The MMI CellExplorer is the only cell recognition software package specifically designed for working with single or rare cells. It has chiefly been developed to find, count, sort and measure microscopic objects. The recognition process first screen using colour, either brightfield or in fluorescence. Fine tuning is then achieved using a range of morphological related factors.
Round shapes (undifferentiated cells), for instance, can be automatically distinguished from oval forms (differentiated cells). Objects lying adjacent to each other are automatically separated and counted. Finally, the found object shapes can automatically be optimized for further application steps, for example laser cutting.
A carefully selected and application adapted set of functionalities guarantees a high find throughput with comfortable level of automation. Nevertheless, a high degree of flexibility is supported.
The MMI CellExplorer software comprises complex image pre-processing that can be performed prior to object finding. For this purpose many different filters are available such as image sharpness, color intensity, brightness, background separation or gamma corrections.