Robot vision system picks stem cells

Feb. 18, 2014

Under certain conditions, stem cells can be induced to become other types of cell such as blood or muscle cells though a process known as differentiation. Because of this, scientists and researchers can use them to regenerate diseased or damaged tissue. In a vision system developed by engineers at Peak Analysis & Automation in conjunction with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, a vision-based robotic system called pixcell detects, isolates, and picks stem cells from Petri dishes and transfers the cells to wells in microtiter plates where they can be treated to create specific cell types. >>>Read more

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Former VSD Editor James Carroll joined the team 2013.  Carroll covered machine vision and imaging from numerous angles, including application stories, industry news, market updates, and new products. In addition to writing and editing articles, Carroll managed the Innovators Awards program and webcasts.

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