|Mimer SQL embedded in CellaVision’s successful blood cell analysis systems
The Swedish high-tech company CellaVision embeds a Mimer SQL database in their CellaVision™ DM96 and the new CellaVision™ DM8 blood cell image analysis products.
CellaVision is a provider of ”intelligent” software for digital image analysis. The Mimer SQL database contains the blood cell analysis knowledge database and is also used for storing all the blood cell analysis results. CellaVision™ DM96 is used by many hospitals and other medical centers in the USA and Europe.
A large neural network at CellaVision’s headquarters that constantly ”learns” how to analyze different blood cells generates all the image analysis knowledge. This knowledge is then included in the CellaVision™ DM products. The total size of the Mimer SQL database for the neural network is hundreds of Gigabytes, while each CellaVision™ DM customer stores up to 20-30 Gigabytes of analysis data. The US FDA approved CellaVision™ DM96 in 2004, and examples of customers are University of Texas, USA, and Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, UK.
“By automating the blood cell analysis with CellaVision™ DM96/DM8, we offer our customers a significant reduction in their laboratory work. Therefore, it is very important that our product doesn’t cause any add-on work with administration and supervision of the automated system including the database.”, says Peter Wilson, Product Manager, CellaVision. “We are very satisfied with Mimer SQL, since it acts as a black-box database almost unnoticeable for us and our customers. Based on our good experiences with Mimer SQL in CellaVision™ DM96 , we have included Mimer SQL also in our new product, CellaVision™ DM8.”, concludes Peter Wilson.
“CellaVision can benefit from Mimer SQL’s ease-of-use and high performance when they embed a Mimer SQL database with each of their CellaVision™ DM product. This makes it possible for a medium sized software developer to be present on the world market.”, says Hans Kärlin, Account Manager, Mimer Information Technology AB.
About CellaVision AB
CellaVision AB is an emerging high-tech company with a core competence in development of software for automatic image analysis of cells and cell changes and for applications in health and medical care. The company offers cutting-edge expertise in sophisticated image processing, image analysis and automated microscopy. It markets four products: DiffMaster™, CellaVision
™ DM96, CellaVision™ DM8 and CellAtlas™; all are based on CellaVision’s cell databases, and they are used as tools to facilitate cell analysis and diagnosis. The company employs about 30 persons; 50% work with product development. Find out more, visit www.cellavision.com