Member since: 2019
Organization: Molecular Phenotyping & Imaging Core (MPIC) Facility
Stellar support team and next level research capabilities.
Application Area: Localize and quantify cellular proteins and RNA sequences in tissues samples and tissue microarrays
"The HALO Image Analysis Platform is a complete game changer in research. Being able to analyze our digitalized tissue slides and TMA slides in order to extract cell counts & cell types based on Immunohistochemistry (IHC) & In situ hybridization (ISH; CISH & FISH) staining allows us to better & more reliably determine the effectiveness of drugs as well as further understand diseases & disease progression. Getting good at using HALO takes training, practice and WebEx assistance from Indica Labs, but once you're up an running, there's no stopping the possibilities. Pairing up this revolutionary technology with a stellar service from the Indica Labs support team that has provided us guidance, usage ideas as well as listening to the customers requests with regards to the regular software updates, makes this platform near unbeatable."
Member since: 2019
For the Pathologist HALO is by far the best digital image analysis platform available.
Application Area:Digital image analysis of immuno-oncology clinical and preclinical samples
"As a Pathologist specializing in digital image analysis, I have had the opportunity to use several different digital image analysis platforms. Indica Labs' HALO is by far the most accurate, versatile and user friendly digital image analysis platform that I have used. Literally within 10-15 minutes of "tuning" one of their "out of the box" detection algorithms, I can perform image analysis for most simple immunohistochemical markers. The workflow is simple, with sacanned images being imported directly into HALO with or without annotations for analysis. This even allows for remote use when working off site. The customer support is AMAZING and I routinely get same day or next day help from the technical support reps. HALO is a must have for any pathologist or scientist involved in quantifying immunohistochemical stains. In addition the HALO AI module is extremely easy to use. Within 20 minutes I was able to set up AI detection of tumor vs. normal tissue, as well as tumor epithelium vs. stroma. HALO provides everything one needs for quantification of IHC for clinical and pre-clinical studies (of course with supervision of a pathologist). Best of all: it is fun, like a video game for Pathologists! "
Member since: 2019
Excellent tool, fast, user friendly, powerful.
Application Area:Spatial analysis of multiplex immunofluorescent pathology images
"I am almost completely satisfied with the HALO image analysis platform. The main areas of improvement would be in cell segmentation using membrane markers and in data analysis after datafication of the slide. My principle bottleneck is in creating actionable insight from the multiple reported parameters. I think that Indica's experience with AI and multiplex data generation positions you well to exploit the current need in the marketplace. One more thing - phenotyping manually by thresholding with no morphology/cell size, neighbor information is good but if I had a magic wand, then phenotyping would be a full suite of tools with spatial, multimarker, and morphological features that could be weighted from 0 to 1 in a machine learning classifier model."
Member since: 2019
Organization: University Health Network, Advanced Optical Microscopy Facility
Halo is the simply the best whole-slide analysis software available.
Application Area:Multiple cancer, neuroscience, and cardiac applications in a core facility
"Halo is simply the best whole-slide analysis software available. We have a large core facility, scanning over 15,000 brightfield and 2,000 fluorescence slides per year (plus many confocal microscopes, etc.). For whole-slide analysis, we formerly used Genie (from Aperio), and InForm (from Perkin Elmer), and we have collaborators using Definiens (no longer available) and Visiopharm. But now we have over 50 users per month working on Halo and the other platforms have been virtually shut down. Halo is very easy to get up and running - within a 2 hour session we can get a new user started with their own classification and cell counting application. Most users run a batch analysis overnight and collect and review their results in the morning. The team at Indica Labs are quick to respond when we have a challenging analysis project - they will WebEx in and help optimize the parameters. They have the experience (and courage) to tell us if the staining is just not suitable or a more complex classifier is required."
With unmatched ease-of-use, powerful analytic capabilities, and ultra-fast processing speeds, Laboratories around the world depend on HALO® to achieve high-throughput, accurate analysis of their digital pathology.
IMAGE ANALYSIS SIMPLIFIED
Spend less time learning software and more time analyzing data. HALO’s analysis tuning is fast and easy for experts and novices alike, without sacrificing data quality. No need to “build” analysis algorithms from scratch. HALO’s flexible, purpose-built modules provide quick, quantitative results in oncology, neuroscience, metabolism, toxicological pathology, and more.
ACCELERATE YOUR ANALYSIS
Digital slides are large and bog down conventional analysis systems. HALO’s parallel processing technology and optimized algorithms yield up to four times the analysis rate of competitive solutions using the same standard hardware. Organizations with greater throughput demands can couple HALO with our performance boosting analysis clusters.
EASILY EXPLORE CELLULAR DATA
HALO reports morphological and multiplexed expression data on a cell-by-cell basis across entire tissue sections and maintains an interactive link between cell data and cell image. Click on any cell in the image and immediately see analysis outputs for that specific cell. Sorting and filtering capabilities allow the user to mine millions of cells while visually assessing corresponding cell populations. For example, sort cells according to biomarker intensity and immediately locate cells with highest intensity in the image. Just imagine the endless possibilities.
GROW WITH HALO
HALO offers a modular platform that can expand with your needs. Start with a few modules, and add more as your needs change. Use HALO on a single workstation or ramp up to a server-based license for your entire group. HALO is flexible enough for any budget.