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Thermo Scientific Avizo2D Speeds Up Image Analysis with Automated, Reproducible Workflows

AI-powered software helps scientists quickly and accurately extract data from their electron microscopy images

by Thermo Fisher Scientific
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Portland, Ore., Aug. 5, 2019 — Thermo Fisher Scientific today introduced the Thermo Scientific Avizo2D software, an AI-powered automated imaging and analysis software designed to help materials and life science researchers acquire fast and accurate statistics from their electron microscopy (EM) images without extensive image processing expertise. The new software, unveiled at Microscopy and Microanalysis 2019, allows scientists to build customized “recipes” or automated, reproducible workflow scripts that speed up their image analyses. The software combines deep learning models, advanced image processing technology, and modules using Python scripts and scientific tools to help researchers seamlessly analyze their EM images. 

Thermo Scientific Avizo2D softwareThermo Scientific Avizo2D software.Credit: Thermo Fisher Scientific“With Avizo2D, researchers can quickly get reliable answers to challenging questions in materials and biomedical research without being image processing experts,” said Mike Shafer, president of materials and structural analysis at Thermo Fisher Scientific. “The software saves hours of manual work for repeatable image analyses, enabling scientists to achieve the accurate results they need faster.”

Dozens of pre-defined recipes from the Amira-Avizo Online Recipe Library can be directly used as workflow scripts or customized to meet researchers’ specific analysis needs. Scientists can also combine Avizo2D with Thermo Fisher Scientific’s MAPS Software, allowing them to optimize the instrument usage time and obtain instant feedback and an additional layer of understanding while the data is being collected.

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Avizo2D software will be commercially available starting in the fourth quarter of 2019. Thermo Fisher will present its new software at Microscopy & Microanalysis 2019 in Booth #1038. More information can be found at 

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

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