life Sciences Innovation Awards
Article in MS Health Blog about the awards ceremony
Harvard press release
News at Harvard website