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The Complete System:

The Fastest and Easiest Way to do Karyotyping

On-screen karyotyping is a commonly used method for routine diagnostics and research all over the world. The karyotyping system Ikaros combines an intuitive graphic user interface with a variety of powerful tools to provide the flexibility, which is required to analyze even the most complex karyotypes. Ikaros has been developed with focus on security, speed, and ease of use. Designed to minimize the number of interactions, Ikaros ensures amazingly fast results, and is recognized as the fastest system of its kind.

The flexible system architecture of all MetaSystems products simplifies the adaptation of Ikaros stations to your specific working conditions. Ikaros is network-ready and comes as a complete stand-alone system, or as a dedicated workstation either for capturing, analysis, review, or for database maintenance.

The Fastest and Most Flexible Color Fluorescence and FISH Imaging System

The system features two separate and distinct components: the production unit and the delivery point-of-use unit:

Daily performance is facilitated by having both ultrapure water and information conveniently delivered at the point-of-use. The Q-POD unit is always within reach, and its convenient and adaptable dispensing enables the user to work both intuitively and precisely. The user can select either a very precise volume with the autofill key or manually press the plunger. The Q-POD unit’s multicolor graphic display allows easy interaction with the system and provides information about water quantity and quality.

The Isis color fluorescence and FISH imaging system is widely recognized as the fastest and most flexible system of its kind. Isis combines ease of use and a functionality, that meets the requirements of even the most demanding research applications. With the help of automatic integration time adjustment, and with the support of many motorized microscopes, it reliably acquires fluorescence images with up to 12 color channels. For image processing Isis provides a variety of tools to enhance, edit, annotate, archive, measure, and print the images.

The optimized user interface guarantees rapid results in research and routine. Isis can be either installed as a stand-alone system, or it can be seamlessly integrated into Ikaros karyotyping stations, the Metafer slide scanning workstation, or any multi-user workplace with networked stations.

Options for color karyotyping, comparative genomic hybridization (CGH), multicolor FISH (mFISH), multicolor fluorochrome banding (mBAND), and for automatic telomere measurement are available. Like the Ikaros karyotyping software, Isis provides an integrated case database and various tools to manage and evaluate the data. Being part of the software package, the archiving software MetaArchive tracks all the work and facilitates secure and complete archiving of data and images to DVD-RAMs.