MicroFile+ Free Software for Converting Big Scientific Images into Manageable, Shareable, Standardized Files
For Immediate Release:
Williston, VT — October 6, 2020 — Big science produces big data. At laboratories around the world, researchers from every scientific discipline face a similar problem — how to manage the massive image files generated by large-scale experimental imaging workflows.
MBF Bioscience has solved this problem by leveraging our scientific imaging expertise to produce MicroFile+, a freely available software tool for the scientific community. MicroFile+ converts 2D and 3D images into compact files that are easy to store and share, so that your image data can be viewed and organized in an efficient, standardized manner.
MicroFile+ uses state-of-the-art compression technology to convert images from slide scanners, confocal microscopes, light sheet microscopes, and other microscope sources into a jpeg2000 file format — a web-friendly format that efficiently stores big image data for fast retrieval, viewing, and analysis. Images can also be converted to the OME tiff format, which is widely used in research microscopy.
MicroFile+ has the ability to:
- Convert nearly any type of image to the jpeg2000 standard or to the OME tiff format.
- Compile individual images, such as serial sections or cleared tissue, into 3D volumes.
- Handle complex data formats generated by light sheet and fast scanning imaging platforms.
- Produce standard data visualizations from big image data sets including deep focus, and maximum and minimum intensity projections.
- Accommodate multi-terabyte 3D images from light sheet microscopes.
- Ensure that metadata and imaging parameters are maintained as datasets are organized, analyzed, and shared.
- Process images in batches, for workflow efficiency by cueing many datasets for unattended conversion.
If you have any questions about how MicroFile+ can help with your big data needs, don’t hesitate to contact us: https://www.mbfbioscience.com/microfileplus
About MBF Bioscience: MBF Bioscience creates quantitative imaging and visualization software for stereology, neuron reconstruction, vascular analysis, c. elegans behavior analysis and medical education, integrated with the world’s leading microscope systems, to empower research.
Our development team and staff scientists are actively engaged with leading bioscience researchers, constantly working to refine our products based on state-of-the-art scientific advances in the field.
Founded as MicroBrightField, Inc. in 1988, we changed our name to MBF Bioscience in 2005 to reflect the expansion of our products and services to new microscopy techniques in all fields of biological research and education. While we continue to specialize in neuroscience research, our products are also used extensively in the research fields of stem cells, lung, kidney, cardiac, cancer, and toxicology.
MBF Bioscience has grown into a global business, with offices in North America, Europe, Japan, and China, and a dealer network active on five continents. Our commitment to innovative products and unrivaled customer support has gained high praise from distinguished scientists who use our products all over the world. Our flagship products Stereo Investigator and Neurolucida are the most widely-used analysis systems for stereology and neuron reconstruction.