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The licensed Bio-Formats solution from Glencoe Software is the most comprehensive scientific image translation library available with support for over 150 image file formats.

Bio-Formats is compatible with image data files from numerous imaging domains, including:

  • Brightfield and fluorescence
  • 3-D cell division with color and time-lapse
  • High-content screening (HCS)
  • Digital pathology
  • and many others

How It Works

Bio-Formats is a Java library that expands the power and breadth of your imaging analysis capabilities. It converts image metadata into a common model and makes it accessible for any analysis software. Bio-Formats directly interfaces with common image analysis tools such as ImageJ, MATLAB®, Imaris®, CellProfiler® and several others.

Choose Your Bundle

Glencoe gives you the option to choose the right Bio-Formats Bundle that would work for you. Our bundles are tailored to the major imaging categories our customers specialize in. We offer three levels – Core, Screen, Path and Complete – each designed to give you the best Bio-Formats experience for your lab or facility.

Responsive Service and Ongoing Support

Glencoe offers both expert development services and full support options for our Bio-Formats solution. This provides you with bug fixes and on-call support should any of your users experience issues with file types or usability.

We also realize that imaging continues to evolve with new file formats coming into use every day. Request a new file format any time the need arises. Our experienced team can create a customized solution to solve your immediate imaging challenges. And, as performance improvements come on line, they are delivered to you as soon as they are available.

Need Custom Support?

Leverage Glencoe’s private support network, dedicated service team and expert developers to achieve your loftiest imaging goals.