Deep Learning & AI

AI tools built for tissue pathology

Conventional image analysis and machine learning are powerful but limited. Use the latest advances in AI deep learning to advance your research and to answer the questions you didn’t think were possible.

Visiopharm is committed to keeping up with the pace of research in deep learning, and we continuously update our AI capabilities with the latest knowledge.

Don’t just read about deep learning. Start using it.

What is the difference between artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning?

Deep learning is part of a broader family of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning methods. Deep learning is based on the latest technology and a much more advanced approach as it learns from underlying features in data using deep neural networks.

AI deep learning in three steps

Oncotopix Discovery comes with pre-trained nuclear algorithms for brightfield and IF stained tissue sections – saving time and the staining of multiple sections. Quick start your specific analysis set up using those in three easy steps.


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See it

Use your biological expertise to annotate objects of interest using our drawing tool. Background labels are generated automatically.


Train it

Just one button click and the network trains on your regions of interest across multiple images.


Find it

Run the network on all your images and review the results.

Convolutional neural networks

How AI at Visiopharm is optimized for tissue pathologists and researchers

With convolutional neural networks (CNNs), a type of deep learning algorithms that are taught to recognize specific patterns, the underlying features and rules are learned directly from the images.

The deep learning technology in Visiopharm’s AI image analysis platform has been specifically developed for the field of histopathology, so you are able to apply, train and create high-quality deep learning algorithms to obtain breakthrough results in your field of work.

With our platform, you get the power of state-of-the-art deep learning to solve your problems – without having to write a single line of code.

Solve your most challenging problems with Oncotopix Discovery

Our pre-trained nuclear detection modules facilitate automatic cell and nuclei identification on H&E and IHC stained tissue sections – saving time and staining of multiple sections.

Obtain objective and reproducible results with our deep learning algorithms for any quantitative cell type analyses in combination with e.g. tumor and stroma segmentation.

Most cancer applications involve cell identification (classification + segmentation) and tissue compartmentalization. Manually solving this task is time-consuming, and highly challenging for the untrained eye, and often leads to subjective results. It is no longer the case with deep learning.

Image analysis protocols

All you need is your scientific expertise

Develop image analysis protocols and workflows without the need for AI expertise. Use our unique authoring capabilities to tailor an existing APP to suit your needs, or to build your solution that delivers precise and accurate information without needing any programming experience.

The modular design of the software allows you to combine APPs and build a solution that answers your specific questions.

  • independently customizable: Use different classifiers and magnifications for each step
  • Reuse and share APPs: Save your configuration and use them as often as you want
  • Report outputs at any stage of the workflow (e.g. tissue area, cell counts, proliferation index)
  • Easily modify APPs without rewriting an entire workflow
For advanced users

Optimise and tweak your deep learning networks

AI for the experts

Visiopharm’s Oncotopix Discovery makes it a lot easier to solve challenging image analysis problems in tissue-based research. Using the Extended Author module, expert users can customize and control deep learning topologies such as training parameters, network architecture, and more.

This module gives access to the latest breakthroughs in AI and Deep Learning, representing the most comprehensive and configurable platform for artificial intelligence-based image analysis for digital pathology.

More than just deep learning

Understanding the biology of tissues calls for a complete toolbox of artificial intelligence techniques. Oncotopix Discovery is equipped with three types of deep learning classifiers. No matter which type of objects you need to classify, the full selection of AI tools is available at the click of a button.

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