Cytognomix has established partnerships to develop advanced high throughput software and microscope systems to automate cytogenetic biodosimetry in the event of a mass casualty radiation event. Biodosimetry laboratory partners include Health Canada and Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. Software development for image processing of chromosome images is being carried out at the Schools of Engineering and Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, Ontario CA. We are providing software to Huron Technologies International, Waterloo CA to accelerate the detection of dicentric metaphase chromosomes using a modification of their MACROscope system. The project has been supported by a Western Innovation Grant, a CMCR pilot project (NIH subcontract from Dartmouth University), and by the Federal Development Agency of Southern Ontario.
Read this description of our project with Huron Technologies: ApplicationNote_cytogenetic_biodosimetry