Bitplane – Imaris
Founded in 1992, Bitplane is a provider of software for 3D and 4D image analysis for the life sciences. Imaris is Bitplane’s core product which provides functionality for the visualisation, segmentation and interpretation of 3D and 4D microscopy datasets. Serving customers in all parts of the world, their team is dedicated to building fast, stable and intuitive products.
Imaris is leading-edge interactive microscopy image analysis software. Through constant innovation and focus on 3D & 4D imaging, Imaris shapes the way scientists process microscopic images. Imaris features are bundled into packages designed to address the needs found within various disciplines of biology and imaging science.
Imaris Software Packages
The Imaris Start Package is an interactive visualisation and analysis software bundle for 3D and time-lapse microscopic images with advanced solutions for big datasets (Terabyte range) – smart Volume and Surface rendering based on their multi-resolution technologies, plus Surface calculations for images of unlimited size.
Imaris Start Package is perfect for researchers who require easy to use software for making stunning Snapshots and Animations, generating quantitative information from their microscopy data, co-localization studies, plotting and statistical analysis.
Imaris for Tracking
Imaris for Tracking provides interactive processing, visualization and analysis software for 3D and 4D microscopic images. Featuring state of the art volume rendering, plus object detection and tracking tools Imaris for Tracking is perfect for researchers who want to automatically analyze moving objects including those that divide over time, create a lineage tree plot and generate quantitative information from their image data.
It now includes ground breaking technology introduced in Imaris 9 to address the major bottleneck of today’s image analysis – effective quantification and Surface visualization of objects within datasets of hundreds of gigabytes.
Imaris for Cell Biologists
The Imaris for Cell Biologists package is ideal for researchers in several life science disciplines who require a broad range of functionalities to study cells and organisms. In addition to Imaris’ proven 3D/4D visualisation and analysis tools, Imaris for Cell Biologists provides the functionality for smart cell-based segmentation, analysis on a per cell basis and discovery of intracellular relationships. The package includes automated tracking, detection of cell division and creation of interactive lineage trees along with statistical tests and a two-way interface for customisation in Matlab, Java or Python.
Imaris for Neuroscientists
The Imaris for Neuroscientists package is the perfect combination of tools for researchers working in various neuroscience disciplines. Imaris enriches advanced 3D/4D visualization and analysis methods with Filament Tracer – innovative software for an automated detection of neurons including spines and other filamentous structures in 2D/3D or 4D datasets, measurements, object tracking, plotting, group comparisons with statistical tests and two-way interface for customisation in Matlab, Java or Python.
Imaris Single Full with ClearView™
Imaris Single Full gives you the complete power and flexibility of all Imaris functionalities at your fingertips. Visualization of complex 3/4D microscopy datasets with automated Spots and Surfaces detection and visualisation (100s of GBs), smart detection of complex objects, tracing of neurons, blood vessels (no lumen) or other filamentous structures, tracking including cell division detection, batch analysis and a wide range of customized analysis powered by MatLab or Python. Imaris Single Full is the perfect solution for Imaging Facilities, research consortiums, or bigger labs with multiple image analysis needs.
ClearView™ GPU-Accelerated Deconvolution – Imaris integrates ClearView™ algorithms for Spinning Disk Confocal, Widefield Fluorescence, Brightfield, Laser Scanning Confocal and TIRF. Algorithms are engineered for both NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards, allowing GPU-based processing on Mac computers.
Imaris Stitcher – Big Data Capable
Imaris Stitcher is the newest member of the Imaris family and is a stand-alone application made for precise alignment and fusing of multiple microscopy image tiles into one 2D, 3D or 4D volume. With Imaris Stitcher you can easily align and stitch multiple tiles to export images Terabytes in size.
Imaris Software Comparison
|Imaris Start||Imaris for Tracking||Imaris Single Full with ClearView||Imaris for Neuroscientists||Imaris for Cell Biologists|
|Imaris Core – Render 3D/4D images, detect objects, snapshot & animation||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Imaris MeasurementPro –Report and interact with detected object measurements||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Imaris Coloc – Visualize and quantify colocalized regions||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Imaris Vantage – Plot in 1D-4D, compare groups with statistical tests||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Imaris TrackLineage – Track motion in 2D/3D, detect divisions, create lineage tree||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Imaris Filament Tracer – Trace filamentous structures, neurons, vessels, detect spines||✔||✔|
|Imaris Cell – Segment and analyze cells and their compartments||✔||✔|
|Imaris XT – Customize analysis with Matlab, Python, Java, R||✔||✔||✔|
|Imaris Batch – Utilise saved protocols for batch analysis||✔|
|ClearView™ – GPU-accelerated deconvolution||Optional||Optional||✔||Optional||Optional|
|Imaris Stitcher –Precise alignment and stitching of multiple image tiles||Optional||Optional||Optional||Optional||Optional|