Upcoming MBF Bioscience Software WormLab Facilitates C. elegans Research

It’s tiny, it’s translucent, and it’s one of the simplest organisms with a nervous system. Measuring in at just one millimeter long, the roundworm C. elegans is a researcher’s superstar.

Used by scientists around the world to study degenerative diseases, the worm played a leading role in an opera in the Netherlands and inspired a British engineer’s search and rescue robot. Just last month, a wealth of new opportunities opened up when scientists redesigned the worm’s genetic code by adding a synthetic amino acid.

With C. elegans becoming so beneficial to biological research, we’re pleased to be working on WormLab™, a fully supported software solution for tracking, quantifying, and analyzing freely moving C. elegans, which will be available this fall.

“A number of researchers familiar with the quality of our software for neuron tracing and stereology came to us looking for a solution for analyzing C. elegans behavior,” said MBF Bioscience President Jack Glaser. “The more we looked into this field, the more apparent it became that there was a need for good software.”

Its genome has been sequenced, its cells have been mapped. And with the release of WormLab™ this fall, new software for tracking its behavior will significantly improve the productivity of scientists using C. elegans in their research.

Learn more about specific capabilities of WormLab™ on our website www.mbfbioscience.com/wormlab where you’ll also find a link to our video demonstrations.

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