Low cost cloud based remote microscopy for biological sciences
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Low cost cloud based remote microscopy for biological sciences

  • Author(s): Baudin, Pierre V
  • Ly, Victoria T
  • Pansodtee, Pattawong
  • Jung, Erik A
  • Currie, Robert
  • Hoffman, Ryan
  • Willsey, Helen Rankin
  • Pollen, Alex A
  • Nowakowski, Tomasz J
  • Haussler, David
  • Mostajo-Radji, Mohammed Andres
  • Salama, Sofie
  • Teodorescu, Mircea
  • et al.
Abstract

A low cost remote imaging platform for biological applications was developed. The "Picroscope" is a device that allows the user to perform longitudinal imaging studies on multi-well cell culture plates. Here we present the network architecture and software used to facilitate communication between modules within the device as well as external cloud services. A web based console was created to control the device and view experiment results. Post processing tools were developed to analyze captured data in the cloud. The result is a platform for controlling biological experiments from outside the lab.

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