Top 10 Reasons You Should Upgrade
to BIOQUANT LIFE SCIENCE 2016
We think you should upgrade from your older BIOQUANT system to LIFE SCIENCE 2016. Why? Here are 10 super reasons to make you to write that grant.
Reason #10: Faster Windows
Windows 10 Support
We here at BIOQUANT want to be on the latest operating system. Why? We like being at the forefront of technology. We like improvements. We like computers with big monitors and lots of memory.
Windows 10 support is part of our secret plan to achieve our number one goal: To make the protocols super fast.
Reason #9: Faster Protocols
IMPROVEMENTS to Templates
Our constant goal at BIOQUANT is to improve the speed of data collection.All of these templates have been continuously improved. Many steps have been eliminating, making data collection faster. Most recent improvements are to:
- Blood Vessel Analysis
- Cellular Proliferation Analysis
- Fibrosis Analysis
- Muscle Analysis
Example Template improvements
Reason #8: Faster Thresholding
Threshold: Basis of Automated Measurement
An accurate threshold is the key to automated measurement. BIOQUANT has made significant progress in automating the creation of accurate thresholds.
Scroll Wheel threshold Adjustment
Fine-tune the Threshold By Scrolling the Mouse Wheel
Starting with the initial color, scrolling the mouse wheel up will search the image for similar colors and add them to the threshold automatically. Scrolling the mouse wheel down will find the colors in the threshold that are least similar to the initial color and remove them automatically.
FASTER THRESHOLD EDITING
Automatically Remove Threshold Associated with Non-specific Staining
The "Clean" button searches the image for all "small" bits of threshold and deletes them. This makes it quick to isolate the important parts of an image from the surrounding tissue despite non-specific background staining.
Keep Just What you Want
The "Keep" button allows you to mark just the parts of the threshold you need and then deletes the rest.
True Polychromatic Detection
Our latest tool allows exact detection in multi-chromatic staining. A single threshold can be constructed from multiple distinct colors. This could be trichrome staining in muscle, multi-channel fluorescence, or dual label immunohistochemistry.
Previously, the threshold was limited to a single color and its light and dark shades.
Reason 7: Faster Imaging
BIOQUANT SCAN: EASY Digital pathology
BIOQUANT SCAN controls a motorized stage with the help of an autofocus camera to automatically scan histology slides or well plate cultures. Analysis of digital scans is faster to perform and easier to train.
BIOQUANT can zoom out to measure referent data at one time for the entire section. Moving around a high magnification is faster and simpler when all you need to do is drag a box around the Large Image Navigator.
4GB Support for digital scans in TIF, BMP, & BIF Format
The Imaging Extensions add-on supports 4GB scans in TIFF, BMP, or BIF image formats. This makes it easy to work with digital slides from BIOQUANT SCAN and many other digital pathology scanners. With a 20X lens, that's about a 400 mm2 of tissue. This should accomodate sections up to size of standard human biopsy.
Click and Drag Crop within the Large Image Navigator
Having access to the entire section, means BIOQUANT can zoom out to rapidly measure large structures hippocampus area, then zoom in to measure cells within any structure. All this combines to make data collection fast.
Camera presets make is simple to switch between brightfield, polarized light, and fluorescence imaging.
Presets store exposure time, gain, and white balance settings to standardize imaging and reduce setup times.
Reason 6: Faster Protocol Setup
Settings Assigned Arrays
Most settings in BIOQUANT have an Assign button next to them. Clicking that button stores the current value of that setting into the array. Then, at any time in the future, clicking the array returns the setting to its assigned value.
Settings Assigned Datasets
Files used with the whole data set like Guides, Selected Lists, Calculation Lists, and Measurement Filters can be assigned to a dataset. Default assignments have already been made to every template dataset in BIOQUANT.
Reason 5: Faster Training
Guide Region rEDESIGN
The modern look of BIOQUANT Life Science has a "ribbon" across the top of the screen. Regions of the ribbon are used left to right to complete a protocol.
The first region of the ribbon is the "Guide" region. A guides is a standard protocol for collecting a specific kind of data with BIOQUANT.
All BIOQUANT templates have guides to explain the protocol, You can also create custom guides faster then ever with the new Guide Editor.
Write your guides in your own laboratory terminology or choose from a library of pre-defined scripted steps written by BIOQUANT to follow the same style guide as the documentation.
EBOOK AND PDF MANUAL WITH TUTORIAL VIDEO
Documentation for BIOQUANT comes as an eBook, which can be opened on a tablet, and as a PDF. Both include embedded tutorial videos for analysis protocols. This makes it simple for new lab members to get started with BIOQUANT. Video, consistent workflow, and guides combine to make it easy to get productive with BIOQUANT.
Reason 4: Batch Processing
Script Repetitive Tasks
Batch processing allows BIOQUANT to apply a sequence of editing and measurement steps to an image so data can be collected automatically. Commands include switching arrays, threshold editing, measurement with most measurement types, and switching images.
Reason 3: Never Wonder Where You Are
The Large Image Navigator Automatically conforms to the boundary of the measurement Area
Automatically Limit Analysis to a Defined Region
The Large Image Navigator automatically limits movement to the boundary of a defined measurement region. Together with the Auto ROI function, BIOQUANT allows you to just concentrate on measuring cells without having to worry about where you are in the tissue.
Reason 2: Faster Help with Technical Service Plans
INDIVIDUAL Training via REMOTE DESKTOP
Labs with active Technical Service Plans receive on-demand training via remote desktop sharing. Use this service to train new students, learn new software features, and design new data collection protocols.
Priority technical support
Get quick solutions to software and hardware problems by phone, email, or remote desktop.
Continuous annual upgrades
Each year, BIOQUANT publishes an upgrade to BIOQUANT Life Science that is included at no charge as part of the Technical Services Plan. New versions add features requested by the community, consolidate protocol steps, and introduce new types of measurement tools.
Reason 1: Simplifed Complexity
This version of BIOQUANT LIFE SCIENCE takes the longest strides toward distilling the complexity of analyzing biological tissues down to the simplest of procedures.