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Software for analyzing microscopic images poised for big market success

Picture of John SosaJohn Sosa at the Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS)

To keep up with the high demand for their expert microscopic analysis capabilities, the team at Ohio State’s Center for the Accelerated Maturation of Materials (CAMM) needed a more robust image analysis software.

For quite a while, CAMM had been pushing the limits of ImageJ, ubiquitous freeware provided by the National Institutes of Health, and were not satisfied with repurposing Adobe Photoshop plug-ins to quantify objects in alloy microstructures.

Ohio Regents Eminent Scholar and Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Professor Hamish Fraser knew what a next generation microscopy image analysis software should do, but he couldn’t build it himself. So in April 2007, he approached a graduate student on his team he had heard was pretty good at coding.

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