Biolucida® for Research
View, Manage, and Publish Large Image Data
Biolucida® is a hub for your 2D and 3D image data. It allows you to store all of your 2D and 3D image data and metadata in a secure, permanent location accessible via the web. Images can be acquired with slide scanners or microscope systems, and they can be any size - Biolucida is built to handle large image data. The possibilities are endless with Biolucida: share images with collaborators, include large image sets in published papers, start, or contribute to, a public image data repository, analyze images on any computer with Neurolucida 360, Stereo Investigator, BrainMaker and more. You will always have control over your images and who can access them.
Read a protocol for preparing image data with Biolucida in Current Protocols in Neuroscience.
Big Image Storage: Solved
Biolucida is a long-term solution for storing your big image data. It can handle many different types of image data, such as confocal image stacks (z-stacks), image montages, 2D or 3D virtual slides - no matter how large the file sizes. It can be set up in your lab-on existing IT equipment or new equipment -or you can let us host your images.
Share with Select Colleagues, or with the Public
Do you want to share a few images with a collaborator? No problem. Want to publish an entire image data set along with your paper? You can do that too. You can also start a publicly accessible image data repository like the GENSAT project with Biolucida. The possibilities are endless and you always have control over your images.
Images stored with Biolucida can be opened and analyzed with Neurolucida 360 for automatic neuron reconstruction and analysis or Stereo Investigator for unbiased stereology. You can run Neurolucida 360, Stereo Investigator - Desktop or BrainMaker on your laptop to analyze images anywhere - home, the library, a coffee shop, etc. And if a collaborator has Neurolucida or Stereo Investigator, he or she can analyze an image data set that you share through Biolucida.
Big Data and Biolucida
Dr. Nathan O'Connor presented a webinar to explore big data in microscopy via three case studies from neuroscience.
Biolucida Viewer is a free application for viewing images. If you do not own Biolucida, you can use the Biolucida Viewer to view images that are available to the public or images shared with you by collaborators who own Biolucida. Biolucida Viewer is limited to viewing privileges only. Here are some image data sets available via the Biolucida Viewer.
Pricing and Technical Support
There are many different ways Biolucida can be set up for your lab. We even offer a month-to-month subscription plan. When you purchase Biolucida, you get access to our renowned technical support. They will install your Biolucida system, show you how to use it, and will be available to answer your questions via email, phone, or our online tech support system.
Biolucida has been developed with support from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)