Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > FEI and Scripps Research Institute Provide Open Source Code

Abstract:


Open Source License for Leginon Software Will Make Automated Image Acquisition Available to Entire Scientific Community

FEI and Scripps Research Institute Provide Open Source Code

HILLSBORO, OR | Posted on August 2nd, 2007

FEI (Nasdaq: FEIC) and The Scripps Institute have announced that the Leginon™ software system, an advanced solution for automated control and image acquisition from a transmission electron microscope (TEM), will now be available to the global scientific community as open source code. The Leginon software was developed by Scripps with funding from the National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health and has been marketed by FEI since 2003. It is most commonly used for Single Particle Analysis (SPA) applications, where three dimensional models of nanoscale particles are created.

The Leginon software enables TEM users to collect very large numbers of high quality images of macromolecules under low dose conditions. The automated system is integrated with a database that keeps track of all acquired images, the imaging parameters associated with them, as well as the relationship between images acquired from the same target at a variety of scales. The application helps improve throughput for single particle data acquisition, both by increasing the number of images acquired as well as the number of different specimens that can be imaged and analyzed.

"The relationship between FEI and our group at TSRI was critical to the initial development of Leginon as well as the subsequent rapid implementation of new features suggested by the user community," said Bridget Carragher, Director of the National Resource for Automated Molecular Microscopy, which is based at TSRI. Clint Potter, a Co- Director of the Resource added, "The generosity of FEI in releasing Leginon under an Open Source License ensures that the software can now continue to be developed by the scientific community for the benefit of everyone."

"We are pleased to have worked with the Scripps Research Institute for many years on the Leginon program and we are happy to make the Leginon software available under an open source license," commented Matt Harris, vice president of FEI's NanoBiology division. "The widespread availability of this proven and highly functional software will accelerate scientific discovery and development in life sciences for many years to come."

Leginon software is now available for download subject to the Apache Open Source License at: http://www.leginon.org

####

About FEI Company
FEI (Nasdaq: FEIC) is a global leader in providing innovative instruments for nanoscale imaging, analysis and prototyping. FEI focuses on delivering solutions that provide groundbreaking results and accelerate research, development and manufacturing cycles for its customers in Semiconductor and Data Storage, Academic and Industrial R&D, and Life Sciences markets. With R&D centers in North America and Europe, and sales and service operations in more than 50 countries around the world, FEI’s Tools for Nanotech™ are bringing the nanoscale within the grasp of leading researchers and manufacturers.

About The Scripps Research Institute

The Scripps Research Institute is one of the world's largest independent, non-profit biomedical research organizations, at the forefront of basic biomedical science that seeks to comprehend the most fundamental processes of life. Scripps Research is internationally recognized for its discoveries in immunology, molecular and cellular biology, chemistry, neurosciences, autoimmune, cardiovascular, and infectious diseases, and synthetic vaccine development. Established in its current configuration in 1961, it employs approximately 3,000 scientists, postdoctoral fellows, scientific and other technicians, doctoral degree graduate students, and administrative and technical support personnel. Scripps Research is headquartered in La Jolla, California. It also includes Scripps Florida, whose researchers focus on basic biomedical science, drug discovery, and technology development.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
FEI Company
Dan Zenka, APR
+1 503-726-2695

Copyright © Business Wire 2007

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Announcements

Self-assembling, biomimetic membranes may aid water filtration August 1st, 2015

Transparent, electrically conductive network of encapsulated silver nanowires: A novel electrode for optoelectronics August 1st, 2015

Harris & Harris Group Portfolio Company, HZO, Announces Partnerships with Dell and Motorola August 1st, 2015

Advances and Applications in Biosensing, Sensor Power, and Sensor R&D to be Covered at Sensors Global Summit August 1st, 2015

Tools

Heating and cooling with light leads to ultrafast DNA diagnostics July 31st, 2015

Take a trip through the brain July 30th, 2015

Publication on Atomic Force Microscopy based nanoscale IR Spectroscopy (AFM-IR) persists as a 2015 top downloaded paper July 29th, 2015

Nanometrics Announces Upcoming Investor Events July 28th, 2015

Alliances/Trade associations/Partnerships/Distributorships

Harris & Harris Group Portfolio Company, HZO, Announces Partnerships with Dell and Motorola August 1st, 2015

The National Space Society Pays Tribute to Dr. Kalam -- One Of Our Leading Lights Has Joined The Stars August 1st, 2015

Liquipel Debuts Eyesight-Saving ION-Glass Blue Light Protection for iPhones and Androids at RadioShack Stores Nationwide: Liquipel's Unique Protective Screen, Available at RadioShack, Cuts Harmful Blue Light Implicated in Macular Degeneration by 10x July 28th, 2015

Dais Analytic's Business Affiliate in China Announces Ten-Year Strategic Energy Efficiency Business Arrangement With COFCO: Dais Beijing to Perform Feasibility Study on Over 80 Buildings to Improve Efficiencies as Part of Overall Hotel Energy-Savings Project July 23rd, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project