Scientific Image File Access Made Easy

The Glencoe’s Bio-Formats solution is the most comprehensive scientific image translation library available with support for over 150 image file formats. It 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.
  • Bundles
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Light Microscopy
  • High Content Screening
  • Digital Pathology
  • Choose

Licensing Information

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New File Format

Imaging continues to evolve with new file formats coming into use every day. Request a new file format any time the need arises.

Commercial License

Is a Bio-Formats Commercial License for you?

Glencoe provides commercial licenses for Bio-Formats. See our list of supported formats. If your format is not on the list, let us know and we can work on a customized solution for you.

OEM License

Have your own software product?
Need a warrantied, guaranteed file format conversion tool? Or, need new file formats?
Plan to sell software that uses Bio-Formats with a commercial or other license besides the GPL?

Bio-Formats - Open Source License

Glencoe Software provides both development services and support for the open source Bio-Formats package.


Let’s Talk Data Formats

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