Datacolor and Flagship Biosciences to Integrate CHROMACAL Color Calibration into TALIS Digital Imaging Platform

Lawrenceville, NJ – September 9, 2015 – Datacolor® and Flagship Biosciences, Inc. (Westminster, CO) have announced a new collaboration to integrate Datacolor CHROMACAL™ color calibration technology into Flagship’s proprietary digital imaging platform TALIS™ (Tissue Analysis Laboratory Information System).  The collaboration is significant because it combines the technologies of two industry leaders to establish a new standard of performance for automated imaging systems used in tissue analysis.

Datacolor is a global leader in color management solutions and color communication technology, and Flagship is the industry leader in tissue image analysis providing tissue analysis solutions for the pharmaceutical and biotech industry.   CHROMACAL, the only commercially available color calibration technology for brightfield microscopy, addresses the critical need for quality assurance standards in digital microscopy imaging.  With CHROMACAL, images captured over various time periods and using a variety of automated imaging systems can be standardized to deliver unparalleled consistency in quality and color, and therefore optimize evaluation and automated analysis.  Flagship’s integration of CHROMACAL technology into its image analysis workflow ensures standardization of color parameters leading to consistency and accuracy of an image’s color base, and highly reproducible results across images.

“With this collaboration, CHROMACAL technology expands its scope to include whole slide imaging systems and scanners,” said Mark S. McNulty, General Manager for Datacolor CHROMACAL.  “Our relationship with Flagship will include the CHROMACAL monitor calibration system as well as the CHROMACAL calibration slide and calibration software, thereby providing a complete solution from image acquisition to image display and analysis.”  Mr. McNulty added, “We continue to be impressed by Flagship’s vision and expertise, and are excited about CHROMACAL’s role in advancing Flagship’s industry leadership.”

“Flagship is committed to the highest quality throughout our entire operation,” commented Dr. Holger Lange, Flagship’s Chief Technology Officer.  “As whole slide scanners are becoming a commodity and slide images are acquired from different scanners, it was critical for us to implement standards for quality and color consistency that go beyond the levels provided by equipment manufacturers. Working with the color experts at Datacolor and integrating CHROMACAL allows us to continue to deliver unparalleled services to our clients.”

For more information on CHROMACAL, contact Mark McNulty at mmcnulty@datacolor.com.

About CHROMACAL

Quality and color in microscope images is critical for evaluation, communication, quantification, documentation, publication, and decision-making.  In brightfield microscopy imaging, numerous factors impact quality and color, and this environment is further complicated by the variety of equipment, technology, manufacturers and their proprietary software. CHROMACAL is the microscopy industry’s first open solution for standardizing quality and color from image capture through communication.  The CHROMACAL system utilizes a precision-engineered color calibration microscope slide, together with advanced image and monitor calibration software.  By providing a system solution for brightfield microscopy, Datacolor CHROMACAL delivers a foundation for visualizing and communicating specimen images with unmatched image quality and color consistency, resulting in reliability and comparability for every imaging session.  For further information, visit www.scientific.datacolor.com.

About Datacolor

Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, provides software, instruments and services to assure accurate color of materials, products and images. The world’s leading brands, manufacturers and creative professionals have used Datacolor’s innovative solutions to consistently achieve the right color for more than 40 years. The company provides sales, service and support in over 65 countries throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia. Industries served include textile and apparel, paint and coatings, automotive, plastics, photography and videography. For more information visit www.datacolor.com.

About Flagship

Flagship Biosciences, the industry leader in tissue image analysis, advances precision medicine by quantifying and simplifying complex pathology utilizing advanced image analysis technology. The company’s comprehensive “fit for purpose” image analysis solutions transform conventional, subjective methods of histopathology with clear actionable data to speed global drug development and approval.  For more information visit www.flagshipbio.com.

Cell-based quantification of colon cancer membrane and cytoplasmic staining; advanced tissue analysis of this type relies on consistent color in scanned tissue so that automated algorithmic analysis can be completed across entire assays. Image is courtesy of Flagship Biosciences.

Cell-based quantification of colon cancer membrane and cytoplasmic staining; advanced tissue analysis of this type relies on consistent color in scanned tissue so that automated algorithmic analysis can be completed across entire assays. Image is courtesy of Flagship Biosciences.

Datacolor and CHROMACAL are trademarks or registered trademarks of Datacolor.  TALIS is a trademark of Flagship Biosciences, Inc.