Combine probes for more quantitative power
The Stereology module has a comprehensive selection of stereological probes that can be combined to allow for simultaneous analysis of several end-points. Modern stereological methods introduce a need for efficient handling of local thickness measurement and guard zones at artificial edges for calculation of exact sampling probabilities. Local thickness measurement and guard zone handling are seamlessly integrated into Stereology.
An organized, intuitive workflow
Sample, count, document, calculate, publish – it’s that simple. Stereology will support users through each step of the process yielding powerful results of unbiased estimates that will meet or exceed the high standards of leading scientific journals for publication.
Image analysis-driven sampling
The Proportionator™ sampling principle is a very efficient general sampling principle in stereology that uses image analysis to perform a non-uniform sampling based on the extent of the feature of interest in each field of view. The sampling probability of each field is known, allowing for calculation of unbiased estimates. Proportionator™ sampling is based on the sampling strategy called Probability Proportional to Size (PPS).
Automated physical fractionator
Visiopharm’s patented Autodisector™ makes it possible to work fast and efficiently with the physical dissector principle by automating multiple steps in the workflow (tissue detection and delineation, aligning and sampling) leading to perfectly aligned adjacent sections
Developed and tested by leading experts
Visiopharm’s newCAST™ is the backbone of Stereotopix™ and originates from the stereology epicenter of Aarhus University, Denmark, developed and tested with profs. H.J. Gundersen and J.R. Nyengaard.
Hardware independent Stereology
Upgrading your current Stereology system to use whole slide imaging with Visiopharm’s Virtual™ The Visiopharm software will read the whole slide and you perform the stereological analysis completely separated from hardware. You no longer have to perform analysis for hours in a small dark room with no windows!
Whole slide images, microscopes and more
Visiopharm provides systems fully configured with all hardware components, but we can also help you to retrofit to your existing system, and are fully compatible with leading hardware brands. Visiopharm Stereology software is designed to facilitate every step in the workflow from prepared tissue sections to delivering scientifically valid, quantitative end-points that reflect important tissue properties.