Hamamatsu Photonics employs advanced Swiss technology

Hamamatsu Photonics employs advanced Swiss technology

Tokyo (SCCIJ) – Hamamatsu Photonics, a world leader in optical systems from Japan, will utilize Swiss software for its camera systems for scientific research and the pharmaceutical industry. The software “Jetraw” by Dotphoton, a Swiss technology company from Zug, compresses image data which relieves storage costs.

Hamamatsu Photonics employs advanced Swiss technology

Swiss software will improve the performance of Hamamatsu’s opto-semiconductors like this spatial light modulator (© Hamamatsu).

Data compression

Modern microscopy, drug discovery, and cell research are among the many applications that rely on the highest quality image data. Hamamatsu, a renowned scientific camera manufacturer, provides the ultimate image quality needed for scientific research and in fields such as light-sheet microscopy, high-throughput screening, and histopathology.

In these applications, the generation of large volumes of data leads to low scalability and high costs and complexity of required information technology infrastructure. The partnership of Hamamatsu and Dotphoton enables researchers to capture and preserve higher volumes of quality data, and to make the most of modern processing methods, including AI-based image processing.

Resource reduction

“In industry and academia, storage budgets grow exponentially every year, and the increase of data center costs and its CO2 impact reduce the number of resources available for research,” says Eugenia Balysheva, CEO of Dotphoton. “We have built Jetraw to address all these problems at once, to make large image data more reliable and sustainable, and help many wonderful discoveries to happen.” According to the company, Jetraw enables reduction of storage costs by 80%, CO2 emissions by73%, and data transfer speed by 5 to 7 times.

Hamamatsu founded in 1953 offers advanced imaging technology at the forefront of the development of new and existing scientific applications. Hamamatsu’s cameras are compatible with Dotphoton’s Jetraw software. Thanks to the software made in Switzerland, Hamamatsu will be able to support customers in their data management, an additional benefit of the high sensitivity, fast readout speeds, and low noise delivery of its scientific cameras.

The Jetraw software from Switzerland provides the highest raw image compression ratio in the market combined with the highest processing speed. Moreover, it is compatible with the most popular image processing workflows. That means that Hamamatsu camera users will benefit from the fully preserved raw image data without constraints linked to storage and data transfer speed.

Dotphoton was a Venture Kick winner and a Venture Leaders Technology in 2018. One year later, the startup was a Venture Leader Mobile and one of the TOP 100 Swiss startups. In September 2020, the startup raised a seven-digit pre-Series A round from Swiss private investors.

Its products are being used by market leaders in the biomedical and space industries, from European Space Agency and Bosch. PCO Imaging, a world-leading scientific camera manufacturer, collaborated with Dotphoton to commercialize JetRaw as an integrated feature in its current software.

Text: SCCIJ based on material of Dotphoton



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